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: Paula Norcott CCCE, CLC, LD, PPD. Cost of the Class is $40 payable by cash or check (made out to Paula Norcott) the first night of the series.

Class Schedule

Classes are held three Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:30 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.

2016 Class Calendar

  • January 6,13, 20
  • March 3, 10, 17
  • May 5, 12, 19
  • July 7, 14, 21
  • September 1, 8, 15
  • November 3, 10, 17

Preregistration is required. Sign up early, Plan to start the classes when you are close to 30 weeks. To register for the classes, contact Paula Norcott at 265-6602 or or register online or call the Maternal and Child Unit at 779-2295 .

New One-Day Class Offered

All day “boot camp” style classes are also offered on Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.

  • February 7
  • April 4
  • June 6
  • August 1
  • October 3
  • December 12

This class is ideal for mothers and their partners/support person unable to attend our Tuesday night classes. Class content is identical but in a one day format. Preregistration is required and payment is due two weeks before the class. Cost for class is $100 payable by check to Paula Norcott 54 Salem Rd. Kingfield ME 04947. Saturday class must have a minimum of 3 participants to be held.

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