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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

New Dad-to-Be Class

$15

with Lee Cote, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 7 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 3, 2024

Congratulations! You're pregnant; now what?

If you are looking for a crash course on how to be a supportive partner in this crazy adventure of having a baby, this class is for you. This online-only class is jam-packed with two hours of edutainment (a hybrid of education and entertainment) that will be great for helping you and your partner get through the duration of pregnancy. We will cover the pre-baby game plan, what happens during labor and delivery, and what to expect once you get home.

Once you sign up for a class, you will receive a Zoom link via email.

This class is for individuals who will be supporting their partners giving birth.

Breastfeeding Basics 2024

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm
10 additional sessions through Jun 25, 2024

This class meets online. If you are registered for this class, you will recieve an email about 2 days before the class starts with a link to join. 

This class covers the benefits of breastfeeding, different breastfeeding techniques and positions, how to make enough milk, and local community and professional resources. Attending this class before your baby’s birth will help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Partners are highly encouraged to register and attend.

We recommend attending this class between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy.

Expecting Multiples 2024

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Jun 4, 2024

Registration includes a support person.

Couples expecting more than one baby will receive information specific to multiple pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Early participation in this class is advised (before 30 weeks gestation). If this is your first pregnancy, participation in one of our childbirth education classes is also strongly encouraged.

We recommend attending this class between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.

We are offering this class online. After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class. Thank you for understanding.

Childbirth Education Classes

Free

with Candace Crocker, BSN, RN, LincolnHealth Childbirth Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Childbirth Education Classes cover pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding.  Our classes use videos, stories, photos and animations, activities and games as well as demonstrations to teach all the essential information parents need to prepare for the birth of their baby. Class sizes are limited to provide individualized attention. 

It is recommended that expecting mothers finish this series around 3-6 weeks before their due date. This class is for Women's Center patients and their support person(s).  It is a two-class series so please plan to attend both classes for optimal learning. 

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Siblings 2024

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Mar 9, 2024 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on May 12, 2024

We will be offering this class as an online interactive class. A few days before the class is scheduled to take place you will receive an email with instructions on how to participate online or by phone.

This class will help siblings prepare for the special occasion of becoming a big brother or sister. Big brothers and sisters will tour the Family birth Center, watch an age-appropriate video, and learn to diaper their doll or teddy bear. Siblings will also learn what to expect during mom and baby's hospital stay, what newborn babies look like and act like, and how they can help mom and dad with the new baby.

We recommend attending this class between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy.

 

Grandparents 2024

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Mar 9, 2024 at 12 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 2, 2024

Registration is per person.

Things have really changed since you became a parent! This class will cover communication between grandparents and the new parents; how grandparents can help during pregnancy, birth and after baby is born; current guidelines for infant care and infant safety; and ways to bond with your new grandchild.

We recommend attending this class between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy.

We are offering this class online. After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class. Thank you for understanding.

Perinatal Support Group
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Perinatal Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Mar 11, 2024 at 11 am
9 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2024

We offer a safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk, listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms, moms-to-be and family members who want to connect with others for support. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. Please call 505-4140 for more information or to register.

 

This group will be held in the Teleconference Room, located on the ground floor of Waldo County General Hospital. Please park at the back of the building and enter through the Ludwig Building entrance.

Safe Baby ~ Infant CPR

$25

with Ashley McAllister, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Mar 16, 2024 at 9 am

It's never too late to take an Infant CPR class! This class is for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and anyone who takes care of your baby.

This is a non-certificate course through American Heart Association, Friends & Family program. Learn basic infant CPR & choking rescue for your little one.

The text Family & Friends CPR will be provided. SMHC certificates of completion are available upon request.

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