Caring for Our Most Precious Citizens
Our public health team cares, especially for our smallest community members even before they arrive! We provide help for mothers throughout pregnancy and for the years after baby’s arrival, including a prenatal nutrition program, breastfeeding support and home visits. For families with more complex needs, we can provide individual case management and support.
An important part of our Maternal Child Health program is the Manitoba First Nations Strengthening Families Program. This voluntary program helps our families live balanced, healthy lifestyles with access to holistic care. It uses a strength-based empowering approach, grounded in First Nation culture to promote healthy children, fathers, and women through every stage of motherhood (preconception, prenatal, birthing, postpartum).
It is difficult to care for a newborn baby. Many mothers feel overwhelmed, scared, frustrated and tired. Our public health team can give you the support you need to be a great parent. Sometimes all you need is someone to listen or offer guidance. We can do that, too.