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Kids' Health (Pediatrics)

Breastfeeding Basics

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 10, 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.

Grandparents

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm
2 additional sessions through Dec 4, 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 Oct 12, 2022 at 6 pm
7 additional sessions through Dec 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.

 

 

Infant Sleep 101: Surviving the Sleep Regression (3-6 mos)

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 17, 2022

This 3-6 month infant sleep class is designed for parents who are struggling with getting through the 4-month sleep regression, which is a time of permanent change to baby's brain and sleep patterns.  Topics discussed will include how and when to drop night feeds to get longer stretches of sleep while maintaining breastmilk supply, step-by step strategies to implement independent sleep skills, and how to work through the 4 to 3 nap transition.  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 regsitered, shortly before the class starts, 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.

 

Siblings

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 4, 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.

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

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 12 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 15, 2022

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, shortly before class starts, 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.

Bring Your Own Car Seat

Free

with Jami Gilbert, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through Dec 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.

Infant Sleep 102: Sleeping Through the Night (6-12 mos)

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 23, 2022 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 18, 2022

This 6-12 month infant sleep class is designed for parents who are still struggling with short naps and/or frequent night wakings. Topics discussed will include age appropriate, step-by-step sleep improvement methods for both naps and nighttime, how and when to drop down to two naps per day, as well as a phased approach to dropping down to one nap at 12+ months.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

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

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





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