Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth and Lactation education classes:
 

mom-and-baby.jpgIn-person/Zoom Childbirth education class: (at no cost) offered at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center: This class is a 2-hour class that covers specifically our L&D/Postpartum/Lactation unit. This will be an opportunity to ask any questions concerning the Injoy online class and briefly go over the childbirth process including:
  • Getting ready for the hospital (packing & supplies)
  • Current visitor policy
  • Labor, rupture of membranes, contractions, pushing
  • Scheduled ripening, inductions
  • Scheduled and nonscheduled Cesarean sections
  • What will happen when you come to L&D?
  • What will happen if you must go to the OR?
  • Pain management options during delivery and after
  • Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin)
  • Newborn care, delayed cord clamping, swaddle bathing, newborn treatments
  • What will happen when you go to postpartum after you deliver?
  • Safety and security measures to keep you and your baby safe
  • What education will you receive while in Postpartum? 
  • Information on support groups and outpatient lactation visits.
  • Tour of our unit

Who should sign up for the in-person/Zoom childbirth education class?
  • Any first-time parent (mom, dad, support person, surrogate, adoptive parent) after completing the online Injoy course.
  • Any second or third-time parent (mom, dad, support person, surrogate, adoptive parent) who would like a refresher or who is new to our area and delivering for the first time at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. 
  • Anyone who is interested, all are welcome.

In-person/Zoom Lactation class: (at no cost) offered at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center: This class is a 2-hour class that covers topics including:
  • How breastfeeding works
  • Latch & positioning
  • When to feed your baby
  • Getting enough milk
  • Breast care
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle

Who should sign up for the in-person/Zoom Lactation class?
  • Any first-time parent (mom, dad, support person)
  • Any second or third-time parent (mom, dad, support person) who would like a refresher or who had difficulties with breastfeeding their first child
  • Any parent (mom, dad, support person) who never had a lactation class
  • Anyone who is interested, all are welcome.

Both the In-person/Zoom Childbirth education and lactation class are taught by our labor and delivery, postpartum, and lactation nurses here at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. This is a great way to see a familiar face when you come to deliver.

Click here to register online.

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Please click here to view the Pampers Childbirth Education nine part video series. It is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes long. You can view it at your leisure prior to your virtual class date. If you are planning to breastfeed, it is also a great introduction to breastfeeding basics.
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Virtual Tour of Maternity Services