This manual is designed for prenatal educators and prenatal program managers. It is intended to disseminate current research and promising effective practices used by other prenatal educators. The manual is not a prenatal education curriculum but can provide guidance to organizations wishing to review, assess or update their curricula or create a new curriculum for a specific population. It will also be useful to prenatal educators who wish to stay current in their practice. It contains a literature review, an overview of the types of prenatal education offered in Ontario, a list of potential topics to cover, a variety of effective practices and a resource list.