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Grandparents

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 21, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
4 additional sessions through Sep 11, 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.

Childbirth Education One-Day Express

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 22, 2022 at 9 am
11 additional sessions through Sep 18, 2022

Registration includes a support person.

The One-Day Express Course covers all of the same information as the Childbirth Education 4-evening series in one full day.

Recommended for all first-time pregnant people and their birth partners, this class is designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

  • Introduction to Labor & Delivery You can expect to learn the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos and go on a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center.
  • Practical Skills and Comfort Measures You will learn comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Even mothers planning to use medication for pain relief will utilize skills to manage labor prior to and in conjunction with the use of medication.
  • Medications and Interventions Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more. Whether you are planning on using pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, you will take home the information you need to make informed decisions about pain relief.
  • Putting It Together The class will wrap up with a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise as a way to practice all of the skills and knowledge learned in the class.

We recommend attending this class between the 28th and 32nd 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.

Cooking Matters at the Store

Free

with SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators, Journey to Health

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Want to learn how to stretch your dollars at the store? This class provides a culinary-enhanced nutrition education program that teaches participants how to plan, budget and shop for meals that are healthy, tasty and low in cost. All participants will receive a recipe booklet and a $10 Hannaford gift for attending.

Take a Break with Guided Meditation

Free

with Jean Ashland, Journey to Health

Calendar May 25, 2022 at 12 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 15, 2022

Making time in your day to recharge and offer yourself the gift of presence is important for your well-being and can be as simple as tuning in for this virtual class. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this short meditation break as you can. The class will begin with a 15-20 minute guided meditation, followed by 5 minutes of silent meditation and a brief time for reflections/questions.

Childbirth Education 3-week Series

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
8 additional sessions through Sep 22, 2022

Registration includes a support person.

These comprehensive classes are designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.  Recommended for all first-time pregnant women and their birth partners.

  • Class#1: Introduction to Labor & Delivery
    • This class covers the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos. 
  • Class#2:Practical Skills and Comfort Measures
    • This class will cover comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Whether you are planning to use pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, this class will provide you with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding pain relief. 
  • Class#3: Medications and Interventions
    • Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more.  This class series also includes opportunities for Q&A.

We recommend attending this class between the 28th and 32nd 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.

Addressing Body Image in Cancer Survivorship

Free

with Deepti Chopra, MBBS, MPH, MaineHealth Cancer Care Network

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 2 pm

Please join us for a conversation about body image for clinicians caring for cancer survivors.

Deepti Chopra, MBBS, MPH, is a psychiatrist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  She completed a clinical fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and a Medical Educator Track Designation and a clinical residency in Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is board certified in General Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pyschiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. At MD Anderson, her clinical practice is specalized in assisting cancer survivors with issues associated with body image. 

Baby Basics Express

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
11 additional sessions through Sep 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.

 

 

Siblings

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Sep 11, 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.





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