Saskatoon Health Region midwives and their supporters had a beautiful day to mark the annual International Day of the Midwife in Saskatoon. Midwife June Friesen (pictured here) brought her grandson to the walk.

The Health Region has offered midwifery services for three years. In 2009, midwives helped 176 mothers give birth to a child. Of those moms, 43 per cent gave birth at home, and the program continues to grow every year.