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New Dad-to-Be Class
with Lee Cote, SMHC Birthing Suite
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.
Mother's Support Circle
with Julia Viger, SMHC Birthing Suite
Empowering you through parent to parent support.
This free support group is a great opportunity to meet other new parents in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information to help provide the best transition to parenthood. Lactation Counselors will be on site to answer your questions about breastfeeding and other feeding methods, provide guidance, and perform infant weight checks.
This group is held every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the SMHC Webber Building Conference Room on the second floor. Guest speakers may be highlighted each week!
FREE, registration required.
Parking located near the SMHC Emergency Department.
Please call 207-283-7350 with any questions.
Lifestyle Medicine - Nutrition Classes (IN PERSON)
with MMP Falmouth Integrative Medicine, MaineHealth Medical Group
Come join us for a one-hour, evidence-based discussion healthy nutrition! Each session is designed to build on another, but is also useful on its own if you can only make a few! We will focus on quality and quantity of foods, learn how to incorporate a whole-food plant-based eating pattern as recommended by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and demonstrate some cooking as time allows!
Note: Please arrive at 2:45.
Instructors: Shannon Sutton BSN, RN, CWHC and Amy Pearl BSN, RN, CWHC
Celebrating Birth ~ Childbirth Preparation
with Rachel Murer, SMHC Birthing Suite
Being prepared for childbirth can ease your mind and make your birth experience what you hope it will be. This class will give you the information, resources and skills to prepare you for the birth of your baby.
This class will cover:
- Preparation during last month of pregnancy
- Early labor at home
- What to expect coming to the hospital from admission to discharge
- Stages of labor
- Pain management options
- Optional tour of the Birthing Suite
Expecting mother/couple should be in their last trimester. Class fee is per couple. When checking out, please don't add your support person as an additional attendee, only enter their name when asked.
Safe Baby ~ Infant CPR
with Ashley McAllister, SMHC Birthing Suite
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.