1. Burns, Laura BScN, RN
  2. Whitty-Rogers, Joanne PhD, RN
  3. MacDonald, Cathy PhD, RN


Indigenous women experience a higher incidence of maternal complications compared with non-Indigenous women. Despite this, little is known about access to prenatal care for Mi'kmaq women in Nova Scotia. The intent of this study was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of Mi'kmaq women's experiences accessing prenatal care. The findings from this study highlight key implications for nursing practice such as promoting the nurse's role in supporting and advocating for Mi'kmaq women's health and for providing culturally safe care. This research will highlight that access to prenatal care is a complex issue for some women.