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Breastfeeding Social with Jaime Johnson

Free

with Jaime Johnson, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm
11 additional sessions through Dec 21, 2021

Socials are currently suspended again. Please call 744-6151 to see if they have resumed before signing up.  

 

Would you like to meet other women who are pregnant or new moms just like you? 

Want or willing to breastfeed but unsure if you'll be able to? 

Do you worry about making enough milk or how to handle pumping when you go back to work?

What about other questions concerns/issues on feeding your baby?  Etc., etc., etc..

Then come to Stephens Memorial's Breastfeeding Social to learn and share.

We meet the third Tuesday of the month in the Ripley Building third floor centering room. 

Topics for discussion are led by all of you while our Lactation Consultant, Jaime, will be there to answer questions and provide expertise. Snacks are provided.  Fathers and other family members are welcome as well, and feel free to bring your little one if you've already delivered.

We do ask that you sign up even though there is no fee, so come learn  and have fun with us.

Pantry to Plate Cooking Demo

Free

with Kaitlyn Johnson, Journey to Health

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Get ready to make dinner from ingredients you already have on hand with SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Kaitlyn Johnson. We’re going to raid your pantry together and come up with meal ideas that not only fit MyPlate, but your budget as well. Follow along as Kaitlyn puts together a simple pantry meal, learn how to increase your kitchen confidence and leave ready to make a nutritious dinner for your family, no recipe or grocery list needed!
Full Course

Giving Birth After A Previous Cesarean 01/19 5:30p-6:45p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Registration is for mother and a support 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.

For individuals who have previously given birth by cesarean delivery, and are considering a Trial of Labor after a Cesarean (TOLAC).

Please talk with your provider before taking registering for this class, to see if a Trial of Labor After Cesarean is an option for you.

 

This class is a one hour, one on one with a Labor and Delivery nurse to discuss options after a previous cesarean delivery. 

We will take time to discuss your previous birth experience, define what is most important to you as you consider options for this pregnancy, and what you can do to increase your chances of a vaginal delivery if you choose to labor this time. 

You will learn how to prepare for a TOLAC at MMC, and understand strategies to prepare for both a vaginal and repeat caesarean birth if needed.

We recommend attending this class during the second trimester of pregnancy.

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Giving Birth After A Previous Cesarean 01/19 7:00p-8:15p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 19, 2021 at 7 pm

Registration is for mother and a support 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.

For individuals who have previously given birth by cesarean delivery, and are considering a Trial of Labor after a Cesarean (TOLAC).

Please talk with your provider before taking registering for this class, to see if a Trial of Labor After Cesarean is an option for you.

 

This class is a one hour, one on one with a Labor and Delivery nurse to discuss options after a previous cesarean delivery. 

We will take time to discuss your previous birth experience, define what is most important to you as you consider options for this pregnancy, and what you can do to increase your chances of a vaginal delivery if you choose to labor this time. 

You will learn how to prepare for a TOLAC at MMC, and understand strategies to prepare for both a vaginal and repeat caesarean birth if needed.

We recommend attending this class during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Full Course

Diabetes Prevention Program- LIVE Online

Free

with MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention

Calendar Next session starts Jan 20, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 52 weeks
8 additional sessions through Feb 24, 2021

Looking to join the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) but don't want to drive to class? Look no further! Join the MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention Program, supported by the TD Charitable Foundation.

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

 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 for one year: once a week for 16 weeks, then bi-monthly or monthly 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.Please note: This program is not designed for people who have already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Lastly, this program is intended for Maine and New Hampshire residents!

For more information, please contact prevention@mainehealth.org or call 661-7294

Baby Basics Express 01/20 6p-9p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 20, 2021 at 6 pm

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.

Expectant first time parents can learn about common newborn needs and behaviors and how to prepare for bringing baby home. This class includes information about feeding, how to bathe and swaddle your new baby, safe sleep, caring for and calming a newborn, ways to make sure your baby is safe at home, in the car and in an emergency, and tips on how to make this newborn period an easier transition for you.

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

 

 

Full Course

Bring Your Own Car Seat 01/21 6p-7p ONLINE

Free

with Jami Gilbert, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 21, 2021 at 6 pm

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.

 

Proper car seat use saves lives! Many parents are shocked to find out that car seats are usually used incorrectly.

This class will teach you how to install and use your car seat correctly.

After this course, parents will be confident and prepared to use infant car seats.

We will talk about safety in and around cars and the do’s and don’ts for infant safety in regards to the car seat. 

You will also learn when to transition your child to another seat and how to keep your child safe as he or she grows.

Registrants are asked to bring their car seats with to the class, including the car seat base for hands-on practice.

We recommend attending this class anytime before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Basics 01/23 9-11:30am (Saturday morning) ONLINE

Free

with Kara Kaikini, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2021 at 9 am

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.

This class covers the benefits of breastfeeding, different breastfeeding techniques and positions, how to make enough milk, and local community and professional resources. Attending this class before your baby’s birth will help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Partners are highly encouraged to register and attend.

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

 

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