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Childbirth Education 101-104
Category   Class
Topic   Childbirth Education
Facility   Maine Medical Center
Location   Maine Medical Center East Tower Classrooms 2 & 3
Start Date   08/06/2012
End Date   08/27/2012
Event Duration   4 weeks
Start Time   6:00 pm
End Time   8:00 pm
Description   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.

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.
Cost/Fee   $100 per couple
Fee Comment   Online payment by credit card must be submitted at the time of registration. After completing the online registration form, you will be prompted to complete the online payment. Confirmation of class registration will not be mailed unless online payment is received.

If you have MaineCare, you do not need to submit credit card information for this class. You will be asked for your Maine Medical Center Blue Card number at registration.
Contact Information   Kara or Karen 207.662.6132
Additional dates, times and locations for this event

181 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268 | (207) 743-5933, TTY (for the hearing impaired): (207) 743-1597