Prenatal Classes

Here is a list of Prenatal Classes that are currently available in Winnipeg. Prenatal Classes are offered in a variety of formats and with different topics of focus depending on the class. Please note, this list is not necessarily comprehensive and it is listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bean Family Wellness offers Group Prenatal Classes (one-day 8-hr class in Winnipeg), Private In-Home Prenatal Classes (4-hrs) and Refresher Classes (2-hrs). Bean Family Wellness also serves select areas of Rural Manitoba with private in-home prenatal classes, or group classes in Rural Manitoba upon request.These comprehensive hands-on and interactive classes aim to empower couples and help them prepare for a positive pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.  They cover preparing for childbirth, what to expect during labour, comfort measures + relaxation, as well as information on what to expect after birth including recovery, postpartum adjustment, baby care, and breastfeeding.
  • Birth Roots offers Group and Private Prenatal Birthing Classes, along with Hypnobirthing and Birthing from Within classes.
  • Canadian First Aid Training offers prenatal classes. They also offer family first aid classes that can be added onto to prenatal class registration at a discount.
  • Healthy Start for Mom and Me runs a free drop-in prenatal group in different areas of Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba where pregnant women can go to learn about healthy pregnancy, nutrition, and get in contact with community supports.
  • Manitoba Association for Childbirth and Family Education offers private and group Inspired Childbirth Preparation Classes. They also offer classes for Single Moms.
  • Nest Family Centre offers the “Baby Rush” prenatal classes in a variety of formats.
  • Youville Centre offers a class for teens and young mothers  (“Young Expectations”, for mothers 24 years and younger).

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

  • Baby Sleep 101 – “Baby Sleep 101 also 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.” – Baby Sleep 101 owner Joleen Dilk Salyn
  • Bean Family Wellness offers private childbirth classes 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.
  • Bean Family Wellness offers also offers refresher prenatal classes for families welcoming a second, third, fourth baby and beyond! Refresh your skills and learn about family and sibling adjustment.
  • Bean Family Wellness offers Birth Wishes Consultations for families who would like to learn more about and to create a Birth Wishes Document / ‘Birth Plan’. 1:1 Workshop led by an experienced birth doula. (Length: 1 hour)
  • 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 2-hour  “Dogs & Storks” workshop. “Dogs & StorksTM offers positive, practical, and fun solutions for new parents and expecting families. This is the first national pre baby program where dogs are the focus. Answering the call of many new parents, this program sets the educational groundwork for success before baby arrives.” The fee is $25 per person.