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Childbirth Classes

We are pleased to offer ongoing education and support for expectant moms and their partners. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering our Childbirth Class online from the safety of your home via Zoom. The online class will be a one-day Saturday workshop from 9 am – 3 pm and is geared for the first time mom and their partner. Parents, who have already experienced childbirth but want a refresher, are invited to attend the workshop as well. All classes are conducive to learning and sharing.
 
Once you register and pay, you will be sent a Zoom invitation with a link to join the class online.

Register for our next childbirth education class

What to Expect

  • Introduction to prepared childbirth, labor process, stages of labor, relaxation, massage  

  • Labor and delivery video, positions for labor, medical interventions, medications, emergency delivery, caesarean birth, tour of Birthing Center  

  • Comfort measures, birth plan, post-partum care, and newborn appearance, newborn testing, car seats  

  • When to call the doctor while you are still pregnant

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One-Day Saturday Class, 9 am to 3 pm, online via Zoom

Space is limited — expectant mothers should register in fifth or sixth month of pregnancy so that class completion is approximately three to four weeks before due date. Because we are using an online meeting, please register at least two weeks prior to the class date to allow us time to mail your class packet. A support person is welcome and encouraged to attend the class. 

  • July 18, 2020

  • August 15, 2020

  • September 19, 2020

  • October 17, 2020

  • November 21, 2020

  • December 19, 2020

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The cost of the program is $45 and covers the fee for you and a guest. This fee also includes all materials which will be mailed to you prior to class.

Most insurance companies will not cover childbirth education classes (including MaineCare). However, those that do may require a referral from your obstetrical provider; please check with your insurance company. We will be happy to sign any insurance form you may have.

Please Note: Payment is expected two weeks prior to class to allow us time to mail your materials.

Payment Options include:
  • Credit or Debit — Contact 207-861-3355 with credit card information

  • Check or Money Order  — Be sure to write your class date on the memo line and mail to:

    • Northern Light Inland Hospital — Childbirth Class
    • c/o Sue McKeen
    • 200 Kennedy Memorial Drive
    • Waterville, Maine 04901

Gift Certificates are now available for purchase. Makes a great baby shower gift.

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Register by calling 861-3100 today

For more information about Childbirth Classes, email inlandbirthing@northernlight.org.

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