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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

Prenatal Yoga & Fitness Thursday


with Renee Bernier-Innes, Memorial Hospital Population Health

Calendar Current session started Sep 10, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Come join Renee Bernier-Innes in a special class to promote health and wellness during one of the most special times of your life. 

Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility. It helps expecting mother's to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for an easier and more comfortable labor.

It can also help with:

  • better sleep
  • reduced stress
  • less discomfort throughout pregnancy

This class is suitable for all levels whether you are brand new to yoga or a practiced Yogi this class is tailored to the needs of your changing body.

This 6-week class will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10-11am in The North Conway Community Room which is located on the 2nd floor of the Outpatient Physical Therapy Building (just north of the main hosital entrance). Please PARK and ENTER at the rear of the building, not through the physical therapy practice on the first level.

Class will  be held online via zoom. Once you have registered for class, instructor will email you  link for class access. 

Cost: $55 Drop ins are welcome for $12 

Instructor Bio:

Renee is the owner and founder and Sacred Circle Wellness,  she moved to the Mt. Washington Valley in 2017. She graduated from Western State Colorado University with a Bachelor's in Exercise and Sport Science and Experiential Education. Prior to finishing her degree she completed an 800 hour Therapeutic Bodywork Certificate through Mountain Heart School of Bodywork. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado and has been practicing since 2015.

Her further education has consisted of prenatal, postpartum and fertility techniques. She is a full spectrum doula and a registered yoga teacher. She is passionate about women's health and believes healthy mothers and families are the foundation for healthy communities.

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


with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 3, 2020 at 8:30 am
1 additional session on Dec 5, 2020

Please call 744-6151 to confirm whether or not this event is still happening due to social distancing from the conornavirus pandemic 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.

AWHONN POEP Course Module 10 -- Perinatal Infections -- October 7, 2020


with Nicole Goldberg, MSN, RN, CNM, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 7, 2020 at 9 am

Content Includes:


  • Updated content on sexually transmitted and other infections in pregnancy and the maternal and neonatal implications.
  • New content on maternal vaccinations




Safe Travels ~ Car Seat Class


with Alicia Provost, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 8, 2020 at 6 pm
1 additional session on 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.

Big Brother/Big Sister Class


with SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 13, 2020 at 6 pm
1 additional session on 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.

Preparing for Birth -1 day class


with Lauren Mason or Megan Boucher, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 17, 2020 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on Dec 19, 2020

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.   

Breastfeeding Social with Jaime Johnson


with Jaime Johnson, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm
2 additional sessions through Dec 15, 2020

Please call 744-6151 to see if the class will be meeting due to social distancing from the coronavirus pandemic 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.

Basic Fetal Monitoring, October 23, 2020 through ZOOM


with Sarah Austin, RN, MSN, CNL, C-EFM and Emily Watson, BSN, RN, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next session starts Oct 23, 2020 at 8 am

October 23, 2020

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                          
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