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Breastfeeding Support Group 2024

Free

with Brooke Cottman, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 2, 2024 at 9:30 am

This free peer support group is a great opportunity to meet other new breastfeeding parents in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information and support. A lactation consultant facilitates the group and can answer your questions.

Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am.

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!)

FREE but registration is required to receive Zoom info. Join anytime throughout the year. New members are always welcome!

MidCoast Mamas

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 10:30 am
8 additional sessions through Apr 24, 2024

Please join our postpartum support group to find the village you deserve! You will get to meet other new moms and find out that many of the struggles you may be experiencing are common and you are not alone. You will also get good ideas for coping. We vent, we celebrate, we cry, we encourage, we drink coffee and eat snacks! You can weigh your baby here and ask any questions at all to another mother or a nurse. 

The group meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am at MidCoast Hospital in Conference Room 1, right next to the cafeteria. If that room is not available, our back up location is the waiting room outside the Maternity unit. The group is led by our breast/bottle feeding specialists. Mothers will children 0-12months are welcome. 

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Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

with Lynn Tauss, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 11 am
4 additional sessions through Mar 27, 2024

This informal support group for breastfeeding families provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from the Women and Infants unit. Because of room occupancy restraints, we are limited to a maximum of 7 moms with babies in arms. Siblings will not be allowed at this time. Please call 207-301-8337 for more information. 

Newborn Sleep (0-3 mos): Setting the Foundations (2024)

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 12 pm
8 additional sessions through Jun 20, 2024

This newborn sleep shaping class is for pregnant persons at any gestation and new parents with babies up to 12 weeks. During this class parents will learn how to set the foundations in the newborn period for healthy infant sleep. Topics discussed will include what to expect in the fourth trimester, newborn soothing strategies, the science behind sleep, developmental milestones, how to create a sleep conducive environment, how to encourage independent sleep, how and when to stop swaddling and realistic expectations regarding night wakings and feedings.  We will also discuss planning for going back to work and transitioning to daycare.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is currently offered virtually via Zoom.  After you are regisitered, you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in class.

If you have any questions please contact Jenna Marion directly at jenna.marion@mainehealth.org.

Held Support Group

Free

with Leah Kohlstrom, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm

This support group provides a safe space for families grieving the loss of a child through miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Join Leah Kohlstrom and Claire Philbrook the first Tuesday of each month at Pen Bay Medical Center's Beebe Center to explore grief with tea and the occasional activity. This will be a space to share and process grief alongside others who have experienced similar loss. Please register in advance so the facilitators can plan ahead. 

Mother's Support Circle

Free

with Julia Viger, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 10 am
2 additional sessions through Apr 4, 2024

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 the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 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.

Mother's Support Circle

Free

with Julia Viger, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 10 am
3 additional sessions through Apr 18, 2024

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.

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Lifestyle Medicine - 2024 Nutrition Classes (IN PERSON)

Free

with MMP Falmouth Integrative Medicine, MaineHealth Medical Group

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 3 pm
7 additional sessions through Nov 7, 2024

Come join us for a FREE 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: Amy Pearl BSN, RN, CWHC and Shannon Sutton BSN, RN, CWHC 





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