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Breastfeeding Support Group 2023

Free

with Kara Kaikini, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 1 pm

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.

This group is currently meeting in an online or call-in format. Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Tuesdays 1-3pm.

Starting on June 6th, this group will be meeting 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!

Held Support Group

Free

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

Calendar Oct 3, 2023 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through Dec 5, 2023

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.

Mother's Circle

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar Oct 4, 2023 at 10 am
3 additional sessions through Oct 25, 2023

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 10:00am at MidCoast Hospital in Conference Room 1, right next to the cafeteria. The group is led by our breast/bottle feeding specialists. Mothers will children 0-12months are welcome. 

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Breastfeeding Support Group
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Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

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

Calendar Oct 4, 2023 at 11 am
12 additional sessions through Dec 27, 2023

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. 

Mother's Support Circle

Free

with Julia Viger, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 10 am
6 additional sessions through Nov 16, 2023

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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Perinatal Support Group
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Perinatal Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Oct 9, 2023 at 11 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 11, 2023

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.

Newborn Sleep (0-3 mos): Setting the Foundations (2023)

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 12, 2023 at 12 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 21, 2023

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.

Infant Sleep 101: Surviving the Sleep Regression (3-6 mos) - 2023

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2023 at 9 am

This 3-6 month infant sleep class is designed for parents who are struggling with getting through the 4-month sleep regression, which is a time of permanent change to baby's brain and sleep patterns.  Topics discussed will include how and when to drop night feeds to get longer stretches of sleep while maintaining breastmilk supply, step-by step strategies to implement independent sleep skills, and how to work through the 4 to 3 nap transition.  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 regsitered, 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.

 





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