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Kids' Health (Pediatrics)

Siblings 2023


with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 19, 2023 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on Dec 10, 2023

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.

Infant Sleep 102: Sleeping Through the Night (6-12 mos) - 2023


with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2023 at 11:30 am

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, 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  

Grandparents 2023


with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2023 at 12 pm
2 additional sessions through Dec 10, 2023

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.

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.

Infant Care Basics


with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar Nov 20, 2023 at 6 pm
3 additional sessions through May 19, 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. Join us to feel empowered about starting your feeding journey! Please join us to build your confidence in caring for your newborn!

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Safe Sitter


with Erin Olmstead, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Nov 22, 2023 at 9 am
5 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: or 207-393-3462.

Boot Camp for New Dads Resource - 2023
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Boot Camp for New Dads Resource - 2023

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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 2023


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 currently meets online every Thursday morning from 10am - 12pm. Please register here to receive the link to log in.


Starting on June 1st, this group will be meeting in person (with a hybrid Zoom option, too) at the MaineHealth Medical Building, 5 Bucknam Rd, Falmouth. (Ground floor, lots of parking!)


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

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