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with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 21, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
4 additional sessions through Sep 11, 2022

Registration is per person.

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.

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.

Childbirth Education One-Day Express


with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 22, 2022 at 9 am
11 additional sessions through Sep 18, 2022

Registration includes a support person.

The One-Day Express Course covers all of the same information as the Childbirth Education 4-evening series in one full day.

Recommended for all first-time pregnant people and their birth partners, this class is designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

  • Introduction to Labor & Delivery You can expect to learn the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos and go on a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center.
  • Practical Skills and Comfort Measures You will learn comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Even mothers planning to use medication for pain relief will utilize skills to manage labor prior to and in conjunction with the use of medication.
  • Medications and Interventions Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more. Whether you are planning on using pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, you will take home the information you need to make informed decisions about pain relief.
  • Putting It Together The class will wrap up with a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise as a way to practice all of the skills and knowledge learned in the class.

We recommend attending this class between the 28th and 32nd week of pregnancy.

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.

Basic Fetal Monitoring, May 23, 2022 through ZOOM


with Emily Watson, BSN, RN, C-EFM, MPH, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 8 am

May 23, 2022

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.        Maternal & Fetal Physiology & Control of Fetal Heart Rate

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.     Standards of Care

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.    Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.    Use of Technology

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.    Uterine Activity & Terminology

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.    Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.      Pattern Interpretation, Terminology, Nursing Interventions

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.      Break

2:15–   3:15 p.m.     Pattern Interpretation, (Continued)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.      Communication

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.      Wrap-up & Evaluation

 Upon completion of this program participant will be able to:

  • Review the basics of fetal oxygenation.
  • State the Standard of Care regarding assessment of intrapartal fetal status.
  • Define baseline, variability, acceleration, decelerations, and reactivity.
  • List appropriate interventions based on pattern interpretation                          

CASAS for MMC Summer CNA Class


with Diana Verrill MSN RN-BC, MMC CNA Program

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 4 pm
1 additional session on May 31, 2022

MMC's CNA Apprentice Training is a program of Maine Medical Center. Only the CASAS reading assessment takes place at Portland Adult Education. If you have questions or want to know more about MMC's program, please contact us at 



For these CASAS sessions, you must sign up by 4 PM the Sunday before the assessment date you register for. Other appointments may be available upon request; email to inquire.  If you require assistance, please email

To apply for the class, you must:

--Take the CASAS reading assessment and score 240 or higher. 

Note:  If you hold a bachelors or associates degree from an accredited US institution of higher learning, the CASAS assessment may be waived (send copy of diploma or transcript to

--Submit an application: you'll find it at  The application deadline for the July 11 class is June 6.

--Attend an information session: we'll send you an invitation after you score 240 or higher on the CASAS.

--Please email if you have any questions or for info about MMC’s CNA Program.

Cooking Matters at the Store


with SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators, Journey to Health

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Want to learn how to stretch your dollars at the store? This class provides a culinary-enhanced nutrition education program that teaches participants how to plan, budget and shop for meals that are healthy, tasty and low in cost. All participants will receive a recipe booklet and a $10 Hannaford gift for attending.

Fitness on the Rooftop: Strength & Sweat


with Reve Studio, Patient Care Support Services

Calendar May 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm
22 additional sessions through Oct 25, 2022

Hosted by Jennifer from Reve Cycling Studio, Strength and Sweat is a 50 minute class that delivers a full body workout through a combination of cardio, core, and large movements. Using dynamic movements--and set to a driving beat--you will target each of the major muscle groups building both strength and endurance. This class serves as an incredible way to cross-train, the perfect complement to spinning.

Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and water.

This weekly class is open to all Care Team members, from all campuses.  Staff can access the St. John's St garage regardless of usual parking assignment.  During inclement weather, classes will be held on the 7th level of the parking garage.

Diabetes Prevention Program Online


with MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention

Calendar May 25, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 52 weeks
3 additional sessions through Jun 29, 2022

The National Diabetes Prevention Program will help you: 

  • Learn how to eat better and be active
  • Develop skills to make healthier choices
  • Get the long-term support you need to stick with the changes

The National Diabetes Prevention Program meets weekly for 6 months, then 1-2 times a month for the rest of the year. A trained instructor will provide guidance and encouragement throughout the program. Classes are one-hour, and will be held at the same time each week. 

To qualify for this program, you must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be carrying extra weight
  • Have prediabetes or be "at risk" for developing type 2 diabetes
  • Not have type 2 diabetes
  • Not be pregnant
  • Live in Maine or New Hampshire

Click here to see if you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes.

For more information, please contact or call (207) 661-7294.

The Diabetes Prevention Program at MaineHealth is supported by the TD Charitable Foundation.

Take a Break with Guided Meditation


with Jean Ashland, Journey to Health

Calendar May 25, 2022 at 12 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 15, 2022

Making time in your day to recharge and offer yourself the gift of presence is important for your well-being and can be as simple as tuning in for this virtual class. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this short meditation break as you can. The class will begin with a 15-20 minute guided meditation, followed by 5 minutes of silent meditation and a brief time for reflections/questions.

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