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MMC Childbirth Education



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

Free

with Jenna Marion

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 16, 2022 at 12:30 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 17, 2022

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, shortly before the class starts, 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.

 

Bring Your Own Car Seat

Free

with Jami Gilbert

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 21, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Sep 15, 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.

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.

Infant Sleep 102: Sleeping Through the Night (6-12 mos)

Free

with Jenna Marion

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 24, 2022 at 12:30 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 18, 2022

This 6-12 month infant sleep class is designed for parents who are still struggling with short naps and/or frequent night wakings. Topics discussed will include age appropriate, step-by-step sleep improvement methods for both naps and nighttime, how and when to drop down to two naps per day, as well as a phased approach to dropping down to one nap at 12+ months.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

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

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

Boot Camp for New Dads Resource
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Boot Camp for New Dads Resource

Free

The Boot Camp for New Dads is temporaily not being offered. Please visit the Maine Boys to Men website for other resources.

https://maineboystomen.org/

 

Cesarean Birth Nurse Consult - Contact for Dates
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Cesarean Birth Nurse Consult - Contact for Dates

Free

with Janet Oliver

This is a private class intended for patients who have a scheduled Cesarean. To schedule a class email: JMOliver@mmc.org 

You and your support person will meet with a Maine Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN for a 1 hour 15 minute discussion of what a Cesarean Birth may mean for you personally. This class offers more information on what your scheduled cesarean section will be like. Come learn why and how cesarean births are done, what medication is used, medical equipment that is involved, and the recovery process after your birth. You'll learn how Maine Medical Center does "family centered" births, making your experience as natural and comfortable as possible for you.

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.

Giving Birth After A Previous Cesarean- Contact for Dates
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Giving Birth After A Previous Cesarean- Contact for Dates

Free

with Janet Oliver

This is a one hour, private class with a Labor & Delivery nurse to discuss options after a previous cesarean delivery.  Designed for individuals and their partners who are considering a Trial of Labor After a Cesarean (TOLAC), please talk with your provider before registering this class to see if a TOLAC is an option for you.

To schedule a class, email JMOliver@mmc.org

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.

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.

 

Grieving Still
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Grieving Still

Free

Remembering and loving babies lost during pregnancy. A support group for parents who have experienced a spontaneous pregnancy loss at any gestation. A place to remember, share, grieve, and heal. Third Thursday of every month; 6 - 7:30p.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our perinatal loss and bereavement support groups will meet virtually via Zoom. These support groups are a safe and supportive space to share your thoughts and emotions. To join, please email Abby D’Ambruoso at adambruoso@mmc.org. She will send you the login information. Please email her by 3:00 pm on the day of the support group.

Healing Together
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Healing Together

Free

A support group for those who have experienced the medical interruption of pregnancy. Healing Together provides parents a safe place to grieve, share experiences, give and receive support, and remember. Second Thursday of every month; 6 - 7:30p.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our perinatal loss and bereavement support groups will meet virtually via Zoom. These support groups are a safe and supportive space to share your thoughts and emotions. To join, please email Abby D’Ambruoso at adambruoso@mmc.org. She will send you the login information. Please email her by 3:00 pm on the day of the support group.





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