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Childbirth Education 3-week Series 1/25-02/08 6p-8:30p (Monday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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.

These comprehensive classes are designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

  • Class#1: Introduction to Labor & Delivery
    • Recommended for all first-time pregnant women and their birth partners, this class covers 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. This class also includes a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center.
  • Class#2:Practical Skills and Comfort Measures
    • This class will cover 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.
  • Class#3: 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, this class will provide you the information you need to make informed decisions regarding pain relief.
  • Class#4: Putting It Together
    • To wrap it up, this class puts into practice all of the skills and knowledge from the first three classes in a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise. This class also includes an opportunity for Q&A.

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

 

 

Full Course

Basic Fetal Monitoring, January 26, 2021 through ZOOM

Free

with Emily Watson, BSN, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 at 8 am

January 26, 2021

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                          

Naloxone Training

Free

with PBMC Staff, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that is used to counter the effects of drugs like heroin and prescription narcotics. Join providers from Pen Bay Medical Center to learn how to use naloxone to save the life of anyone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

Expecting Multiples 1/27 6p-9p Online

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 27, 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.

Registration is per person.

Couples expecting more than one baby will receive information specific to multiple pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Early participation in this class is advised (before 30 weeks gestation). If this is your first pregnancy, participation in one of our childbirth education classes is also strongly encouraged.

We recommend attending this class between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.

Virtual Postpartum Support Group

Free

with Jordan Ray, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 28, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
The postpartum support group was created by a group of women and moms, who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences themselves and/or have been educated on postpartum experiences. We offer a safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms, moms-to-be and family members who want to connect with others for support. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. For more information, please call 505-4140.

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 01/30 9a-4p (Saturday) ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2021 at 9 am

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.

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 women 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.

This is an online class. The instructor will email you the day before the class with login information.

Full Course

Cesarean Birth 02/02 5:30p-6:45p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Registration covers mother and one 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.

You and your support person will meet with a Maine Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN for a 1 hour 15 minute discussion of what a Cesarean Birth may mean for you personally. Whether you are a first time parent or you would simply like more information on what a cesarean birth involves, everyone is welcome to attend a session. Come learn why and how cesarean births are done, what medication is used, medical equipment that is involved, and the recovery process after your birth. You'll learn how Maine Medical Center does "family centered" births, making your experience as natural and comfortable as possible for you.

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

 

Full Course

Cesarean Birth 02/02 7p-8:15p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 7 pm

Registration covers mother and one 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.

You and your support person will meet with a Maine Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN for a 1 hour 15 minute discussion of what a Cesarean Birth may mean for you personally. Whether you are a first time parent or you would simply like more information on what a cesarean birth involves, everyone is welcome to attend a session. Come learn why and how cesarean births are done, what medication is used, medical equipment that is involved, and the recovery process after your birth. You'll learn how Maine Medical Center does "family centered" births, making your experience as natural and comfortable as possible for you.

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

 

Full Course




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