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Breastfeeding Support Group- weekly

Free

with Kara Kaikini, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 1, 2021 at 1 pm

This free peer support group is a great opportunity to meet other new breastfeeding parents in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information and support. A lactation consultant faciliates the group and can answer your questions.

This group is currently meeting in an online or call-in format. Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Tuesdays 1-3pm.

FREE, registration required

New Parents Circle- weekly

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 8, 2021 at 10 am

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support, guidance, and inspiration.

Discussion topics include: sleep, feeding, nurturing yourself, relationship changes, and even infant massage and baby-wearing. This group is flexible to address your own needs and concerns. This group is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is also a trained doula and breastfeeding counselor.

This group is currently meeting in an online or call-in format. Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Thursdays 10am-12pm.

FREE, registration required

 

This group was formerly known as the Mothering Circle.

Siblings 01/16 10:30a-12p ONLINE
Registration Unavailable

Siblings 01/16 10:30a-12p ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

Due to recent changes in Maine Medical Center’s visitor guidelines we will be offering this class as an online interactive class instead of in person.

The scheduled instructor will be leading it and be available for questions. A few days before the class is scheduled to take place you will receive an email with instructions on how to participate online or by phone.

We recognize the inconvenience of this change and so will be issuing a full refund of your registration cost. We apologize and hope to be able to resume classes on our campus soon.

Thanks for your understanding as we seek to find new ways to provide you information and support.

Childbirth Education

childbirtheducation@mmc.org

207-662-6132

This class will help siblings prepare for the special occasion of becoming a big brother or sister. Big brothers and sisters will tour the Family birth Center, watch an age-appropriate video, and learn to diaper their doll or teddy bear. Siblings will also learn what to expect during mom and baby's hospital stay, what newborn babies look like and act like, and how they can help mom and dad with the new baby.

We recommend attending this class between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy.

Car Seat Inspection Event
Online Registration Unavailable

Car Seat Inspection Event

Free

with Child Passenger Safety Technicians, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next session starts Jan 16, 2021 at 11 am
4 additional sessions through Nov 20, 2021

Is your child's car seat installed correctly?  When do you have to stop using LATCH? What is that hookey thing on the back of my car? When can my child ride forward facing?

If you don't know the answers to these and other car seat questions you are not alone. More than 90% of car seats in the State of Maine and either not correctly installed or misused.

OUR EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED BUT YOU CAN CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR EITHER AN INSPECTION OR DISTRIBUTION. 207-743-1562 X6955. 

DON'T BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE!!  COME TO A CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK AND BECOME A SUPER-USER. 

Registrtaion is not necessary just drop by the Norway Fire Department between 11am and 3pm. Enter from Beal Street.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents, anyone can ensure their child’s safety seats are properly installed; compatible with their vehicle; haven’t been subject to a recall; and are the appropriate seat for the child just by coming to one of our seat check events.

It is preferred that you have your child/children with you unless you are pregnant parents awaiting the birth of your baby.

If you are unable to attend an event inspections may be done by appointment.  For more information, to make an appointment, or to learn about the free seat distribution program call 207-744-6151.

 

Grandparents 1/16  2:00p-4:30p (Saturday) ONLINE
Registration Unavailable

Grandparents 1/16 2:00p-4:30p (Saturday) ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 2 pm

Registration is per person.

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily offering this class online. After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class. Thank you for understanding.

Things have really changed since your parents had you! This class will cover communication between parents and grandparents; how grandparents can help during pregnancy, birth and after Baby is born; current guidelines for infant care, care seats, and infant safety; and ways to bond with your new grandchild.

We recommend attending this class between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy.

 

Safe Sitter

$50

with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 18, 2021 at 9 am

Due to Covid-19 we are not currently scheduling classes, BUT WE ARE TAKING NAMES for future Safe Sitter classes so please email Carol Welsh welshc@wmhcc.org to be put on the waiting list. As soon as we have enough names we will reach out to you with date options.

DO YOU WANT TO EARN MONEY AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME?

THEN SIGN UP FOR A SAFE SITTER CLASS NOW!!!

This nationally acclaimed program developed by Dr. Patricia Keener is a medically accurate, hands-on instructional program designed for young adolescents that teaches boys and girls how to be stay safe at home, have fun with children, as well as handle emergencies and behavior problems.

Classes are geared to students ages 11 -14. 

A scholarship from Safe Sitter is available upon approval. If you would like to apply for this scholarship, email Carol Welsh at welshc@wmhcc.org  or call 744-6151. Once approved you will be given a scholarship code that will reduce the cost to $35.00. you must enter your code when registering to get the discount.

Registration for the August class is now closed. If you are interested in signing up for a future class please contact Carol Welsh 207-744-6151.

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

with Lynn Tauss, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jan 26, 2021
A support group for breastfeeding families. The informal group provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from OB/GYN. Due to the changes in PBMC/WCGH’s visitor guidelines, we are temporarily offering this support group online. After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class. Please call 301-8337 for more information.
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
Online Registration Unavailable

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

Price not
available

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2021 at 3 pm
10 additional sessions through Jun 15, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support toarea residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Currently the group is meeting via Zoom. Free. Those interested in participating should contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW at 301-6237 or at cblouin@pbmc.org for the meeting details.





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