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Kids' Health (Pediatrics)

Grandparents

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 21, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
4 additional sessions through Sep 11, 2022

Registration is per person.

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.

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.

Baby Basics Express

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
11 additional sessions through Sep 28, 2022

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily offering this class online. After you are registered, a few days before the class starts you will receive an email with the link 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 how to care for and comfort a newborn, feeding, safe sleep and other ways to keep your baby safe, 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.

 

 

Siblings

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Sep 11, 2022

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.

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.

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.

Breastfeeding Basics

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
7 additional sessions through Sep 24, 2022

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.

Bring Your Own Car Seat

Free

with Jami Gilbert, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 16, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Sep 15, 2022

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.

Safe Sitter

$50

with Erin Olmstead, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Aug 15, 2022 at 9 am
1 additional session on Nov 23, 2022

DO YOU WANT TO EARN MONEY AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME?

THEN SIGN UP FOR A SAFE SITTER CLASS NOW!!!

This nationally acclaimed program developed by Dr. Patricia Keener is a medically accurate, hands-on instructional program designed for young adolescents that teaches boys and girls how to be stay safe at home, have fun with children, as well as handle emergencies and behavior problems.

Classes are geared to students ages 11 -14. 

If you are interested in signing up for a future class please contact Erin Olmstead at eolmstead@mainehealth.org or 207-393-3462.

Boot Camp for New Dads Resource
Online Registration Unavailable

Boot Camp for New Dads Resource

Free

with MMC Childbirth Education

The Boot Camp for New Dads is temporaily not being offered. Please visit the Maine Boys to Men website for other resources.

https://maineboystomen.org/

 

New Parents Circle 2022

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support, guidance, and inspiration.

Discussion topics include: sleep, feeding, nurturing yourself, relationship changes, and even infant massage and baby-wearing. This group is flexible to address your own needs and concerns. This group is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is also a trained doula and breastfeeding counselor.

This group is currently meeting in an online or call-in format. Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Thursdays 10am-12pm.

This group was formerly known as the Mothering Circle.

FREE but registration is required. Join anytime throughout the year. New members are always welcome!





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