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Tobacco Support Group via Zoom Spring Sessions

Free

with Estelle Krestos RN, BSN, Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 10:15 am
1 additional session on May 6, 2024

MUTUAL SUPPORT FROM OTHERS

This group is open to anyone trying to quit tobacco, thinking about quitting, struggling to maintain quit or wanting support during any phase of tobacco use or quit process. We also welcome successful quitters who would like to support others in the quit process or could benefit from accountability to help maintain their quit.

We offer weekly health tips and encourage participants to share their challenges and successes to support each other in working toward goals. This is a great opportunity to talk with others in similar situations and share ideas.

Registration required. For more information call (207) 844-4582.  

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your iPhone calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMpd-ypqD0tE9w6kzrq7jjZrik4DEftyNbW/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvqjsvG9KTtxCPRpwEBoigZ-vwpiFaj_pKyhT_ETEEaAnMJOtJZpZaFszJ

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87405166798

Meeting ID: 874 0516 6798

Women's Tobacco Support Group via Zoom Spring Sessions

Free

with Estelle Krestos RN, BSN, Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 1:45 pm
1 additional session on May 6, 2024

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN

This group is open to women aged 18-45 who are trying to quit tobacco, thinking about quitting, struggling to maintain quit or wanting support during any phase of tobacco use or quit process. We also welcome successful quitters who would like to support others in the quit process or could benefit from accountability to help maintain their quit.

We offer weekly health tips and encourage participants to share their challenges and successes to support each other in working toward goals. This is a great opportunity to talk with others in similar situations and share ideas.  

Registration required. For more information call (207) 844-4582.

If you are looking for support and not a woman of childbearing age, you are welcome to join our general Tobacco Support Group.

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your iPhone calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcrdumpqzopHNNVwVVSGiTNy3NhOATTzBjw/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrqDoqG9GUsx-ARpwqBIj4c-vwmH5ego1zqgjTNRN0azfYL7FsOp1eJOzK

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83610151367

Meeting ID: 836 1015 1367

MidCoast Mamas

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar Apr 17, 2024 at 10:30 am
6 additional sessions through May 29, 2024

Please join our postpartum support group to find the village you deserve! You will get to meet other new moms and find out that many of the struggles you may be experiencing are common and you are not alone. You will also get good ideas for coping. We vent, we celebrate, we cry, we encourage, we drink coffee and eat snacks! You can weigh your baby here and ask any questions at all to another mother or a nurse. 

The group meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am at MidCoast Hospital in Conference Room 1, right next to the cafeteria. If that room is not available, our back up location is the waiting room outside the Maternity unit. The group is led by our breast/bottle feeding specialists. Mothers will children 0-12months are welcome. 

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Breastfeeding Support Group
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Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

with Lynn Tauss, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Apr 17, 2024 at 11 am
6 additional sessions through May 29, 2024

This informal support group for breastfeeding families provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from the Women and Infants unit. Because of room occupancy restraints, we are limited to a maximum of 7 moms with babies in arms. Siblings will not be allowed at this time. Please call 207-301-8337 for more information. 

Preparing for Labor & Birth

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar Apr 27, 2024
4 additional sessions through Dec 7, 2024

Join us for an in-depth discussion of what to expect when the time comes to give birth to your baby!

Part 1 is in-person at MidCoast Hospital. During this 3 hour session, you will learn about the three phases of labor, how to cope, and how to be a supportive partner. We will discuss many coping strategies, as well as practice laboring positions and hands-on support techniques. This session also includes a tour of the maternity unit and birthing rooms. Session 1 is from 9:30am-1:00pm.

Part 2 is held the next day via zoom. During this 2.5 hour session, you will learn about the various pain medication options that are available, what is involved in inductions and c-sections, what to expect with your newborn and your hospital stay, as well as how to be more prepared for the postpartum period. Session 2 will be from 3:00-5:30pm. 

Partners/support people are encouraged to attend but do not need to register online. We recommend taking this course between 30-35 weeks if possible. Our hope is that you will leave this educational weekend feeling like you have the knowledge you need to make informed decisions, and the confidence to navigate the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. We look forward to working with you!

You will receive an email from the instructor 1 week prior to the scheduled class with the zoom link for part 2. 

Breastfeeding Basics - Virtual
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Breastfeeding Basics - Virtual

Free

with Lynn Tauss, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Nov 6, 2024

This single two-hour class provides a pre-birth opportunity to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding and returning to work. 

Pre-registration is required in order to obtain access to virtual access. Please call 301-8337 to register.

Happy Wanderers+ Guided Hike: May

Free

with Community Health and Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 10 am

Join the Community Health team partnering with Coastal Mountains Land Trust to get outdoors and stay active with guided community hikes this year. All levels are welcome, however, please leave your pets home. Registering in advance is not required, however, you will receive emailed reminders and weather updates if you choose to sign up here. 

Trailhead: Little River Trail in Belfast

This hike is 2 miles long with the option to continue for a longer hike and the level is easy. Please be aware of ticks during this time of year. 

The group will meet at trailheads throughout Knox and Waldo Counties on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. during the winter months. For more information and the full schedule, visit the Coastal Mountains Land Trust website. 

All hikes will be led by Coastal Mountains Land Trust staff members and a MaineHealth Community Health staff member. 

 

Breastfeeding for Beginners

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar May 5, 2024 at 4 pm
3 additional sessions through Nov 3, 2024

Join us for a 3 hour virtual session loaded with all the info you will need to get breastfeeding off to a great start! 

Topics will include: 

  • What to do to prepare during your pregnancy
  • How to get a good latch
  • How to establish a strong milk supply
  • How to navigate bumps in the road
  • How to introduce pumping and bottlefeeding
  • Postpartum resources available 
  • So much more!

Partners are encouraged to be present as well but do not need to be registered. We recommend taking this between 30-35 weeks if possible. Join us to feel empowered about starting your feeding journey!

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

 

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