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MMC Childbirth Education



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 Breastfeeding Basics 04/07 6p-8:30p (Tuesday evening)ONLINE
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Breastfeeding Basics 04/07 6p-8:30p (Tuesday evening)ONLINE

Free

with Kara Kaikini

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6 pm

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.

*This class is free to MaineCare participants. If you have MaineCare, please enter MAINECARE in the promo code section of your class registration.

Baby Basics Express rescheduled to 04/09 6p-9p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 6 pm

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.

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 feeding, how to bathe and swaddle your new baby, safe sleep, caring for and calming a newborn, ways to make sure your baby is safe at home, in the car and in an emergency, 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.

*This class is free to MaineCare participants. If you have MaineCare, please enter MAINECARE in the promo code section of your class registration.

 

Breastfeeding Basics 04/11 9 am -11:30 am (Saturday)ONLINE

Free

with Kara Kaikini

Calendar Apr 11, 2020 at 9 am

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.

*This class is free to MaineCare participants. If you have MaineCare, please enter MAINECARE in the promo code section of your class registration.

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 04/11 9a-4p (Saturday) Online

Free

with Janet Oliver

Calendar Apr 11, 2020 at 9 am

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.

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 women 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.

**This class is free to MaineCare participants. If you have MaineCare, please enter MAINECARE in the promo code section of your class registration.

 

Giving Birth After A Previous Cesarean 04/13 5:30p-6:45p ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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.

For individuals who have previously given birth by cesarean delivery, and are considering a Trial of Labor after a Cesarean (TOLAC).

Please talk with your provider before taking registering for this class, to see if a Trial of Labor After Cesarean is an option for you.

 

This class is a one hour, one on one with a Labor and Delivery nurse to discuss options after a previous cesarean delivery. 

We will take time to discuss your previous birth experience, define what is most important to you as you consider options for this pregnancy, and what you can do to increase your chances of a vaginal delivery if you choose to labor this time. 

You will learn how to prepare for a TOLAC at MMC, and understand strategies to prepare for both a vaginal and repeat caesarean birth if needed.

We recommend attending this class during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Will run

Expecting Multiples 04/13 6p-9p
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Expecting Multiples 04/13 6p-9p

$20

with Betty Stuart

Registration is per 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.

Giving Birth After A Previous Cesarean 04/13 7:00p-8:15p Online

Free

with Janet Oliver

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 7 pm

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.

For individuals who have previously given birth by cesarean delivery, and are considering a Trial of Labor after a Cesarean (TOLAC).

Please talk with your provider before taking registering for this class, to see if a Trial of Labor After Cesarean is an option for you.

 

This class is a one hour, one on one with a Labor and Delivery nurse to discuss options after a previous cesarean delivery. 

We will take time to discuss your previous birth experience, define what is most important to you as you consider options for this pregnancy, and what you can do to increase your chances of a vaginal delivery if you choose to labor this time. 

You will learn how to prepare for a TOLAC at MMC, and understand strategies to prepare for both a vaginal and repeat caesarean birth if needed.

We recommend attending this class during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Will run

Infant & Child CPR for Family and Friends 04/14 6p-8p
Registration Unavailable

Infant & Child CPR for Family and Friends 04/14 6p-8p

$25

with Jessica Cross

 

 Registration is per person.

Join an American Heart Association-certified instructor for this one-night course for parents, childcare providers, teachers, and others who care for children. This course provides basic information on resuscitation for  infants and children. The text Family & Friends CPR will be provided.

Please note: This is not a certificate class.

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

 





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