The SMHC Birthing Suite is pleased to offer parents and families the opportunity to have high quality photos taken of their new arrival by Kelly Roy Photography.
- View photos of your little one through your private, password-protected online nursery at Kelly Roy Photography.
Safe Baby - Infant Safety and Infant CPRA non-certificate CPR course by the American Heart Association for family & friends, as well as basic home safety. It's never too late to learn basic CPR. Fee: $25.00 couple or $15.00 per person.
Jun 29; Aug 31; Sept 28; Oct 12; Nov 30; Dec 28: 6:00-9:00pm
Safe Travels - Car Seat InformationDesigned to help parents/grandparents understand the importance of their child's car seats. So many gadgets and what to dos. Taught by a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Technician. Held bi-monthly or by appointment. Free.
May 9; Jun 20; Aug 22; Oct 17; Dec 5: 6:00-8:00pm
Prenatal Breastfeeding ClassFacilitated by a Birthing Suite Certified Lactation Consultant. Topics include: how to breastfeed your baby, what's normal, and where to get help if needed. Class held monthly, please call 283-7350. Free.
May 23; Jul 18; Sept 26; Nov 28: 6:00-8:00pm
Childbirth EducationThese classes 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. Specify what class when calling to inquire and register. Pre-payment is requested.
One day, held monthly on a Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm - May 20; Aug 19; Sept 23; Oct 21; Nov 18 (* Expectant mothers should be in their last trimester, 32-38 weeks pregnant) Fee: $75.00
Daddy Survival ClassThis 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. Held bi-monthly.Free.
May 15: Jul 31; Sept 18; Nov 13: 6:00-8:00pm
Fast Pass to Home - Discharge Class
Discuss postpartum care for the new Mom, and 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. Held bi-monthly; free incentive gift given upon class completion. Free.
May 10; Jul 5; Sept 6; Nov 1: 6:00-8:00pm
Big Brother/Big Sister SchoolIntroduce your children to their new role as a sibling to a newborn. They'll visit the birthing suite, see a video and talk about being a big sister or big brother. Please bring a stuffed animal or doll for cuddling. Ages 3-6, held bi-monthly. Free.
Jun 13; Aug 29; Oct 10: 6:00-7:00pm
The "Grand" ParentsA 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. Free.
Sept 14: 6:00-8:00pm
- Your Pregnancy
- Pregnancy Calendar – A week by week guide of your baby’s development and your changing body.
Welcome to our birthing suite, where families begin. With this wish list we hope to help you make informed decisions for a joyful labor and birth experience.
Please follow the link below for a printable copy of SMHC's Birth Wishes list. We recommend that you read read through the options and discuss your wishes with your support person. Your physician can help you make more informed decisions. The knowledge you gain from reading, childbirth classes or discussion with others can help with informed choices and wishes. Feel free to add any information you feel would aid the staff here at Southern Maine Medical Center to assist you in your labor and birth process. Many of the choices put forth in this handout are routine at SMMC. Please know that your birth wishes should be flexible, and that changes can be made during your stay with us.
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