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Classes are held at SMHC's Biddeford campus in the 2nd floor classrooms. For more information, please call us at (207) 283-7350, or check our class schedule, online at SMHC Community Health Education. 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. A printable registration form for all of our classes is available for download here Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Safe Baby - Infant Safety and Infant CPR
A 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; Jul 27; Aug 31; Sept 28; Oct 12; Nov 30; Dec 28: 6:00-9:00pm

Safe Travels - Car Seat Information
Designed 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 Class
Facilitated 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

Breastfeeding Support Group
Weekly support group. Our wish is that every mother who wants to breastfeed her baby will have the information and support she needs to do so. This group is facilitated by lactation specialists, our RN, IBCLC, and CLC’s from  Maine Families & WIC. Infants from birth thru 6 months. Group scheduling is Thursdays from 10:00-11:00am, please call 283-7335 for location.  Free.

Childbirth Education
These 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.

  • Celebrating Birth * One day, held monthly on a Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm - May 20; Jun 17; 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 Class
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. 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 School
Introduce 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" Parents
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.
Sept 14: 6:00-8:00pm

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