Prenatal Classes

Prenatal Classes in Winnipeg are offered in different formats and with different topics depending on the class and class provider.  Most classes are offered by private businesses and vary in cost. Please check with the individual business for full details. This list is not necessarily comprehensive and it is listed in alphabetical order.

Bean Family Wellness offers Group Prenatal Childbirth Classes, Private In-Home Prenatal Childbirth Classes and Birthing Again Classes. The ‘Mindful Pregnancy, Mindful Birth’ Class Series coming in Spring 2019. Bean offers comprehensive hands-on, fun and interactive classes that empower & educate all families, while helping them prepare for a positive birth and postpartum experience.  Whether you are planning a hospital birth, birth centre, or home birth in Winnipeg or Rural Manitoba, with a OB, Midwife, or Family Doctor, Bean offers a class that will leave you feeling confident and prepared for birth and beyond.

UPDATE: We are following the current recommendations from the government and local public health authorities. Due to COVID-19 and pregnant persons being added to the ‘high risk group’, all Group Prenatal Classes are being offered through Virtual Instructor-Led Classroom for the time being. This interactive, live streamed clssroom runs just like our face-to-face classes. This includes all the same benefits of a group class with personalized instruction, while allowing for increased social distancing (from the comfort of your home). You will be able to participate in group activities, see video (from your instructor and other couples), ask questions, see demonstrations, and practice comfort measures and relaxation strategies. Private Classes are also being offered privately through Virtual Instructor-led Classrooms. For questions or more information in the benefits being included to participants, please visit: www.beanfamilywellness.com, call 204-990-3519, or email: info@beanfamilywellness.com.

Want even more information about Newborn Care, or Breastfeeding, from Bean Family Wellness? Inquire about Bean’s Newborn & Baby Care 101 Classes (next class April 3rd, evening) or Breastfeeding 101 Classes.  Plus SAVE 10% on these classes when you take a Bean Prenatal Class.

Special Topics
(Classes or Workshops on Pregnancy, Birth, or Postpartum Topics):

  • Baby Sleep 101 – “Baby Sleep 101 offers prenatal lessons for parents who want to avoid common sleep pitfalls by getting a jump start on creating healthy sleep habits in the early months of their baby’s life.”
  • Bean Family Wellness offers specialty classes both as group classes and/or private in-home classes. Options include:
    • Birthing Again Prenatal Childbirth Classes are available as a private class for families welcoming a second, third, fourth baby and beyond! Refresh your skills and learn about family and sibling adjustment.
    • Prenatal Childbirth Classes (C-Section Specific) are available as a private class for families who are having a scheduled c-section. Know what to expect in pregnancy, your ‘belly birth’, postpartum recovery, baby feeding, and baby care.
    • Newborn & Baby Care 101 Classes are a great opportunity to expand on the knowledge that you gained in your prenatal class or for parents who are welcoming a baby through adoption or surrogacy. More in-depth knowledge on what you can expect and how to ease into life with baby.
    • Breastfeeding 101 Classes expand on the knowledge that you learned in your prenatal class. This class goes beyond the basics of how to ensure the best start breastfeeding your baby. This class will leave you confident about how to breastfeed your baby, how to know when things are going well / when you need more help, how to help with common challenges, what do when your baby starts solids, and beyond, plus tips on topics like pumping, bottle feeding and more!
    • Birth Wishes / Birth Plan Workshops for families who would like to learn how to create a Birth Wishes Document / ‘Birth Plan’. Become inspired for your birth!  Private In-home Workshop for couples or single mothers, led by an experienced birth doula. (Length: 90-minutes).
  • Birth Roots offers Sibling Prep Classes and a Grandparents Class.
  • Foundations Birth Services offers a Bringing Baby Home and Breastfeeding Basics Class.
  • Sacred Pregnancy Classes: “These classes bring back the age old tradition of women sitting with one another during pregnancy and birth, getting empowered, witnessing each others process and BEING there for one another during an incredibly power-FULL rite of passage… becoming mothers. Once a week for 8 weeks we gather together and explore pertinent topics that naturally arise for most women as they walk down their pregnancy paths. We encourage deep sharing, exploring art, expression, laughter, honouring and celebration.” Offered by Alison Ritchie
  • The Winnipeg Humane Society offers a “Dogs & Storks” and a “Dogs and Toddlers” workshop. “Dogs & StorksTM offers positive, practical, and fun solutions for new parents and expecting families. They also offer a Dogs & Toddlers course.