“It’s the best place to get help and support.”
“I like how comfortable I feel.”
“The support is very helpful… and staff are very knowledgeable.
I am always learning!”


Best Beginning is a free supportive health service for pregnant women and pregnant teens who:

  • Need information and support to make healthy choices during pregnancy

  • Feel alone and isolated

  • Face language or cultural barriers

  • Are living on a low income

We offer:

  • Support from social workers, nurses, dietitians, and outreach workers

  • Group health education and peer support

  • Children's programming (1-6 yrs) - CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

  • Healthy snacks and time to connect with other pregnant women

  • Connection to community and health resources

  • Community and Health Resources

For more information on Best Beginning and to sign up for the program, call 403-228-8221

 Free online group sessions are available for Best Beginning clients.

Participants will meet other parents and Best Beginning staff to talk about pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Sessions take place through Zoom every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30pm

To register, call 403-228-8221

Best Beginning Prenatal Book:

Now available online! Click on the preferred language below to download a PDF copy of our book.

Warning Signs in Pregnancy

Download a PDF copy of warning signs in pregnancy

Best Beginning referral form, for agencies and health professionals

If you have any clients you feel would benefit from the Best Beginning program, complete the referral form and fax to us.