We want to do more than just support you on your big day – we aim to offer the education you’ll need to feel empowered and ready for birth and parenting!
Central Maine Healthcare offers several classes for parents-to-be and their family members. Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned parent, these classes will help you get ready for your birth and bringing home your baby.
To view the current class schedule and sign up, see our events calendar.
Childbirth Education Classes
We offer childbirth education classes to ensure that our families feel confident and ready to face the wonderful challenges to come. Through discussion, PowerPoint presentations, DVD video clips, plus hands-on-activities, we explore a wide variety of childbirth topics.
Our classes cover pregnancy, labor, labor comfort techniques, cesarean birth, newborns, postpartum issues, and breastfeeding. We practice labor positions (which includes trying out physical therapy balls and a birthing stool), develop different breathing techniques for different parts of labor, and learn the vital importance of relaxation. Our goal is for expectant parents to learn about childbirth in a fun, comfortable, and respectful class environment.
The birth of your child can be a positive, powerful experience, one that you will carry with you always. Through our childbirth education classes, we hope to give you the tools necessary to have the best birth experience possible.