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Childbirth Education Westbrook ME

Local resource for childbirth education in Westbrook. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to childbirth preparation, pain management techniques, advice on newborn care, Lamaze classes, the Bradley method, HypnoBirthing, as well as advice on postpartum health care.

Birth Roots
(207) 772-4784
101 State St
portland, ME
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: BIRTHING FROM WITHIN certified childbirth Mentor
Memberships: DONA International
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, General Wellness, Infant Massage, Labor Doula, Parenting Classes, Postpartum Care, Postpartum Doula

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Everything Birth, Inc.
(800) 370-1683
P.O. Box 66781
Falmouth, ME

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Naomi Kilbreth, Certified Doula and Student Midwife
(207) 754-8875
36 Greenwood Street
West Paris, ME
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements, PayPal, Gift Certificates Available, Teen, single, and low-income moms
Average Fee: 250
Practice Groups
Birth a Miracle Services
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD (Certified Doula)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Christian Births, Hospital-Supported Births, Hypnobirthing, Massage, Prenatal Care, Water Birth

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Devon Redman
Vassalboro, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, BSN, MSN

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Que Sera Sera Birth Services
(207) 701-8225
413 Skidmore Rd
Union, ME

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Casco Bay Doulas
(207) 797-2764
125 Mast Rd
Falmouth, ME

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Happy Mama Essentials
207336154
377 Broadway #2
South Portland, ME

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Happy Mama Essentials
207336154
377 Broadway #2
South Portland, ME

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Pamela Houston
(207) 989-6985
Brewer, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Rita Spinney
(207) 667-8728
Ellsworth, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, CD

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Pregnancy Tips, Dads Guide on Healthy Pregnancy of Spouse

Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts - The Don'ts

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When a woman is expecting a child, she will be surrounded by lots of pregnancy advice and be confused by which pregnancy advice she should follow. Help your spouse steer clear of these pregnancy no-nos to help keep her and the baby safe and healthy:

  • Avoid fish with lots of mercury in her diet. Get correct information from your dietician on what fish to eat and what fish to avoid when she is pregnant.
  • Don't disregard food borne illness. Eat, cook, handle and clean food safely! According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, food borne illness can cause serious health problems - or even death for both mother and baby.
  • Protect her from using chemicals. Products including herbicides, pesticides, paint, stains, and some cleaning solutions may be harmful to your baby. If she must use these things, make sure she wears gloves, a mask, and keeps the room well-ventilated.
  • Don't let her clean or change a cat's litter box. This could put her at risk for an infection called toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite that cats can carry in their feces. Toxoplasmosis can harm a fetus.
  • Don't let her take very hot baths, hot tubs, or saunas. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, high temperatures can be harmful to the fetus, or causing the mother-to-be to faint.
  • Discourage her from using scented feminine hygiene products. Pregnant women should avoid scented sprays, sanitary napkins, and bubble bath. These products might irritate your spouse's vaginal area, and increase her risk of a urinary tract infection or yeast infection.
  • Don't let her douche. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, douching can irritate the vagina, force air into the birth canal and increase the increase the risk of infection
  • Avoid optional x-rays. X-rays are a form of radiation that is linked to a very small risk of cancer for an unborn baby. But x-rays are usually safe during pregnancy. So if your doctor says your spouse needs x-rays for a health problem you should follow her advice. But sometimes doctors can use other tests in place of x-rays. And other times, x-rays can wait until after the baby is born.
  • Don't let her smoke tobacco. Tell your doctor if yo...

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