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Breastfeeding Basics 07/06 6p-8:30p (Tuesday evening) ONLINE

Free

with Kara Kaikini, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 6, 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.

 

CNA CASAS Assessment

Free

with Workforce Development, MMC CNA Program

Calendar Jul 7, 2021 at 5 pm
2 additional sessions through Jul 13, 2021

Please enter your LEGAL NAME when registering.

** Please wear a mask and bring your photo ID to the testing session. ** If you have taken the CASAS during the last 12 months, please email cnaprogram@mmc.org

The CASAS Reading Assessment, Level D, will begin promptly at the stated time. You will have 75 minutes to complete the assessment. You may leave once finished.

The assessment site is located at 995 Congress St., Portland. This is MMC's Safety and CNA Training building. You can park in front of the building. When you enter the building, expect to be screened and have your ID ready to be checked. If you have any questions about the CASAS, please contact workforcedevelopment@mainehealth.org

Expecting Multiples 07/07 6p-9p Online

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 7, 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.

GentleBirth - Virtual
Online Registration Unavailable

GentleBirth - Virtual

Price not
available

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Jul 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Nov 3, 2021

Enjoy a new approach to child birth class combining brain science, birth science and technology to empower your positive birth throughpreparation. This class will include training and education inmindfulness, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and sports psychology. A mobile app will also be able to enhance the learning experience.

Pre-registration is required in order to obtain access to virtual access. Please call 301-8337 to register. 

Siblings 07/10 10:30a-12p ONLINE

Free

with Elin Shartar, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 10, 2021 at 10:30 am

Due to recent changes in Maine Medical Center’s visitor guidelines we will be offering this class as an online interactive class instead of in person.

The scheduled instructor will be leading it and be available for questions. A few days before the class is scheduled to take place you will receive an email with instructions on how to participate online or by phone.

We recognize the inconvenience of this change and so will be issuing a full refund of your registration cost. We apologize and hope to be able to resume classes on our campus soon.

Thanks for your understanding as we seek to find new ways to provide you information and support.

Childbirth Education

childbirtheducation@mmc.org

207-662-6132

This class will help siblings prepare for the special occasion of becoming a big brother or sister. Big brothers and sisters will tour the Family birth Center, watch an age-appropriate video, and learn to diaper their doll or teddy bear. Siblings will also learn what to expect during mom and baby's hospital stay, what newborn babies look like and act like, and how they can help mom and dad with the new baby.

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

Grandparents 07/10 2:00p-4:30p (Saturday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 10, 2021 at 2 pm

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.

Things have really changed since your parents had you! This class will cover communication between parents and grandparents; how grandparents can help during pregnancy, birth and after Baby is born; current guidelines for infant care, care seats, and infant safety; and ways to bond with your new grandchild.

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

 

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

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 11, 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.

 

ICD Patient Forum
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ICD Patient Forum

Free

with Maine Medical Center

Calendar Jul 12, 2021 at 5 pm
6 additional sessions through Jul 11, 2022

Maine Medical Center and Maine Medical Partners – MaineHealth Cardiology offer an ICD patient forum to patients and their families who have a device. The mission of the ICD patient forum is to provide encouragement and education to patients and their support person so they may lead the fullest life possible while living with an ICD. 

These meetings will be virtual until further notice. Registration is required in advance to receive the Zoom login information. If you wish to register, or have any questions, please call us at (207) 303-1600, Option 1. We look forward to seeing you.





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