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Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
Online Registration Unavailable

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Next session starts Nov 3, 2020 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Dec 1, 2020

The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, please contact Cheri Alexander, LSW at 301-6237.

Breastfeeding Basics 11/03 6p-8:30p (Tuesday evening) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 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.

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.

 

Full Course

AWHONN POEP Course Module 2 and Module 15 -- November 4, 2020

Free

with Sarah Austin, RN, MSN, CNL, C-EFM & Kelley Bowden, MS, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2020 at 9 am

 

Content Includes:

Module 2—Preconception and Interconception Health

•Incorporated new graphics

•Updated content covering factors that impacts women’s ability to conceive:

•Chronic illnesses

•Intimate partner violence (IPC)

•Environmental factors

•Family structure and support

 

Module 15—Perinatal Safety and Risk Management

•Updated concepts related to team training, effective communication and provision of safe perinatal care.

•Expanded content identifies common malpractice situations and risk management strategies.

•Content includes some of the medication commonly used in the perinatal setting.

 

Baby Basics Express 11/4 6p-9p ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 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
GentleBirth
Online Registration Unavailable

GentleBirth

$125

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Next session starts Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Enjoy a new approach to child birth class combining brain science, birth science and technology to empower your positive birth through preparation. This class will include training and education in mindfulness, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and sports psychology. A mobile app will also be available to enhance the experience. Please call 301-8337 to register.

Please note, per hospital policy, classes will adhere to masking and social distance guidelines. Please talk with your instructor for more information. 

Postpartum Support Group - PBMC
Online Registration Unavailable

Postpartum Support Group - PBMC

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2020 at 11 am
3 additional sessions through Dec 17, 2020

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 andfamily members who want to connect with others for support. Registration is required, please call 301-8337. All participants willbe contacted by the facilitator of the group for a verbal screening and will need to follow social distancing and masking guidelines. Meeting location will be confirmed during registration.

Cesarean Birth 11/06 5p-6:15p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 6, 2020 at 5 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.

*This class is free to MaineCare participants. If you have MaineCare, please enter MAINECARE in the promo code section of your class registration.

Full Course

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 11/07 9a-4p (Saturday) ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2020 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.

 





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