TREIVA PLAMONDON (SHE/HER)
Full Spectrum Birthworker
Community | Based in Yellowknife, can travel to communities
Hello, my name is Treiva Plamondon. I am an indigenous Métis woman from Hay River, NT. I am a full-spectrum birthworker with a long term goal of becoming a midwife. I have felt a deep ancestral calling to traditional midwifery and birthwork ever since I was a young child.
It is disheartening to see how little help there is for families who are forced to give birth outside of their community and support system. I am determined to play a part in improving the system and feel it is my responsibility to assist in reintroducing birth to our communities by giving people power over their reproductive rights
The foundation for community reconciliation and healing is reproductive care, especially care that is culturally sensitive. Working as a full-time Indigenous Birthworker, I am able to help bridge the gap for people that are evacuated to Yellowknife, NT or other communities. My job is to create a connection with the pregnant person and their support system to provide a comfortable and familiar face when they have to leave their community for birth. Although this position doesn’t fix the fact that the evacuation policy exists, it is a positive step in the direction to bring birth back home. I look forward to meeting and connecting with folks from across the NT that need support on their reproductive journey!