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Breastfeeding Support Group 2024

Free

with Brooke Cottman, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 2, 2024 at 9:30 am

This free peer support group is a great opportunity to meet other new breastfeeding parents in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information and support. A lactation consultant facilitates the group and can answer your questions.

Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am.

This group meets in person (with a hybrid Zoom option, too) at the MaineHealth Medical Building, 5 Bucknam Rd, Falmouth. (Ground floor, lots of parking!)

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

Safe Sitter

$50

with Erin Olmstead, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Apr 15, 2024 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Nov 27, 2024

Safe Sitter Course is designed to prepare students ages 11-13 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. 

The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises.  Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!

This nationally acclaimed program developed by Dr. Patricia Keener focuses on safety skills, child care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills.  

Students are asked to pack a lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.  All participants are required to review self-screening questions for COVID-19 and remain masked during class.  

Contact the Perinatal Outreach Education Coordinator with any questions: erin.olmstead@mainehealth.org or 207-393-3462.

Mother's Support Circle
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Mother's Support Circle

Free

with Julia Viger, SMHC Birthing Suite

Empowering you through parent to parent support.

This free support group is a great opportunity to meet other new parents in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information to help provide the best transition to parenthood. Lactation Counselors will be on site to answer your questions about breastfeeding and other feeding methods, provide guidance, and perform infant weight checks.

This group is held every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the SMHC Webber Building Conference Room on the second floor. Guest speakers may be highlighted each week!

FREE, registration required.

Parking located near the SMHC Emergency Department.

Please call 207-283-7350 with any questions.

Bring Your Own Car Seat 2024

Free

with Jami Gilbert, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Apr 18, 2024 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Sep 19, 2024

We are 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.

 This class will be held virtually. You will receive an email with the link to join the class the day before class is held.  If you have any questions please contact Jami Gilbert at Jami.Gilbert@mainehealth.org or (207) 662 1572.

 

Breastfeeding Basics 2024

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm
13 additional sessions through Sep 17, 2024

This class meets online. If you are registered for this class, you will recieve an email about 2 days before the class starts with a link to join. 

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.

Baby Basics Express 2024

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm
11 additional sessions through Sep 29, 2024

We are 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. 

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.

 

 

Newborn Sleep (0-3 mos): Setting the Foundations (2024)

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 12 pm
11 additional sessions through Sep 26, 2024

This newborn sleep shaping class is for pregnant persons at any gestation and new parents with babies up to 12 weeks. During this class parents will learn how to set the foundations in the newborn period for healthy infant sleep. Topics discussed will include what to expect in the fourth trimester, newborn soothing strategies, the science behind sleep, developmental milestones, how to create a sleep conducive environment, how to encourage independent sleep, how and when to stop swaddling and realistic expectations regarding night wakings and feedings.  We will also discuss planning for going back to work and transitioning to daycare.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is currently offered virtually via Zoom.  After you are regisitered, you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in class.

If you have any questions please contact Jenna Marion directly at jenna.marion@mainehealth.org.

Car Seat Basics ~ Infant Seat to High-Back Booster

Free

with Alicia Provost, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 8 am
3 additional sessions through Jul 20, 2024

Car seat safety has changed a lot over the years. Do you know the safest way to buckle your baby up?

This class helps inform parents, grandparents and other caregivers of the importance of proper child restraint use (car seats) for their infant. You will learn:

  • Evidance-based information
  • Do's and Dont's of car seat safety
  • Proper installation of infant seat & base (bring your personal infant car seat and vehicle manual if able)
  • Car Seat Safety Check-In Stations & Events

This class will cover car seat basics, and the knowledge to choose the best safety seat for their child(ren). 





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