Childbirth Education

Classes are held at SMHC's Biddeford campus in the 2nd floor classrooms. For more information, please call us at (207) 283-7350. If a class is full, it's noted on our web class schedule; in addition, you can call to check availability for the dates requested. To view the full list, or to register for one of our Childbirth Education Classes, please click here.

Big Brother/Big Sister School

Fee: $5.00 per family. Introduce your children, age three to six years old, to their new role as a sibling to a newborn. They’ll visit our birthing suite, watch a video, and talk about becoming big brothers or sisters. Please bring a stuffed animal or doll for holding and diapering. Pre-registration required; to register, please click here: Aug 29; Oct 10: 6:00-7:00pm

Breastfeeding Class

Free. This class, presented by one of SMHC Biddeford’s Board Certified Lactation Consultants, will cover how to breastfeed your baby, what's normal, and where to get help if needed. Pre-registration required; to register, please click here: Jul 18; Sept 26; Nov 28: 6:00-8:00pm

Childbirth Education Series

This class will cover a variety of the birth information, as well as pain control, stages of labor, positions, breathing and much more. Let us help you become informed so you can create realistic goals and expectations for your most perfect day. Many class dates offered - to register, please click here.

  • Celebrating Birth ~ One Day, held monthly on Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm: Aug 19; Sept 23; Oct 21; Nov 18

Expectant mothers should be in their last trimester. 32-38 weeks pregnant; Fee: $100.00 per couple (If financial assistance is needed, please call 283-7352 to make arrangements).

New Dads and Dads-to-Be

Fee: $10.00 per person. This class is for the 1st time Dads who will be looking to get more information in a brief version of the amazing year ahead. Topics include: Planning and preparing for your new addition, labor from a man's point of view and what to expect once you get home for the 1st few weeks to the changing year ahead.  Pre-registration required; to register, please click here: Jul 31; Sept 18; Nov 13, 6:00-8:00pm

Fast Pass to Home - Discharge Class

Discuss Postpartum Care for the new Mom, as well as basic newborn care. This will help expedite the discharge process from the Birthing Suite once you have delivered your baby and wish to go home. Free incentive gift upon completion - Fee: $5.00 per couple; To register, please click here: Sept 6; Nov 1, 6:00-8:00pm

Maine Child Passenger Safety Seat Program

The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Voucher Program provides income-eligible families with free car seats, in addition to instruction on proper car seat use and installation. For more information, please call the Biddeford Police Department, Officer Scott LaBrecque, at (207) 282-5127.

Safe Baby - Infant Safety & Infant CPR

This class provides a non-certificate course by the American Heart Association to family and friends, as well as basic home safety for your baby as they grow. Fee: $25.00 per person. Pre-registration required, to register, please click here: Aug 31; Sept 28; Oct 12; Nov 30; Dec 28, 6:00-9:00pm

Safe Travels - Car Seat Information

This class is designed to help parents/grandparents understand the importance of proper car seat use. Please bring your car owners manual/car seat manual and car seat (if you have already purchased a car seat). Free - Pre-registration required; to register, please click here: Aug 22; Oct 17; Dec 5, 6:00-8:00pm

Grandparenting Today - It's Different Now

A class for grandparents-to-be. Grandma/Grandpa, Nana/Pop, Mémère/Pépère, what's your name going to be? Information to prepare you for your baby's baby. So many changes and so many choices. Come join us to learn basic Infant CPR, Car Seat Safety and review new information since your child was a newborn. Fee: $10.00 per person - Pre-registration required; to register, please click here: Sept 14, 6:00-8:00pm

Breastfeeding Support Group

For Mom's and babies up to 6 months. Free. Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am - For more information, please call (207) 283-7335.