Huckleberry Midwives is an Indigenous-led midwifery practice that offers culturally relevant perinatal care on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleilwaututh territory in Vancouver, BC. We hold priority spots for Indigenous families while also providing care for POC (people of colour) and non-Indigenous clients.
We are Indigenous & non-Indigenous/Settler midwives who work collaboratively to provide equitable, high quality care during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. We are primary care providers, with a scope of practice similar to a Family Doctor but only during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Although our “patients” are the birthing parent and the baby, we care for the whole family, community, and relations.
Recognizing that we are guests on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory, we hope to grow our practice by following local Indigenous leadership, protocols and values. Indigenous midwives have been practising here for thousands of years, and our goal is to support Indigenous midwifery through our practice by mentoring new Indigenous midwives and birth workers.
In addition to providing clinical midwifery care, we also provide more individualised care for BIPOC families including supporting access to BIPOC doulas, Indigenous medicines, traditional foods, relationships with Elders and connection to other community supports.
Practising with Indigenous values means a slower kind of midwifery, taking more time to build relationships, individualise care and connect our clients to other good care in the community. Because of this, we will have a smaller case load and our goal is to be able to have more time to spend with each of you!
For more information: Huckleberry Midwives