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Virtual Postpartum Support Group

Free

with Jordan Ray, Journey to Health

Calendar Sep 23, 2021 at 11 am

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.

Easy Going Yoga

$39

with Antonia Small, Journey to Health

Calendar Sep 23, 2021 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Easy Going Yoga is designed with the older student in mind. Antonia Small, owner of ORYX WORX Fitness, will teach you to stretch, strengthen, breathe and relax while improving your posture and body alignment. No previous yoga experience required.

Will run

Breastfeeding Basics 09/25 9-11:30am (Saturday morning) ONLINE

Free

with Elin Shartar, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Sep 25, 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.

 

Car Seat Inspection Events
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Car Seat Inspection Events

Free

with Child Passenger Safety Technicians, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Sep 25, 2021 at 11 am
1 additional session on 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. 207-393-3462. 

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 207-393-3462.

 

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 09/26 9a-4p (Sunday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Sep 26, 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.

 

Cesarean Birth Group Class 09/28 6:00-8:00p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 6 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.

This is group class about Cesarean births.  If you are having a scheduled Cesarean and need education specific to your own health, please register for the Scheduled Cesarean Nurse Consult instead.  

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.

 

Childbirth Education 3-week Series 10/01-10/15 6p-8:30p (Friday) ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 1, 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.

 

Infant CPR for Parents, Grandparents and Older Siblings with Carol Welsh

$10

with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Oct 2, 2021 at 8:30 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 4, 2021

We are planning on resuming these classes in April. Please call Carol Welsh at 207-393-3462 to register. DO NOT REGISTER WITH COURSESTORM WITHOUT SPEAKING TO CAROL. 

 WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOUR INFANT CHOKED OR STOPPED BREATHING?

WELL, WOULD YOU???

If you can't immediately answer yes with confidence then sign up for this class.

Learn the skills for CPR and choking rescue on an infant up to the age of one year. This is a hands-on experience with manikins where you'll gain confidence through practice while having some fun as well.

Class is only 90 minutes and the cost minimal for a valuable life-long tool.

Price is per person so bring your family, friends and even your neighbors. You never know when you might need these skills.





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