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Childbirth Classes

Helping you prepare for your labor of love

The Birthing Center at Inland Hospital is pleased to offer ongoing education and support for expectant parents. Our Childbirth Class consists of a one-day Saturday workshop for first-time parents. Parents who have already experienced childbirth but want a refresher, are invited to attend the workshop as well. All classes are held in a relaxed, caring environment that is conducive to learning and sharing.

Location:  Cafeteria Conference Room- Inland Hospital (Unless indicated otherwise)

Workshop overview: 9am-3pm (Saturday Class)

What to expect:
  • Introduction to prepared childbirth, labor process, stages of labor, breathing*, relaxation, breaking the pain/tension/fear cycle
  • Labor and delivery video, positions for labor, massage
  • Medical interventions, medications, caesarian sections
  • Comfort measures, birth plan, what to bring to the hospital, emergency delivery, caesarean birth, post-partum care
  • Breastfeeding, basic baby care, newborn appearance, pediatrician and lactation consultant visit
  • Tour of the Birthing Center
*Please note, although we do touch upon a variety of breathing exercises and techniques, this is not a Lamaze® class. If you are interested in learning about Lamaze®, please check out their website at

Space is limited - expectant mothers should register in fifth or sixth month of pregnancy so that class completion is approximately three to four weeks before due date. A support person is welcome and encouraged to attend the class. Please feel free to bring a snack. Water will be provided.

The cost of the program is $45.00. This includes all materials. Most insurance companies will not cover childbirth education classes (including MaineCare).  However, those that do may require a referral from your obstetrical provider; please check with your insurance company. We will be happy to sign any insurance form you may have.

Please Note: Payment is expected prior to class.

Payment Options include:
  • Contact (207) 861-3033 with credit card information.
  • Stop by Inland Hospital Patient Account Services to pay with cash (ask for Sue McKeen)
  • Mail your check or money order to: (be sure to write your class date on the memo line)
Inland Hospital-Childbirth Class
c/o Sue McKeen
200 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Waterville, Maine 04901

Gift Certificates are now available for purchase. Makes a great baby shower gift.

*** Saturday Childbirth Class Schedule 2018***

All Saturday classes are held in the Inland Hospital Cafeteria Conference room from 9am-3pm
(Please bring a bag lunch as Inland's Cafe will not be available on Saturdays.)
  • January 20, 2018
  • February 17, 2018
  • March 10, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • May 19, 2018
  • June 16, 2018
  • July 14, 2018
  • August 18, 2018
  • September 15, 2018
  • October 20, 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • December 15, 2018
Register Here
Email or call (207) 861-3293 for more information about Childbirth Classes.

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