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MMC Childbirth Education



Our Classes

Tour of the Family Birth Center 01/28 6p-7p (Tuesday)

Free

with Ellen Kunkle

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm

Join us for a free tour of the Family Birth Center. Individuals and families who would like a closer look at the facilities and amenities available during your time at the Hospital are encouraged to attend. For the safety of our mothers and babies, tours of the Family Birth Center must be scheduled in advance.

Registered participants are invited to meet our tour guides in the Main Lobby of the hospital, outside of the Flower Box.

(Note: A tour of the Family Birth Center is also included in the Childbirth Education Series, Childbirth Express and Cesarean classes. If you plan on attending one of those classes, you do not need to register for a separate tour.)

Bring Your Own Car Seat 01/30 6p-7p

Free
Calendar Jan 30, 2020 at 6 pm

Proper car seat use saves lives! Many parents are shocked to find out that car seats are usually used incorrectly.

This class will teach you how to install and use your car seat correctly.

After this course, parents will be confident and prepared to use infant car seats.

We will talk about safety in and around cars and the do’s and don’ts for infant safety in regards to the car seat. 

You will also learn when to transition your child to another seat and how to keep your child safe as he or she grows.

Registrants are asked to bring their car seats with to the class, including the car seat base for hands-on practice.

We recommend attending this class anytime before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Full Course

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 02/01 9a-4p (Saturday)

$50

with Ellen Kunkle

Calendar Feb 1, 2020 at 9 am

Registration is per 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 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.

 

Older Siblings 02/02 10:30a-12p

$15

with Ellen Kunkle

Calendar Feb 2, 2020 at 10:30 am

Older Siblings is recommended for children ages 8-12. Please see  Siblings for smaller children.

This class will help siblings prepare for the special occasion of becoming a big brother or sister. Big brothers and sisters will tour the Family birth Center, watch an age-appropriate video, and learn to diaper their doll or teddy bear. Siblings will also learn what to expect during mom and baby's hospital stay, what newborn babies look like and act like, and how they can help mom and dad with the new baby.

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

 

Siblings 02/02 10:30a-12p

$15

with Elin Shartar

Calendar Feb 2, 2020 at 10:30 am

This class will help siblings prepare for the special occasion of becoming a big brother or sister. Big brothers and sisters will tour the Family birth Center, watch an age-appropriate video, and learn to diaper their doll or teddy bear. Siblings will also learn what to expect during mom and baby's hospital stay, what newborn babies look like and act like, and how they can help mom and dad with the new baby.

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

Tour of the Family Birth Center 02/02 12:30p-1:30p (Sunday)

Free

with Elin Shartar

Calendar Feb 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Join us for a free tour of the Family Birth Center. Individuals and families who would like a closer look at the facilities and amenities available during your time at the Hospital are encouraged to attend. For the safety of our mothers and babies, tours of the Family Birth Center must be scheduled in advance.

Registered participants are invited to meet our tour guides in the Main Lobby of the hospital, outside of the Flower Box.

(Note: A tour of the Family Birth Center is also included in the Childbirth Education Series, Childbirth Express and Cesarean classes. If you plan on attending one of those classes, you do not need to register for a separate tour.)

Full Course

Breastfeeding Basics 02/02 2p-4:30p (Sunday afternoon)

$10

with Elin Shartar

Calendar Feb 2, 2020 at 2 pm

Registration is per person.

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.

Full Course

Breastfeeding Basics 02/04 6p-8:30p (Tuesday evening)

$10

with Ellen Kunkle

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm

Registration is per person.

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.





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