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Childbirth Education One-Day Express

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 22, 2022 at 9 am
11 additional sessions through Sep 18, 2022

Registration includes a support person.

The One-Day Express Course covers all of the same information as the Childbirth Education 4-evening series in one full day.

Recommended for all first-time pregnant people and their birth partners, this class is designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

  • Introduction to Labor & Delivery You can expect to learn the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos and go on a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center.
  • Practical Skills and Comfort Measures You will learn comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Even mothers planning to use medication for pain relief will utilize skills to manage labor prior to and in conjunction with the use of medication.
  • Medications and Interventions Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more. Whether you are planning on using pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, you will take home the information you need to make informed decisions about pain relief.
  • Putting It Together The class will wrap up with a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise as a way to practice all of the skills and knowledge learned in the class.

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

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily 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 3-week Series

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
8 additional sessions through Sep 22, 2022

Registration includes a support person.

These comprehensive classes are designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.  Recommended for all first-time pregnant women and their birth partners.

  • Class#1: Introduction to Labor & Delivery
    • This class covers the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos. 
  • Class#2:Practical Skills and Comfort Measures
    • This class will cover comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Whether you are planning to use pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, this class will provide you with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding pain relief. 
  • Class#3: Medications and Interventions
    • Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more.  This class series also includes opportunities for Q&A.

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

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily 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.

Addressing Body Image in Cancer Survivorship

Free

with Deepti Chopra, MBBS, MPH, MaineHealth Cancer Care Network

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 2 pm

Please join us for a conversation about body image for clinicians caring for cancer survivors.

Deepti Chopra, MBBS, MPH, is a psychiatrist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  She completed a clinical fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and a Medical Educator Track Designation and a clinical residency in Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is board certified in General Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pyschiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. At MD Anderson, her clinical practice is specalized in assisting cancer survivors with issues associated with body image. 

Baby Basics Express

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
11 additional sessions through Sep 28, 2022

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily offering this class online. After you are registered, a few days before the class starts you will receive an email with the link to participate in the class. Thank you for understanding.

Expectant first time parents can learn about common newborn needs and behaviors and how to prepare for bringing baby home. This class includes information about how to care for and comfort a newborn, feeding, safe sleep and other ways to keep your baby safe, and tips on how to make this newborn period an easier transition for you.

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

 

 

Breastfeeding Basics

Free

with Certified Educator, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
7 additional sessions through Sep 24, 2022

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily 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.

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.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in Cancer Survivorship

Free

with Falguni Vashi, PT, DPT, MaineHealth Cancer Care Network

Calendar Jun 10, 2022 at 9 am

Please join us for this session for clinicians caring for cancer survivors.

Falguni Vashi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. Falguni earned her DPT from MGH Institute of Health Professionals. She received her Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace. She is also a Women’s Health Coach.

She is the owner and founder of PelviCure Physical Therapy in Nashua NH. She treats patients with pelvic health conditions to alleviate pelvic pain, and to improve bowel, bladder and sexual health. She has special interest in treating pelvic health conditions affecting both male and female cancer survivors.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Pelvic Floor anatomy and physiology
  • Cancer (specifically pelvic cancers) and treatment effects on the bowel, bladder and sexual function
  • Questions to ask the client and when to refer to pelvic health specialists
  • Tools to give the client when they have pelvic health concerns
  • Pelvic rehab interventions for bowel, bladder and sexual health conditions affecting cancer clients
  • Q & A

 

Expecting Multiples

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Jun 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Sep 13, 2022

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.

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily 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, RN, Miles Maternity & Obstetrics

Calendar Jun 20, 2022 at 4 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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