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Preparing for Birth Classes Offered

The Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital will be holding their next two day Preparing for Birth Class.  Class will be held, Friday, July 26th from 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday, July 27th from 8:30 am-1:30 pm in the Harper Conference Room at the Ripley Medical Office Building (193 Main Street, Norway).  Gail Martel, RN, will be facilitating the course.

Join a group of expectant parents having fun learning about the labor and delivery experience at Stephens Memorial Hospitals Preparing for Birth class.  They will explore how to relax and allow themselves to flow with their labor through breathing and relaxation techniques.   Your coach will learn how they can assist the pregnant woman through the process of labor and share in the joy of your baby’s birth.  Information on making a birth plan, comfort measures, stages of labor, and cesarean delivery are all explored.  A question and answer session is always part of the class.   

Pre-registration with payment or MaineCare information is required.  The fee for this class is $35 and is usually covered by insurance. To register for class please call 743-1562 x6951 and send in your payment.  For further information & future class offerings please visit


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