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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

AWHONN POEP Course Module 13 -- Neonatal Complications December 9, 2020


with Kelley Bowden, MS, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next session starts Dec 9, 2020 at 9 am

Content Includes:

  •  Screening for CCHD; hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and;  blood gas interpretation
  • Impact of maternal substance abuse on the fetus and neonate
  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
  • Use of cooling cap in therapeutic hypothermia treatment

Updates on content related to the late preterm infant (LPI), neonatal resuscitation program (NRP).



Full Course

Safe Travels ~ Car Seat Class


with Alicia Provost, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 10, 2020 at 6 pm

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.

Breastfeeding Social with Jaime Johnson


with Jaime Johnson, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm
12 additional sessions through Dec 21, 2021

Socials are currently suspended again. Please call 744-6151 to see if they have resumed before signing up.  


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.

Preparing for Birth -1 day class


with Megan Derenberger, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 19, 2020 at 9:30 am

Please call 744-6151 to confirm this event is still happening due to social distancing from the coronavirus pandemic before signing up.


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.   

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Conversational Approaches and Essential Topics January 6, 2021


with Kara Kaikini, MS, IBCLC, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 6, 2021 at 12 pm

WEBINAR January 6th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm Conversational Approaches and Essential Topics Prenatal Breastfeeding Education 1st Wednesday of every odd month Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the evidence showing the impact of prenatal education on breastfeeding rates 2. Educate others on three breastfeeding-related topics (ie. pumping, marijuana use, milk supply) 3. Differentiate between ineffective and effective education techniques 4. Identify additional breastfeeding education resources for patients and providers

Car Seat Inspection Event
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Car Seat Inspection Event


with Child Passenger Safety Technicians, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next session starts Jan 16, 2021 at 11 am
4 additional sessions through Nov 20, 2021

Is your child's car seat installed correctly?  When do you have to stop using LATCH? What is that hookey thing on the back of my car? When can my child ride forward facing?

If you don't know the answers to these and other car seat questions you are not alone. More than 90% of car seats in the State of Maine and either not correctly installed or misused.


Registrtaion is not necessary just drop by the Norway Fire Department between 11am and 3pm. Enter from Beal Street.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents, anyone can ensure their child’s safety seats are properly installed; compatible with their vehicle; haven’t been subject to a recall; and are the appropriate seat for the child just by coming to one of our seat check events.

It is preferred that you have your child/children with you unless you are pregnant parents awaiting the birth of your baby.

If you are unable to attend an event inspections may be done by appointment.  For more information, to make an appointment, or to learn about the free seat distribution program call 207-744-6151.


STABLE January 27, 2021 - MidCoast Health Parkview Campus


with Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 27, 2021 at 8 am

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: TBD

12 slots available

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

All food will be on your own

Topics to Include:

 Discuss issues of patient safety and 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

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


with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2021 at 8:30 am
5 additional sessions through Dec 4, 2021

Classes are currently suspended again. Please call 744-6151 to see if they have resumed before signing up.  




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.

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