Preparation for Childbirth

Childbirth Education Classes

Gain the knowledge and confidence you and your partner/support person need to have the birth experience you desire. This class is suitable for all first time parents as well as a refresher course. Come and prepare for your birth in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Class will cover evidence based information including:

  • Stages and phases of labor
  • How to prepare physically and mentally for your birth
  • Natural coping methods such as relaxation, massage, visualization, water therapy and many others
  • Cesarean births, and unexpected outcomes
  • Medical pain management options, and making informed choices.
  • Plenty of time for questions and discussion

Class Instructor is Natasha Foster, RN, BSN, CBE, a staff nurse on the Maternal/Child Health Unit who additionally teaches the organization’s childbirth education classes for expectant parents.Foster received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007 from Husson University. She has nine years of extensive nursing experience.

Cost of the Class is $40 payable by cash or check (made out to FMH) the first night of the series.

Class Schedule

Classes are held three Tuesday evenings 6-8:30 p.m., every other month, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass Room on the first floor. Plan to come a few minutes early to the first class and bring a pen.

2017 Class Calendar

  • January 3, 10, 17
  • March 7, 14, 21
  • May 2, 9, 16
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • September 5, 12, 19
  • November 7, 14, 21

Preregistration is required. Sign up early and plan to start the classes when you are close to 30 weeks. To register for the classes, contact Cyndi Corey, RNC, by email ccorey@fchn.org or call 557-4459.

111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938 - (207)-778-6031