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Threshold of Viability Clinical Quality Improvement Series

Free

with Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 3, 2021 at 12 pm

February 3, 2021 -- 12:00-1:00pm

 

1.Apply evidence informed strategies to care of future pregnant women or newborns.

2.Communicate effectively with families and/or other care team members.

Baby Basics Express 2/03 6p-9p ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 3, 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

Childbirth Education 4-week Series 02/04-02/25 6p-8p (Thursday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 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

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

$10

with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2021 at 8:30 am
5 additional sessions through Dec 4, 2021

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

 

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.

Breastfeeding Basics 02/06 9-11:30am (Saturday morning) ONLINE

Free

with Elin Shartar, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 6, 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.

 

Breastfeeding Basics 02/09 6p-8:30p (Tuesday evening) ONLINE

Free

with Kara Kaikini, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 9, 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.

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.

 

AWHONN POEP Course Modules 6 & 11-- C-section, PACU, Postpartum -- February 10, 2021

Free

with Nicole Goldberg, MSN, RN, CNM, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 10, 2021 at 9 am

 

Module 6 – Cesarean Birth and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

 

  • Nursing care provided for a cesarean birth in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases.
  • A systematic review of post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) standards and maternal postoperative assessment, potential complications and nursing care recommendations.
  •  PACU Discharge recovery Scoring Tool
  • Potential complications in the immediate post anesthesia care recovery period after cesarean birth.

Module 11 Postpartum Assessment and Nursing Care

   

  • Normal physiologic and psychological changes that occur after birth.
  • Normal from abnormal postpartum emotional changes.
  • Causes  symptoms, and management of potential postpartum complications.
  • Expanded content on patient discharge education and POST-BIRTH Discharge Education tool with an emphasis on improving maternal safety.
  • Expanded content on postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) including QBL from the PPH Project.

  

 

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 02/13 9a-4p (Saturday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 13, 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.

 





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