Kenhtè:ke

Midwives

"They are protecting the seeds at the Bay of Quinte"

Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahá:nayen

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Shé:kon sewakwé:kon. Ne Kenhtè:ke Kontiwirayé:na’s – ‘Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen’ ne tsi Onkwehonwehnéha Kontiwirayé:na’s tsi Kenhtè:ke’. Onkwehonwehnéha táhnon O’seronni’neha konhstáhkwa’ ta’kontihwe’nón:nike’ akonwatiya’takenhnhónhake’ táhnon akontiwirayenáhseke’ ó:ni ne kontiwirayentá:seres. Tóka’t yáh thakontitshá:nike’, takontatenyáhese’ táhnon sa’oyé:ra ní:yoht enhatinákera’te’, á:re tsi niyonkwarihó:tens entsitewahahá:wake’ táhnon enyethiya’takénhnha’ ne onkwayà:ta’, onkwahwatsiraténnyon, onkwen’taraténnyon táhnon onkwanakerahsera. Kontikwénnyes akonterákwahse’ tsi nahó:ten tkonnehtáhkwa’ ne yotiwirayentá:sereh, aotihwá:tsire táhnon aotinakeráhsera’. Yethirihwakwennyónhstha’ tsi nahó:ten tkonnehtáhkwa’ ne yakowirayentá:sereh táhnon tenyethinónhweron’ tsi ayekwé:ni’ ayontéweton’. Tsi náhe tyonatahsawátyeh ne Kenhtè:ke Kontiwirayé:na’s, 43 nikón:ti wa’konwatiya’takénhnha’ ayotiwirayentá:sere nok ó:ni’ yonate’shennayentà:onh akonwanateweyénhsten’ ne konterihwayénhstha’ ayewirayé:na’.

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She:kon Sewakwekon! Kenhtè:ke Midwives – Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen ‘They are protecting the seeds at the Bay of Quinte’ is an Indigenous Midwifery Practice located on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. As Primary Healthcare Providers, Onkwehón:we midwives provide culturally appropriate maternal and newborn care to Indigenous families by harmonizing traditional and contemporary knowledge systems. By removing the fear of birth and allowing our bodies to do what the Creator intended, we are reclaiming the sovereignty of birth and strengthening ourselves, families, clans, communities and nation. The community, family and the expectant woman are offered a choice of services that compliment and support personal beliefs and customs. We respect the strength and knowledge of birthing women and honour birth as a deeply profound and sacred ceremony. Between opening in May 2012 and August 2017, Kenhtè:ke Midwives has served 43 clients! It also provides an apprenticeship training model for Birth Attendants and Onkwehón:we Midwives.

Ne Kaya‘takenà:tshera’ (Services Provided)

  • Enhnita’néha Konwarihonnyén:nis
  • Konwatiya‘takénhnha’s Ohén:ton Ayené:ron
  • Né:e’ Yotirí:wayen ne Yah Tekontiné:ron
  • Enkonwayátkenhse‘ Tóka’t Yené:ron
  • Konwarihwaka‘én:nyons’
  • Aóskon Tkonwateweyén:tons ne Yené:ron
  • Káhkhwa Kaya’takenhná:tshera
  • Aóskon Konwatiya‘takénhnha’s Shenyontéweton‘ & Ayenákera’te’
  • Aóhskon Konwatiya‘takénhnha’s Tsi Ohná:kon Yakonakerà:tonh
  • Né:e‘ Yotirí:wayen ne Owira’shón:a’
  • 24-Nikahwihsta‘ékstsherá:ke’ Konwatiya‘takénhna Konwanatstaróntha’
  • Né:e’ Yotirí:wayen ne Konón:kwe
  • Teyontateweyén:tons
  • Kanonkhwatshera‘ón:we’ Konwanateweyenhstén:nis
  • Tsi Niyonkwarihó:tens Shakonehyá:rons
  • Tsi Niyonkwarihó:tens Roatihwatsiratátye
  • Onkwehonwehnéha Tehonwatihsnyé:nons
  • Kayenawá:tshera ne Kahwá:tsire Tsi Tkahyatonhserayentáhkwa’
  • Puberty/Moontime Teachings
  • Preconception Counselling
  • Infertility Information & Support
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Pap Test
  • Complete Prenatal Care
  • Nutrition
  • Complete Labour & Birth Care
  • Complete Postpartum Care
  • Well Baby Issues
  • 24-Hour Breastfeeding Support
  • Women’s Health Issues (menopausal support, etc.)
  • Female Traditional Self Care
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Traditional Parenting
  • Traditional Family Teachings
  • Traditional Counselling
  • Family/Maternal Resource Library

Kenhtè:ke Midwives

Yakhiya‘tetyá:se’s Ne Konwatiya’takenhnhónhenh

What Our Clients Say

 

“Dorothy and her team are very caring and loving. It made every visit comfortable.”

“All of our questions and concerns were answered; and, we felt empowered to make informed decisions for our family.”

“I learned so much and felt so supported throughout my pregnancy and after my baby was born. I would recommend everyone seek the services of a midwife.”

“Very loving and caring. I have three other children and still learned something new each time; loved that I was able to birth at home.”

“Even though we ended-up having a different birth, it was very easy and everyone was helpful!”

“Tóka’t yáh thakontitshá:nike’, takontatenyáhese’ táhnon sa’oyé:ra ní:yoht enhatinákera’te’, á:re tsi niyonkwarihó:tens entsitewahahá:wake’ táhnon enyethiya’takénhnha’ ne onkwayà:ta’, onkwahwatsiraténnyon, onkwen’taraténnyon táhnon onkwanakerahsera.”

“Removing the fear of birth, allows our bodies to do what the Creator intended, we are reclaiming the sovereignty of birth and strengthening ourselves, families, clans, communities and nation.”