Prenatal Education


Prenatal Classes
The ARHA offers prenatal sessions in various communities throughout the region. Classes cover Labour and Delivery, Infant Feeding, Parenting and Post Partum changes.
To Register
Please call 1-204-476-7550 or send email or simply click:
Register Online Now!

Please view the downloadable documents to your right:
Prenatal Class Schedule for the latest dates and locations of ARHA Prenatal Classes.
ARHA Public Health Nurses for contact information
ARHA Resource Guide

Babys Best Chance
Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Lets Grow a Healthy Baby-A Guide to Making Healthy Choices in Pregnancy

ARHA Community Programs

Baby Steps – A Healthy Baby Program

What is Baby Steps? This Healthy Baby Program provides support and information sessions for pregnant women and new families/caregivers. You will have a chance to share information, ask questions, join in fun activities and discuss topics related to pregnancy, parenting, nutrition, child development and your baby’s health. Sixteen litres of milk coupons per month will be available to all pregnant women and women who have babies under 6 months. Contact the Healthy Baby Coordinator, Karen Flintoft at 1-204-476-7862 for your local PHN for more information.
Please see the downloadable document to your right: Events Calendar – Baby Steps Dates/Locations

Local Delivering Facilities

Neepawa – 1-204-476-2394
Brandon – 1-204-578-4000
Boundary Trails – 1-204-331-8800
Yorkton – 1-306-786-0479

Prenatal Benefit Information

Any pregnant woman who lives in Manitoba and has a net family income of less than $32,000 is eligible for the Manitoba Prenatal Benefit (up to $81.41/month). Applications are available from your local Public Health Nurse or click here Download Prenatal Benefit Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Manitoba Prenatal Benefit?
Eating healthy foods during pregnancy is important for you and your growing baby. To help you eat well while you are pregnant, the Manitoba Government will send you a monthly cheque during your pregnancy if you – a) live in Manitoba; b) have a low to moderate income (net family income less than $32,000/year).

How much will the Prenatal Benefits be?
The amount of your cheque depends on how much you (and your spouse, if you are married or live common law) made in the last year. Many people will receive about $80/month whereas others will receive a lower amount.

When can I start getting the benefit?
Apply as soon as you can. The benefit can start in the month of your 14th week of pregnancy if an application is received by or before that time. Applications received later are eligible from that date, if they are complete.

How long will the benefit last?
The benefit is paid while you are pregnant and ends in the month your baby is due.

General Pregnancy Information

Useful Information for Moms to be

ARHA Birth Plan
For a pdf copy, please click ARHA Birth Plan on your right.

Nutrition Links
Canada’s Food Guide
Folic Acid

Fetal Development Links
Baby Development

Common Concerns/Discomforts during Pregnancy Links
Group B Streptococcus Infection
Warning Signs During Pregnancy

Breastfeeding Links
La Leche League
Jack Newman
Public Health Grey Bruce

General Links
Activity & Pregnancy
Dental Health & Pregnancy
Postpartum Depression
Gestational Diabetes
Maternity and Parental Leave
Health Pregnancy Quiz
Additional Prenatal Information

Labour and Delivery

Online Prenatal Classes


For more information regarding Prenatal Education Services contact:

Public Health Program Intake
Box 729, Neepawa Satellite Office, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0
Tel.: 204-476-7550
Email us

Downloadable documents

Prenatal Class Schedule 2014



Baby Steps

Prenatal Education Services Include: