Looking for a creative, meaningful way to celebrate your pregnancy or the pregnancy of a loved one? Stuck looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Here are some ideas:

  • Mother2Mother Childbirth Services offers belly casting, mother blessings/blessingways (an alternative to traditional showers), and birth art sessions.
  • Momentum Massage Therapy offers belly casting
  • Photography: Winnipeg has lots of talented maternity and birth photographers — or check out the list I’ve got going here
  • Local artist Cassandra Smith creates beautiful hand-painted, custom pottery baby gifts such as piggy banks, picture frames, trinket boxes, and plaques. Check her out her website at handpaintedbabygifts.com.
  • A Labour of Love Doula Support Services offers belly casting and belly henna
  • Local artist Junko Bailey creates custom nursery art called the Happy Frame: a lovely keepsake that incorporates your baby shower/new baby cards. Check her out on her Etsy shop, Kimonology.
  • Erthe Mama:”Erthe Mama provides belly casting services for pregnant people in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, and surrounding areas. Please visit http://www.erthemamaplacenta.com/belly-casting.html to view photos of previous work, and for pricing.”

Gift certificates are always appreciated, and lots of businesses sell them. Here are some ideas…

  • Yoga or other fitness classes
  • Meal delivery (purchase through a business like Supper Central or Soup Bee, or organize a meal delivery schedule with your friends and family)
  • Postpartum doula services
  • Photography sessions – birth or newborn
  • Massage therapy
  • Cleaning services
  • Birth Roots sells gift certificates that can be redeemed for Birth Doula services,
  • Prenatal Birthing Classes,
  • Postpartum Doula Services,
  • Breastfeeding Classes,
  • Baby Signing Classes,
  • Yoga Classes,
  • HypnoBirthing Classes,
  • Birth Pool Rentals and b
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  • Nest Family Centre sells 5- and 10-class passes for their various classes and drop-in groups.