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Prenatal to Early Years


Your local public health nurse is an excellent resource as you start your family and seek the best information on caring for and parenting your children. Contact your local public health nurse at a Community Health Office near you. Community Health Office locations can be found on our Find Us page.

Care Providers – Prenatal Care and Delivery
at Selkirk Regional Health Centre
Eveline Street Clinic, 66 Eveline St.
Selkirk, MB

Dear Expectant Mothers: erjWEJKQoezBkppm04A3_Dear Expectant Parents.pdf (

Making Connections- You and Your Growing Baby: wkIWNhPSES8MRBgtQm5A_Healthy Baby Making Connections.pdf (

Manitoba Prenatal Benefits: 42MQotUjQdCEfSOifqmr_Healthy Baby Manitoba Prenatal Benefit Application.pdf (

IERHA Public Health Team: sII3DWlkTO6Z26rHJ5HU_IERHA Public Health Team Brochure 2022.pdf (

Planning Ahead for Breastfeeding:

Family Birthing Unit

The Family Birthing Unit team at Selkirk Regional Health Centre feels honoured to play a role in welcoming babies into the world and getting families off to a good start. Visit the Obstetrics page for more information and to take a tour!

Selkirk Regional Health Centre Obstetrics
Selkirk Regional Health Centre staff in the Obstetrics Unit would normally appreciate the opportunity to provide people who are expecting with a tour of the unit to highlight the birthing unit’s features and answer any questions. Given restrictions now in place due to COVID-19, we have a video to share with you:

To speak with a staff member in Selkirk Regional Health Centre’s family birthing unit, please call 204-482-5800 and press 2, then 4.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Baby Friendly Manitoba (Information for Parents):

10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed: Sq43sArzSqK3bNrQpwZZ_10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby.pdf (

10 Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding: fA7muQFEQCGM6b31DBOC_10 valuable-tips-successful-breastfeeding-eng.pdf (

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Breastfeeding Your Baby (

Hand Expression:

Paced Bottle Feeding:

About Breastfeeding:

Feeding Your Breastfed Baby 6 months – 1 Year: Feeding Your Breastfed Baby 6 Months to 1 year (

Community Breastfeeding Supports: bZyobZcTOSPC1ykkzgRC_Community Breastfeeding Supports.pdf (

Growing Years Family Resource Center/Breastfeeding Mom’s Group (Selkirk, Manitoba):

International Breastfeeding Centre:

Bringing Baby Home

Baby’s Best Chance:

Safe Baby Wearing: kissable-visible-calin-eng.pdf (

Safe Sleeping for Your Baby:

Tummy Time:

Routine Immunization Schedule: Immunization: Birth to Five • Healthy Parenting Winnipeg

Immunization FAQs: g16YBtpUR3yMvk0S56De_IMMUNIZATION FAQs.pdf (

Families First: brochure.pdf (

Postpartum Mental and Emotional Health

Postpartum home visits — what to expect when you get home
The Public Health Nurse in your area will contact you by phone after you are discharged from the hospital. Business hours in the Interlake-Eastern RHA are typically Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A home visit may be offered to provide further support on feeding your infant, infant growth and development, maternal and family questions or other concerns. If you need to speak to someone outside of normal business hours, you can call a registered nurse at Health Links toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-888-315-9257 for any health-related questions. In an emergency, always call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

Families First Program
Building strong family relationships and connecting families with resources that meet their needs are objectives of Families First. Public health nurses identify where families may benefit from information, support and/or additional resources. Some families are offered a home visitor who can support positive parenting for up to three years by:

  • building strong family relationships
  • connecting to community resources
  • exploring solutions to challenging situations
  • getting health care for your family
  • learning through play
  • providing information on health, safety and nutrition
  • providing information about pregnancy
  • sharing information about child development
  • supporting healthy growth, development and learning

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 any time from prenatal period until school entry.

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

OUR Time Healthy Baby Program

Funded through the Department of Families, these programs offer community-based support for prenatal and post-partum families.

  • 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, public health nurses, Families First home visitors
  • do activities and crafts with your baby
  • enjoy healthy snacks
  • receive milk coupons (during your pregnancy and until your baby is six 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, providing a friendly, informal environment where parents and their children can ask questions and receive current, relevant information.


West side of Lake Winnipeg (including Selkirk)

East side of Lake Winnipeg

Connect with a Healthy Baby program
in your area toll-free at

Postpartum Mental and Emotional Health

Postpartum Support International: Postpartum Support International – PSI

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: 2021_04_02 PSI PMADs Infographic – (Symptoms & Risk Factors) – FINAL (1).png (

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba: Baby Blues and Better Days – Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba: Home – Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba (

Coping with Change: copingwithchange-English-Updated-March-19-2019.pdf (

Adult Mental Health Services: Adult Services (

Early Years

Information for Parents: Useful Info for Moms-to-be | Healthy Baby | Child and Youth Programs | Province of Manitoba (

Early Childhood Development Pamphlets: Early Childhood Development Pamphlets | Health | Province of Manitoba (

Rehabilitation Centre for Children: Preschool Development: Information and Strategies for Caregivers | Rehabilitation Centre for Children (

Feeding Your Child From Age 1-5: Feeding Your Child from age 1 to 5 (

Dental Health (Prenatal – Early Years):

Growing Years Family Resource Center (Selkirk, Manitoba):

Recommended Websites for Families

Caring for Kids:

Manitoba Parent Zone:

KellyMom: Breastfeeding and Parenting

HealthLink BC: Pregnancy and Parenting | HealthLink BC

La Leche League Canada: Home | La Leche League Canada – Breastfeeding Support and Information (

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