Author: Fortier, Charlene
Research for Cultural Practices: Narratives of Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care took place within Secwepemúl̓ecw (the territory of the Secwepémc people). Through four narratives by Secwépemc Elders, cultural practices of pregnancy, birthing and postpartum care are examined through key findings and linguistic analysis. Elders discuss a time when expecting mothers gave birth in the home and used traditional medicines from the land to care for themselves and for their babies. Through these vivid narratives we are able to envision Secwépemc cultural practices and aim to put them into practice for the future generations.
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