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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

Breastfeeding Social with Jaime Johnson


with Jaime Johnson, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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.

Eat Sleep Console Education and Training Maine Coast Memorial -- December 9, 2019


with Ann Boomer, MN, NNP-BC, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 9, 2019 at 1 pm

Following this presentation, the participant will be able to:

1. evaluate the newborn’s withdrawal process, with emphasis on the ability of the infant to eat, sleep, console using the ESC Care Tool

2.  make recommendations for maximizing non-pharmacologic interventions 

3.  identify infants who may need pharmacologic treatment by utilizing the ESC Care Tool and Full Care Team Huddles

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Education Department is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NEMSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

3.5 Nursing Contact Hour Provided

Preparing for Childbirth - Saturday


with Leah Kohlstrom, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 14, 2019 at 9 am

Whether you are expecting your very first child or are welcoming a sibling into your family, being prepared for childbirth is a priority. Join Leah Kohlstrom, doula and childbirth educator, for this engaging one-day class to learn all about childbirth, including how to plan for delivery, the stages of labor and caring for your newborn. This class will answer your questions so you can better prepare for your birthing experience. *Please note: the class fee covers attendance for Mom and a partner. There will be a one hour lunch break.*

Quarterly Education -- Pregnancy and Smoking--December 17, 2019


with Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 17, 2019 at 3 pm


  • Outline harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine on the fetus and newborn
  • Discuss evidence-based treatments for nicotine addiction in the perinatal period
  • Review effective approaches with new mothers
  • Discuss referral to the Maine Tobacco Helpline

AWHONN POEP Course Modules 3 & 4 January 8, 2020


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

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 8, 2020 at 9 am

Module 3

Physiologic and Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy

Content includes:

•Maternal physical and psychological adaptation to pregnancy and parenthood

•Familial adaptation to newborn •Fetal and placental development in utero

•Maternal assessment and testing options by trimester

Module 4

 •Normal labor and birth has been restructured into a separate module

•New information on evaluating labor coping and practices that provide personalized labor support

•Incorporated updated information on labor progress, second stage labor management, and pain management


Preparing for Birth - 3 week series


with Lauren Mason or Megan Boucher, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
4 additional sessions through Sep 10, 2020

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.   

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 18, 2020 at 11 am
4 additional sessions through Nov 14, 2020

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 23, 2020 Northern Light Health, EMMC


with Ann Boomer, MN, NNP-BC, Perinatal Outreach Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 23, 2020 at 8 am

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of sick infants in the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization period, and it is intended for:

Registered nurses:  L&D, postpartum, nursery, NICU, ER

Advanced practice RN’s:  NNP students, nurse midwives, certified nurse anesthetists

Physicians:  family practice, OB, ER, pediatric

Licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants:  L&D, postpartum, nursery

Respiratory therapists

Emergency medical technicians, paramedics

 If you should have any questions please contact Kathy Taylor at or call 662-2696.



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