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Kids' Health (Pediatrics)

Safe Baby ~ Infant CPR


with Ashley McAllister, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Jun 29, 2024

It's never too late to take an Infant CPR class! This class is for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and anyone who takes care of your baby.

This is a non-certificate course through American Heart Association, Friends & Family program. Learn basic infant CPR & choking rescue for your little one.

The text Family & Friends CPR will be provided. SMHC certificates of completion are available upon request.

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Grandparents 2024


with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Apr 28, 2024 at 12:30 pm
5 additional sessions through Sep 22, 2024

Registration is per person.

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

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

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.

Siblings 2024


with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 12, 2024 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Sep 22, 2024

We will be offering this class as an online interactive class. 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.


Infant Care Basics


with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar May 19, 2024 at 3 pm
3 additional sessions through Nov 18, 2024

In this 3 hour virtual course, we talk about how to care for your newborn when you bring them home, what to expect during the first few months, and how to be well prepared. Topics include: 

  • Sleep habits
  • Laying a strong sleep foundation
  • Bottle and formula feeding (separate breastfeeding class)
  • Diapering & Digestion
  • Soothing techniques
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Common ailments
  • Postpartum Coping and Preparation

We recommend taking this between 30-35 weeks if possible. Only one parent needs to register, but all can attend. Please join us to build your confidence in caring for your newborn!

You will receive an email from the instructor with a zoom link 1 week prior to the scheduled class. 

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Boot Camp for New Dads Resource - 2024
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Boot Camp for New Dads Resource - 2024

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with Maine Boys to Men, MMC Childbirth Education

Boot Camp for New Dads is a half-day workshop offered for new or expectant dads and people who identify as fathers. You will explore societal messages we receive about the role of dads and how you and your partner can move beyond these messages to become a team in parenting your baby. You will also have an opportunity to ask veteran dads questions about fussy babies, diapering, etc.

Please contact Maine Boys to Men for more information, dates and registration:

(207) 774-9994


New Parents Circle 2024


with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support and inspiration from other new parents.

Discussion topics include sleep, feeding, nurturing yourself, and relationship changes. 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 meets in person (with a hybrid Zoom option, too) at the MaineHealth Medical Building, 5 Bucknam Rd, Falmouth. (Ground floor, lots of parking!)

This group meets every Thursday morning from 10am - 12pm. Please register here. When you register you will receive the zoom link to log in.


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

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