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Childbirth Education 3-week Series 07/12-7/26 6p-8:30p (Monday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 12, 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.

 

Scheduled Cesarean Birth Nurse Consult 07/13 5:30p-6:45p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Registration covers mother and one support person. This is intended for patients who have a scheduled Cesarean.  

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
Breastfeeding Basics - Virtual
Online Registration Unavailable

Breastfeeding Basics - Virtual

Price not
available

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Jul 13, 2021 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through Nov 9, 2021

This two hour class provides a pre-birth opportunity to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding and returning to work. 

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

Scheduled Cesarean Birth Nurse Consult 07/13 7p-8:15p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2021 at 7 pm

Registration covers mother and one support person.  This is intended for patients who have a scheduled Cesarean.  

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

Baby Basics Express 07/14 6p-9p ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 14, 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.

 

 

Bring Your Own Car Seat 07/15 6p-7p ONLINE

Free

with Jami Gilbert, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 15, 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.

 

Proper car seat use saves lives! Many parents are shocked to find out that car seats are usually used incorrectly.

This class will teach you how to install and use your car seat correctly.

After this course, parents will be confident and prepared to use infant car seats.

We will talk about safety in and around cars and the do’s and don’ts for infant safety in regards to the car seat. 

You will also learn when to transition your child to another seat and how to keep your child safe as he or she grows.

Registrants are asked to bring their car seats with to the class, including the car seat base for hands-on practice.

We recommend attending this class anytime before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Basics 07/17 9-11:30am (Saturday morning) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jul 17, 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 Event
Online Registration Unavailable

Car Seat Inspection Event

Free

with Child Passenger Safety Technicians, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Jul 17, 2021 at 11 am
2 additional sessions through 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 207-744-6151.

 





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