FREE photography sesssions for premature babies in Winnipeg, Manitoba NICUs.

Some of you may know that in 2014, I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She decided to join us 8 weeks early at 32 weeks gestation and had an almost 4 week stay in the NICU. During this time, I felt so fortunate to be able to take photographs of my daughter, her progress and the milestones she was meeting.

There are many families with premature babies in NICU who never get this opportunity.

Since 2015, I have been a volunteer photographer for the The Tiny Footprints Project. I feel honored to be able to capture memories for families while their babies are living in NICU.

If you know of anyone who recently had a preemie and is currently living in NICU, or someone who is expecting their baby to join the world a little bit early, please feel free to pass along the information for this project.

This is a volunteer project and it is complimentary for parents who have a baby or babies living in NICU.

The Art of Breastmilk Project - a Breastfeeding Photography Project in Manitoba

Since 2015, Owner of Bean Family Wellness and Photographer Ilissa Kolly has been working on a special project called The Art of Breastmilk.

The Art of Breastmilk is a photographic and story-telling journey through the experiences of real parents feeding their children breastmilk. The purpose of this project is to explore, document, and share the many realities of the breastfeeding relationship, while empowering parents and reducing stigma around breastfeeding. 

Intake for this project is on-going. Several models who are currently feeding their babies breastmilk. Whether it comes directly from the breast, the pump, an SNS, or you have to supplement with donor milk, formula, etc., you feed your biological child or an adoptive child, a single baby, twins or triplets, a newborn or a preschooler, your story is one that needs to be shared.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to apply. Please visit www.imagerybybean.ca  and use the contact form to indicate your interest. You will receive a follow-up email within 72hrs with more details and a link to a questionnaire to determine eligibility.

I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. Thank you in advance for being a part of it!

Contact:

Ilissa Kolly, Founer and Project Facilitator
Phone: 204-990-3519
Email: info@beanfamilywellness.com

Prenatal Childbirth Classes North of Winnipeg / Interlake Region

Bean Family Wellness offers Prenatal Childbirth Education Classes North of Winnipeg, Manitoba and in the Interlake Region

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are embarking on an amazing journey to prepare you for the day that you meet your little bean. Childbirth is a monumental event and will be one of the most important days of your life. Choose Bean Family Wellness to help prepare you for your birth experience! 


Are you located in rural Manitoba? Don't want to make the trip to Winnipeg or another community for your prenatal childbirth classes? We are happy to offer private prenatal classes in several Rural Manitoba communities. Our private classes are taught in the comfort of your own home and adapted to fit your busy schedule! These classes cover a variety of topics, however, because of the individual nature of them, they will also be customized to your personal birth experience. Classes are great for anyone planning a hospital, home, or birth centre birth, with either an obstetrician (OB), family doctor, or midwife
 

  • Prenatal Classes are available in the following communities North of Winnipeg, Manitoba (as well as other local rural communities - please contact us to see if we are available for your region):  
    • Stonewall
    • Balmoral
    • Grosse Isle
    • Warren
    • Argyle
    • West St. Paul
    • East St. Paul
    • Lockport
    • Selkirk
    • Stony Mountain
    • Don't see your community? Contact us to find out if we travel to your area. 


<< RURAL GROUP CLASS OPTION >>  Do you know of other pregnant couples in your area who are interested in a group class? We travel to rural Manitoba communities upon request to facilitate 'Childbirth in a Day' Prenatal Classes. This one day class is a great way to meet other parents, share experiences, and learn in a group setting. Group classes can me offered with up to 2 other couples in your home, or a community class can be arranged.  Group classes with 4 or more couples will receive a discounted rate.  Please contact Ilissa at (204) 990-3519 for more information or to request a group class in your area. 


Classes offer a mixture of educational content through discussion, handouts, videos and other multimedia, as well as hands-on practice. During your private class, you will be shown and have a chance to practice a variety of comfort measures. 

 

Class availability: Private classes are available during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends. Please reserve as soon as possible to ensure availability.

 

Length of class: On average, private classes last approximately 4hrs long. Classes may last longer if you are reserving a class with more than one couple. 

 

Register for your Private Prenatal Class here

 

For more information on classes,

please contact us at 204-990-3519 or info@beanfamilywellness.com

Prenatal Childbirth Classes in Niverville, St. Adolphe, St. Agathe, Morris, Ile des Chenes, St. Pierre-Jolys, Landmark, Lorette, ... (Southern Manitoba)

 

Bean Family Wellness offers Prenatal Childbirth Education Classes in Southern Manitoba. 

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are embarking on an amazing journey to prepare you for the day that you meet your little bean. Childbirth is a monumental event and will be one of the most important days of your life. Choose Bean Family Wellness to help prepare you for your birth experience! 


Are you located in rural Manitoba? Don't want to make the trip to Winnipeg or another community for your prenatal childbirth classes? We are happy to offer private prenatal classes in several Southern Manitoba communities. Our private classes are taught in the comfort of your own home and adapted to fit your busy schedule! These classes cover a variety of topics, however, because of the individual nature of them, they will also be customized to your personal birth experience. Classes are great for anyone planning a hospital, home, or birth centre birth, with either an obstetrician (OB), family doctor, or midwife
 

  • Prenatal Classes are available in the following Southern Manitoba Communities (as well as other local rural communities - please contact us to see if we are available for your region):  
    • Lorette
    • Landmark
    • St. Pierre-Jolys
    • Ile des Chenes
    • Niverville
    • Morris
    • St. Agathe
    • St. Adolphe
    • Oakbank
    • Oakbluff
    • Don't see your community? Contact us to find out if we travel to your area. 


<< RURAL GROUP CLASS OPTION >>  Do you know of other pregnant couples in your area who are interested in a group class? We travel to rural Manitoba communities upon request to facilitate 'Childbirth in a Day' Prenatal Classes. This one day class is a great way to meet other parents, share experiences, and learn in a group setting. Group classes can me offered with up to 2 other couples in your home, or a community class can be arranged.  Group classes with 4 or more couples will receive a discounted rate.  Please contact Ilissa at (204) 990-3519 for more information or to request a group class in your area. 


Classes offer a mixture of educational content through discussion, handouts, videos and other multimedia, as well as hands-on practice. During your private class, you will be shown and have a chance to practice a variety of comfort measures. 

 

Class availability: Private classes are available during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends. Please reserve as soon as possible to ensure availability.

 

Length of class: On average, private classes last approximately 4hrs long. Classes may last longer if you are reserving a class with more than one couple. 

 

Register for your Private Prenatal Class here

 

For more information on classes,

please contact us at 204-990-3519 or info@beanfamilywellness.com