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Prenatal Care & Childbirth
Car Seat Inspection Event
with Child Passenger Safety Technicians, WMH Family Birthplace
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.
OUR EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED BUT YOU CAN CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR EITHER AN INSPECTION OR DISTRIBUTION. 207-393-3462.
DON'T BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE!! COME TO A CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK AND BECOME A SUPER-USER.
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.
Breastfeeding Social with Jaime Johnson
with Jaime Johnson, WMH Family Birthplace
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.
Still Births -- Clinical Webinar Series -- August 4, 2021
with Alexandria Betz, DO, Perinatal Outreach Education
Perinatal Outreach Presents
2021 Webinar Series
Clinical Quality Improvement Series
1.Apply evidence informed strategies to care of future pregnant women or newborns.
2.Communicate effectively with families and/or other care team members.
Advanced Fetal Monitoring Midcoast Center for Community & Wellness August 6, 2021
with Sarah Austin, RN, MSN, CNL, C-EFM, Perinatal Outreach Education
Perinatal Outreach Presents:
Advanced Fetal Monitoring
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Midcoast Center for Community Health and Wellness
329 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Upon completion of this program participant will be able to:
- State the terms and definitions of fetal heart rate patterns as per the National Institutes of Health Consensus Group document.
- Recognize recurrent late decelerations, recurrent severe variable decelerations, and the sinusoidal heart rate pattern.
- Correlate critical fetal heart rate patterns with related maternal fetal physiology.
- List appropriate interventions based on interpretation pattern.
Infant CPR for Parents, Grandparents and Older Siblings with Carol Welsh
with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace
We are planning on resuming these classes in April. Please call Carol Welsh at 207-393-3462 to register. DO NOT REGISTER WITH COURSESTORM WITHOUT SPEAKING TO CAROL.
WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOUR INFANT CHOKED OR STOPPED BREATHING?
WELL, WOULD YOU???
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.
STABLE August 25, 2021 Maine General
with Ann Carroll, BSN, NNP-BC, Perinatal Outreach Education
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Maine General Hospital
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
15 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 www.stableprogram.org
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education -- Milk Supply: Understanding Optimizing, and Communicating inVarious Scenarios - September 1, 2021
with Kara Kaikini, MS, IBCLC, Perinatal Outreach Education
WEBINAR September 1, 2021 -- 12:00-1:00pm -- Milk Supply: Understanding Optimizing, and Communication in Various Scenarios
- Understand the difference between “perceived” and “true” insufficient milk supply
- Apply counseling and communication skills to investigate low milk supply
- Identify engagement and disengagement cues in responsive feeding
- Create and communicate plans to optimize milk supply in 3 different scenarios