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Free Prenatal Educational Program For Mothers-To-Be
May 15, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| Free
Pen Bay Women’s Health is encouraging new moms and mothers-to-be to learn how to live healthier lives during and after pregnancy.
Nurture Me—a series of three free healthy living classes—is available to all women who are maternity patients of the Pen Bay Women’s Health practice. “Research shows that moms who attend prenatal education classes have healthier pregnancies and deliver healthier babies,” said Clara Buescher, certified nurse midwife at Pen Bay Women’s Health. The classes are offered continuously and the next series begins May 15 and 20.
Staff members from Pen Bay Women’s Health, the Birth Center and the Picker Family Resource Center teach the classes. Topics include: how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy; how to relieve stress during and after pregnancy; eating for two, cravings and healthy weight gain; bonding with a new baby; breastfeeding, pacifiers, sleeping arrangements and more. Classes are held every two weeks at the Picker Family Resource Center, located next to the Pen Bay Women’s Health practice. Patients can register for the free workshops by calling (207) 596-8950. Program and scheduling information is also available at the new Nurture Me website www.penbaynurtureme.org.
Nurture Me is supported by a grant from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Community Transformation Grant program, in partnership with MaineHealth. The Nurture Me project is managed by the Picker Family Resource Center.
The Pen Bay Healthcare’s Picker Family Resource Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The Center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Online at www.penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter.
The Picker Center is located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus between the Women’s Health Center and Urology Building, 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions if needed.