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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

Infant CPR for Parents, Grandparents and Older Siblings with Carol Welsh


with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 1, 2020 at 8:30 am
5 additional sessions through Dec 5, 2020




If you can't immediately answer yes with confidence then sign up for this class.

Learn the skills for CPR and choking rescue on an infant up to the age of one year. This is a hands-on experience with manikins where you'll gain confidence through practice while having some fun as well.

Class is only 90 minutes and the cost minimal for a valuable life-long tool.

Price is per person so bring your family, friends and even your neighbors. You never know when you might need these skills.

Big Brother/Big Sister Class


with SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 1, 2020

Big Brothers or Big Sisters can have an opportunity for special time with Mom or Dad before their new baby arrives. This class includes:

  • Role play with their own special doll/stuffed animal you bring from home
  • Watch a movie about being a big sibling
  • Have story time 
  • Take a "field trip" to the Birthing Suite to see where Mom will be once the new baby arrives

This class will last exactly ONE hour. Recommended for Children ages 3 to 7. Mom should be in her last trimester. Class FEE is per family. When checking out, please do not add your children as attendees.

AWHONN POEP Course Module 5--Complicated Birth -- February 5, 2020


with Emily Watson, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 9 am

Module 5

Process of Labor and Birth (Complications)

Content Includes:

•Labor and Birth complications such as as inductions and augmentation, labor dystocia, and postpartum hemorrhage

•New content on the process of quantification of maternal blood loss for every birth




Full Course

Safe Travels ~ Car Seat Class


with Alicia Provost, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 13, 2020 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 10, 2020

Car seat safety has changed a lot over the years. Do you know the safest way to buckle your baby up?

This class helps inform parents, grandparents and other caregivers of the importance of proper child restraint use (car seats) for their infant. You will learn:

  • Evidance-based information
  • Do's and Dont's of car seat safety
  • Proper installation of infant seat & base

Please bring your infant seat, base and owner's manuals for both the seat & your vehicle (if possible). A variety of car seats will be present for demonstration purposes as well.

Preparing for Birth -1 day class


with Lauren Mason or Megan Boucher, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 15, 2020 at 9 am
5 additional sessions through Dec 19, 2020


Are you excited about being pregnant and becoming a parent but also a little bit nervous?

Feel like you may not have control over what happens during labor? Wish for a perfect delivery?

Not sure how your husband/partner can help you through this process called labor?

Just want to be prepared!

Why not join a group of expectant parents as they have fun learning about the labor and delivery experience at Stephens Memorial Hospital’s Preparing for Birth Class.  Expectant moms will explore how to relax and allow themselves to flow with their labor through breathing and relaxation techniques. Their coach will learn how they can assist mom through the process of labor and share in the joy of birth. Information on making a birth plan, comfort measures, stages of labor, and cesarean delivery are all explored.  A question and answer session is always part of the class.   

Quarterly Education Shaken Baby Prevention and Diagnois February 18, 2020-Maine Medical Center


with Lawrence Ricci, MD & Kelley Bowden, MS, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 18, 2020 at 2 pm
  •  Discuss need for Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) prevention activities in Maine
  •  Instruct families in Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) Prevention using the Period of Purple Crying materials
  •  Be able to identify sentinel injuries in infants and be able to implement and appropriate evaluation

Breastfeeding Social with Jaime Johnson


with Jaime Johnson, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm
10 additional sessions through Dec 15, 2020

Would you like to meet other women who are pregnant or new moms just like you? 

Want or willing to breastfeed but unsure if you'll be able to? 

Do you worry about making enough milk or how to handle pumping when you go back to work?

What about other questions concerns/issues on feeding your baby?  Etc., etc., etc..

Then come to Stephens Memorial's Breastfeeding Social to learn and share.

We meet the third Tuesday of the month in the Ripley Building third floor centering room. 

Topics for discussion are led by all of you while our Lactation Consultant, Jaime, will be there to answer questions and provide expertise. Snacks are provided.  Fathers and other family members are welcome as well, and feel free to bring your little one if you've already delivered.

We do ask that you sign up even though there is no fee, so come learn  and have fun with us.

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Maine Coast Memorial February 20 & 21


with Shauna Goulet, RNC-OB/EFM, CLC, CBE, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 20, 2020 at 8 am

Fetal heart monitoring education remains an important element for nurses and physicians who care for women and their newborns. For more than 20 years, AWHONN has been the leader in providing education through live courses, books, webinars and online learning.

AWHONN is the recognized leader in obstetrics education. AWHONN's in-person  formats are evidence-based and provide the essential tools for educating the entire team. 97% of students who participated in AWHONN's Fetal Heart Monitoring Program stated they felt their experience would improve their ability to care for patients.

Stay current on best practices and help improve patient safety! 



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