Online prenatal classes are available through this site.• changes during pregnancy • labour and birth process • breathing and relaxation techniques for labour and delivery • lactation and breastfeeding• postpartum adjustment • needs of the newborn • parenting • answers to your questions • referrals to reliable information sources
The Families First Program is delivered across the province by Community Public Health. There is no cost and it is a voluntary program that families can join anytime from prenatal period until school entry.
Visit Families First for more information.
If I had my child to raise over again,
I'd finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I'd do less correcting, and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less, and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I'd run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging, and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd teach less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.
- Diane Loomans
Healthy Smile Happy Child Project
The Healthy Smile/Happy Child Early Childhood Tooth Decay Prevention Project focuses on teaching and educating young parents and mothers-to-be about the importance of proper nutrition and dental hygiene. This unique project focuses on reaching young children and their parents in settings where they interact with service providers, such as early childhood education facilities.
Baby Talk - Stroller FitnessA Public Health Drop-In Program for Parents and Infants or Toddlers. Meet other new parents and turn your walking time with baby into an indoor walking club (Sept to April) at the Selkirk Recreation Complex walking track. Click here to find out more.Healthy Baby Drop-In /Step'n Out with Mom/Our TimeFunded through Healthy Child Manitoba, these programs offer community based support for pre-natal and post-partum families.
If you are pregnant or have a baby under the age of one, you can attend a Healthy Baby Program to:
§ ask questions about your pregnancy
§ learn about your baby’s growth and development
§ get to know other moms and new parents
§ learn about nutrition and health
§ get breastfeeding support
§ get parenting tips
§ connect with friendly HB staff including: Dietitians, PHN’s , Families First home visitors
§ do activities with your baby /crafts
§ enjoy healthy snacks
§ receive milk coupons (during your pregnancy and until your baby is 6 months old)
§ Partners/support persons and older siblings are welcome!
Drop-Ins are free and no registration is required. Groups meet in various sites throughout the region on a regular basis. Provides a friendly, informal environment where women and their children can ask questions and receive current, relevant information.
West side of Lake Winnipeg including Selkirk: 1-866-211-1703
East side of Lake Winnipeg: Toll Free-1-877-753-2012 or Shelly at (204) 753-5249
orTo connect with a Healthy Baby program in your area, call Healthy Child Manitoba toll free at 1-888-848-0140 .
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Manitoba Parent Zone
Canadian Pediatric Society Caring for kids