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Childbirth Education


 Birthing Suite Class Registration

If one of our classes is full, it's noted in the schedule below; in addition, you can call the Birthing Suite at 283-7350 to check on availability. A printable class registration form is available for download here 

 Big Brother/Big Sister School 

Oct 14; Dec 2: 6 to 7pm at SMHC Biddeford

Free. 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, please call 283-7350.

 Breastfeeding Class  

Aug 26; Sept 23; Oct 28; Nov 25; Dec 30: 6 to 8pm at SMHC Biddeford

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, please call 283-7350.

 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 - Please call for a complete list of dates. Specify what class when calling to inquire and register. Pre-payment is requested.

  • Celebrating Birth ~ One Day, held monthly on Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm (Aug 23; Sept 27; Oct 25; Nov 22)

Expectant mothers should be in their last trimester. 32-38 weeks pregnant; Fee: $75.00 per couple. (Pre-payment to reserve class date/time due 2 weeks prior to class date, refunds to those unable to attend due to medical reasons or early delivery. If financial assistance is needed, please call 283-7352 to make arrangements)

 Fast Pass to Home - Discharge Class  

Sep 8; Oct 20; Dec 1

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 - Free.

 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.

 Mom's Circle Support Group

See Support Groups webpage.

 Safe Baby - Infant Safety & Infant/Toddler CPR 

Aug 28; Sept 25; Oct 30; Nov 20; Dec 18: 6 to 9pm at SMHC Biddeford

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: $35/couple; $20/person. Pre-registration required, please call 283-7350.

 Safe Travels - Car Seat Information  

Nov 4: 6 to 8pm at SMHC Biddeford

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). Pre-registration required, please call 283-7350.

 The "Grand" Parent

Sep 18; Nov 13: 6 to 8pm at SMHC Biddeford

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. Free - Pre-registration required, please call 283-7350.

Where and how to sign up...

Most of our programs take place at SMHC Biddeford Biddeford (One Medical Center Drive), SMHC Biddeford Sanford (25 June Street) or at one of SMHC Biddeford's Diagnostic and Therapy Centers in Saco (13 Industrial Park Road), Kennebunk (4 Shape Drive) and Biddeford (9 Healthcare Drive). Locations are noted as either SMHC Biddeford Biddeford, SMHC Biddeford Sanford, Saco, or Kennebunk. Other venues are clearly specified. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge.

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