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Prenatal Care & Childbirth

Childbirth Education Classes

Free

with Candace Crocker, BSN, RN, LincolnHealth Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 12, 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. 

Childbirth Education Classes

Free

with Candace Crocker, BSN, RN, LincolnHealth Childbirth Education

Calendar Dec 9, 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. 

Boot Camp for New Dads Resource - 2024
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Boot Camp for New Dads Resource - 2024

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with Maine Boys to Men, MMC Childbirth Education

Boot Camp for New Dads is a half-day workshop offered for new or expectant dads and people who identify as fathers. You will explore societal messages we receive about the role of dads and how you and your partner can move beyond these messages to become a team in parenting your baby. You will also have an opportunity to ask veteran dads questions about fussy babies, diapering, etc.

Please contact Maine Boys to Men for more information, dates and registration: 

https://maineboystomen.org/boot-camp-for-new-dads/

(207) 774-9994

 

Cesarean Birth Nurse Consult - Contact for Dates (2024)
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Cesarean Birth Nurse Consult - Contact for Dates (2024)

Free

with Kasey Myles, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 7 pm
3 additional sessions through Mar 11, 2024

This is a private class intended for patients who have a scheduled Cesarean. To schedule a class email: Kasey.Myles@MaineHealth.org

You and your support person will meet with a Maine Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN for a 1 hour 15 minute discussion of what a Cesarean Birth may mean for you personally. This class offers more information on what your scheduled cesarean section will be like. Come learn why and how cesarean births are done, what medication is used, medical equipment that is involved, and the recovery process after your birth. You'll learn how Maine Medical Center does "family centered" births, making your experience as natural and comfortable as possible for you.

We recommend attending this class between the 28th and 32nd 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.

NICU 101 (2024)
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NICU 101 (2024)

Free

with MMC Childbirth Education

Do you anticipate that your baby may be born early or with a medical condition which could result in a stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)? Please join us for a tour of the NICU and have the chance to talk with NICU nurses. You will learn about common medical issues and NICU equipment, how your baby will be cared for, what parents can do to care for their baby in the NICU and hospital policies. This class is offered in collaboration with our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program.

NICU Conference Room, MMC Coulombe Family Tower (formerly known as East Tower) FREE

* Please contact Janelle G. Bainter, MSW, NICU Family Support Specialist at jbainter@marchofdimes.org or 207-662-4831 for dates and to register for this class.

Pumping Milk at Work

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

This virtual session allows you to discuss how your feeding journey has gone so far and how you would like it to go moving forward. The topics include: 

  • Pump/flange education
  • Setting up a pumping schedule at work
  • Conversations to have with your childcare provider
  • Bottle feeding
  • Building up a milk stash
  • Maintaining a milk supply
  • Helpful products and resources

We recommend taking this session at least 5 weeks prior to returning to work if possible. Please email Erin Kirkpatrick at midcoastvillagedoula@gmail.com to schedule your session. 

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New Parents Circle 2024

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support and inspiration from other new parents.

Discussion topics include sleep, feeding, nurturing yourself, and relationship changes. This group is flexible to address your own needs and concerns. This group is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is also a trained doula and breastfeeding counselor.

This group meets in person (with a hybrid Zoom option, too) at the MaineHealth Medical Building, 5 Bucknam Rd, Falmouth. (Ground floor, lots of parking!)

This group meets every Thursday morning from 10am - 12pm. Please register here. When you register you will receive the zoom link to log in.

 

The group is free but registration is required. Join anytime throughout the year. New members are always welcome!





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