Healthy Child Manitoba
Healthy Child Manitoba believes that girls and women need information and support about alcohol use and how it affects their bodies and their lives. This is especially important when pregnant or planning to become pregnant. We know that:
- Most women in Manitoba drink alcohol
- Many women have unexpected pregnancies
- No alcohol is best when pregnant, because alcohol can harm the fetus
- Everyone needs this information, and some women will need extra support to ensure a healthy pregnancy
Healthy Child Manitoba offers programs and resources to help women have the healthiest possible outcomes for themselves and their families.
If you have questions about your alcohol or drug use during pregnancy, please contact your doctor, midwife or public health nurse, or phone Motherisk, a confidential phone line at 1-877-327-4636.
CHOICES is a program about alcohol, sex and birth control. In 4 sessions or less, it offers information and individualized feedback to help girls and women make healthy decisions about alcohol use and birth control.
InSight Mentoring Program
InSight is a unique three year service that provides intensive case management, support and advocacy for women who are pregnant and use substances. Using a harm reduction approach, women are supported to set and attain goals, make connections within their communities, and create healthier environments for themselves and their children.
Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe (The Mothering Project)
This program operating out of Mount Carmel Clinic is offered for women who are pregnant or have a baby up to 3 years of age and are using substances. The program offers outreach services, one on one support, support groups, access to prenatal care, referrals, advocacy and access to traditional ceremonies and teachings.
Be With Child – Without Alcohol
Be With Child – Without Alcohol is a public awareness program of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries that uses television and radio commercials, posters, brochures and a website to raise awareness about alcohol use during pregnancy.
Information and Training
Healthy Child Manitoba provides various health professionals with information and training about alcohol use and pregnancy.
Please view our resources section for books and brochures.
If you are looking for information on alcohol and drug treatment options in Manitoba, please visit the Addictions website at http://www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/addictions/index.html