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Nunavik midwifery program graduates its first Ungava coast midwife – Nunatsiaq News

“The community is super proud to have someone who is so skilled and professional”

15 September 2020

Marilyn Mesher has been a staple in Tulattavik health centre’s birthing centre for many years.

Over the last seven years, the Kuujjuaq-based midwife has attended more than 120 births of Nunavik children. The mother of three took two years off to birth and raise her youngest child.

Today, Mesher has a new designation—she is now the newest graduate of Nunavik’s midwifery education program and the first registered midwife for Nunavik’s Ungava region.

Mesher did her exams earlier this year, and finally completed her registration with Quebec’s Order of Midwives (l’Ordre des sage-femmes du Québec) in July.

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