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MMC Childbirth Education



Our Classes

NICU 101
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NICU 101

Free

Do you anticipate that your baby may be born early or with a medical condition which could result in a stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)? Please join us for a tour of the NICU and have the chance to talk with NICU nurses. You will learn about common medical issues and NICU equipment, how your baby will be cared for, what parents can do to care for their baby in the NICU and hospital policies. This class is offered in collaboration with our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program.

NICU Conference Room, MMC Coulombe Family Tower (formerly known as East Tower) FREE

* Please contact Janelle G. Bainter, MSW, NICU Family Support Specialist at jbainter@marchofdimes.org or 207-662-4831 for dates and to register for this class.

RESOLVE of New England
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RESOLVE of New England

Free

A monthly peer support group for men and women who are struggling to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term. 

A supportive, informal group supported by RESOLVE of New England and facilitated by Anne Belden, MSc. 

The group is free and meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the Dana Center at Maine Medical Center. 

Please register with Resolve New England https://www.resolvenewengland.org/support/#rsvp.

For questions regarding the group, contact Anne: anne@annebelden.com  or call 207.233.5939 

Tour of the Family Birth Center (Virtual)
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Tour of the Family Birth Center (Virtual)

Free

Tours of the Family Birth Center are temporarily not offered in person due to the hospital's visitor policy changes.

See a video tour of the Family Birth Center here.

New Parents Circle 2022

Free

with Ellen Kunkle

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support, guidance, and inspiration.

Discussion topics include: sleep, feeding, nurturing yourself, relationship changes, and even infant massage and baby-wearing. This group is flexible to address your own needs and concerns. This group is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is also a trained doula and breastfeeding counselor.

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 Thursdays 10am-12pm.

This group was formerly known as the Mothering Circle.

FREE but registration is required. Join anytime throughout the year. New members are always welcome!

Breastfeeding Support Group 2022

Free

with Kara Kaikini

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.

FREE but registration is required. Join anytime throughout the year. New members are always welcome!





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