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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

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.

Basic Fetal Monitoring, May 23, 2022 through ZOOM

Free

with Emily Watson, BSN, RN, C-EFM, MPH, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 8 am

May 23, 2022

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.        Maternal & Fetal Physiology & Control of Fetal Heart Rate

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.     Standards of Care

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.    Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.    Use of Technology

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.    Uterine Activity & Terminology

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.    Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.      Pattern Interpretation, Terminology, Nursing Interventions

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.      Break

2:15–   3:15 p.m.     Pattern Interpretation, (Continued)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.      Communication

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.      Wrap-up & Evaluation

 Upon completion of this program participant will be able to:

  • Review the basics of fetal oxygenation.
  • State the Standard of Care regarding assessment of intrapartal fetal status.
  • Define baseline, variability, acceleration, decelerations, and reactivity.
  • List appropriate interventions based on pattern interpretation                          

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.

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.

STABLE -- June 7, 2022 -- ZOOM

Free

with Monica Neville, MS, NNP, APRN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 8 am

12 slots available

Topics to Include:

Discuss issues of patient safety and error reduction in the delivery

of nursing and medical infant care.

Identify infants at increased risk for becoming hypothermic.

Summarize basic evaluation of neonatal respiratory distress.

Discuss the causes, presentation and initial treatment of hypovolemic, cardiogenic, and septic shock.

Describe the clinical signs of neonatal sepsis.

Discuss the crisis that families face when the infant requires care in a neonatal intensive care unit.

You may find it helpful to have a STABLE Program Learner Manual with you during this class.

You may borrow a copy from your facility or purchase one from www.stableprogram.org

 

Full Course

Breastfeeding Basics

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
7 additional sessions through Sep 24, 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.





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