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Childbirth & Parenting Education

Preparing for parenting starts before your baby is born.  New parents and parents-to-be often have lots of questions. There are a variety of classes close to home to support you and your journey through pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.

Types of classes offered

Different classes are offered in the community, so you do not have to travel far. Classes cover:

  • Healthy pregnancies

  • Childbirth preparation

  • Breastfeeding

  • Infant Care  

  • Beyond the basics 

  • Preparing the family

  • Post-partum support

Check with you health care provider or local hospital to find out what classes are offered around you.

Visit Family Birth Center

Your health and the health of your baby matter most. At MaineHealth, we create a nurturing family-centered environment that is safe and supportive for labor, delivery and post-birth care. Our medical teams bring experience, skill and compassionate care.

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