Healthy Start is a pregnancy and parent & baby program.

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Pregnancy Groups Pregnancy Group We welcome people who are pregnant to learn about having a baby in a comfortable, supportive environment. Parenting Group Parent &
Baby Group
We welcome parents with babies under age 1 to connect in an interactive and supportive learning environment.
Recipes Recipes Learn to prepare healthy meals for you and your family.


Parents & Babies



Welcome to Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a place where people who are pregnant and parents/caregivers with babies up to one year can learn how to give their babies a great start.

Our Program

Our program provides acceptance, information and other practical supports in 9 Winnipeg neighbourhoods. At each group you will find an outreach worker, dietitian and public health nurse to answer your questions.

What Parents are Saying about Healthy Start

“The group creates a sense of belonging and a safe space for asking questions.” – program participant

Find out how families just like yours have benefited from our groups.

SHARING CIRCLE DAY! Join us at 1:30 to unmute your microphone and share your wisdom, thoughts, and ideas about our weekly question. We invite pregnant people, dads, moms, parents and caregivers to join us! Google Meet link: ... See MoreSee Less
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New information about taking NSAIDS or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in pregnancy. Speak to your healthcare provider for more information.Health Canada has completed a safety review confirming that the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) starting from approximately 20 - 28 weeks of pregnancy may cause rare but serious kidney problem in an unborn baby. It can also lead to low levels of amniotic fluid and possible complications, such as impaired lung maturation and loss of joint movement in the newborn baby.With these new findings, Health Canada is advising that expecting mothers not use NSAIDs from approximately 20 to 28 weeks of pregnancy, unless advised to do so by their healthcare professional. Find out more about the advisory: ... See MoreSee Less
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If you have this item for your baby check out the website for more information and to access how to get a refund.Does your child have a Fisher-Price® 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother or a 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders? Find out about the recall and what to do: ... See MoreSee Less
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Weekly Virtual Groups

Our virtual groups are hosted on Google Meet.
You'll find daily meeting links on our Facebook Page.

To join any group, please email
or call the office at 204-949-5350.

Due to COVID-19, Healthy Start drop-in community groups have temporarily stopped.

Our staff are available to talk via phone for your pregnancy and parenting questions. Please call us at 204-949-5350, or via email at

Please join our virtual groups!

11:00-11:30 AM

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch

Caregivers and kids ages 1-4 have fun and burn off some energy during this literacy and active play group

Pregnancy Group

1:30 PM

Pregnancy Group

Join an outreach worker, public health nurse and registered dietitian as they present pregnancy topics and answer your questions

In the Kitchen with the Dietitian

1:30 PM

In the Kitchen with the Dietitian

Join a Healthy Start dietitian to learn about preparing food, feeding yourself and your baby

Parent & Baby Group

1:30 PM

Parent & Baby Group
(baby up to 1)

Join an outreach worker, public health nurse, and registered dietitian as they present various topics and answer your questions

Fun Friday

1:30 PM

Sharing Circle

Join us to share your ideas, experiences and connect with others – we encourage everyone to keep cameras and microphones on.

We would like to acknowledging that we are in Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.