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Maternity Education

Preparing for and caring for a new baby is both daunting and exciting. We offer comprehensive educational classes and programs for the entire family to help you make a smooth and happy transition.

Our classes are taught by certified childbirth and parenting educators, MaineGeneral Maternity & Pediatrics nurses, board-certified lactation consultants and certified fitness instructors.

Our classes include:
  • Prepared Childbirth Series (Lamaze): four-class program

  • Prepared Childbirth (two classes) includes:
    • Information on labor and birth 
    • Hospital procedures 
    • Medication options and anesthesia 
    • Partner’s role 
    • Cesarean birth 
    • Postpartum recovery
  • Breathing and Relaxation Techniques for Childbirth (one class) includes:
    • Visualization and imagery 
    • Positions for labor 
    • Massage 
    • Breathing techniques and other comfort measures
  • Baby Care Class (one class) includes:
    • Hands-on practice in newborn bathing and diapering 
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention 
    • Safe sleep and American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations 
    • Handling common illnesses 
    • Infant development to six weeks 
    • Proper car seat installation and usage  
The cost for this class is $49 per couple.

Visit our events calendar to learn more about and register for any of our maternity education classes. You may also register for an upcoming class by calling 1-855-4MGHINFO (1-855-464-4463).