Childbirth Education 101: Introduction to Labor & Delivery
Recommended for all first-time pregnant women and their birth partners, this class covers 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 receive a free copy of The Gift of Motherhood.
Childbirth Education 102: Practical Skills and Comfort Measures
This class will cover 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.
Childbirth Education 103: 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, this class will provide you the information you need to make informed decisions regarding pain relief.
Childbirth Education 104: Putting It Together
To wrap it up, this class puts into practice all of the skills and knowledge that you have gained during 101, 102, and 103 during a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise. This class also includes a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center and an opportunity for Q & A.
$100 per couple
Registration fees are due at the time of class enrollment. Please send a check made out to Maine Medical Center Childbirth Education to Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.
Or, call our office at 207.662.6132 to pay by credit card.
Jessica or Karen 207.662.6132
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