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Preparing for Birth Classes Offered at SMH

The Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital will be holding their next Preparing for Birth Class on August 2nd from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm in the Harper Conference Room at the Ripley Medical Office Building (193 Main Street, Norway).  Hilary Ware, RN, will be facilitating the course.

Join a group of expectant parents as they have fun learning about the labor and delivery experience at Stephens Memorial Hospital’s Preparing for Birth class.  Expectant moms will explore how to relax and allow themselves to flow with their labor through breathing and relaxation techniques.   Their coach will learn how they can assist mom through the process of labor and share in the joy of 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. For further information & future class offerings please visit

Stephens Memorial Hospital is a Leapfrog 2013 Top Rural Hospital and is a member of MaineHealth. 

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