Play Groups & Support Groups

PRE-NATAL SUPPORT, EDUCATION

AND ACTIVITIES

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
The Birthplace at Mercy Hospital, Portland
Wide variety of classes offered. FMI: 553-6363.


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION - BIRTHING FROM WITHIN
Birth Roots, Portland • Call for dates and times
FMI: 772-4784 or birthrootsinfo@gmail.com.


DOULA TEA

Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture, Portland 

3rd Sunday of Month 10-11:30am
Registration required. FMI: Rebecca Goodwin 318-8272.


FAMILY & FRIENDS CPR AND FIRST AID
(Mondays & Wednesdays)

Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., East Tower Classroom 1 • 6-8pm
To register: Call 662-6132, at www.mmcfamilybirth.org.


HYPNOBIRTHING CLASSES
Portland • 4 week class
FMI: www.HypnoBirthingME.com.


POSITIVE BIRTH MOVEMENT OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Innate Family Chiropractic 210 Western Ave,

South Portland

3rd Tuesday • 10am, 3rd Wednesday • 6:30pm
Share positive birth stories. Explore ways to help achieve a positive birth. Open to all. FMI: Melissa Agro at baysidemidwifery@gmail.com, 358-9801, www.facebook.com/pg/PBMSouthernMaine


WELCOME TO PREGNANCY
Birth Roots, Portland • Call for dates and times, FREE
Pre-register and FMI: 772-4784.


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT & EDUCATION
BACK TO WORK BREASTFEEDING CLASS

MaineHealth Learning Resource Ctr, 5 Bucknam Rd, Falmouth • 1-3pm
Every 1st Monday5-7 pm,

Every 3rd Saturday9-11am
To register: Call 662-6132, at www.mmcfamilybirth.org.


WEEKLY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

MaineHealth Learning Resource Ctr, 100 Campus Dr, Scarborough, Tuesdays1-3pm
FMI: www.mmc.org/childbirth-parenting-education


BREASTFEEDING INTENSIVE
Birthroots, Portland • Call for dates and times
FMI: 772-4784 or www.ourbirthroots.org.


LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETINGS
Call leaders for time & location of meetings & for breastfeeding help
Freeport/Yarmouth – Amy 772-4781, Mary 353-6205
Portland – Mary 799-2046, Catherine 209-5006
The Kennebunks – Emily 646-7170
FMI: visit www.LLLI.org


PARENT SUPPORT/DISCUSSION GROUPS
AND EDUCATION

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Cultivating Balance, 100 Waterman Dr., Suite 201,
So. Portland  • 12-1pm

Every Friday, Free. FMI: 805-0194 or cultivatingbalanceforyou@gmail.com


BLOSSOMING NEWBORNS – SEEDLINGS & SPROUTS
Birth Roots, Portland • Call for dates and times
Cost $55. FMI: 772-4784 or www.ourbirthroots.org.


GO DIAPER FREE!
Explore infant and young toddler potty learning through group classes, private consults & free community gatherings. FMI: www.MaineDoulas.com.


SUPPORT GROUPS & CLASSES FOR MOMS
GREATER PORTLAND MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES
Barron Center, Portland,
A place for moms of multiples to share the unique experiences of ?raising twins or higher order multiples. FMI: www.gpmomc.org.

HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, PORTLAND CHAPTER
Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland • 6:30pm, 2nd Wed. of month
FMI: (877) HOL-MOMS, portlandme.holisticmoms.org.

If you’d like to see your organization’s
play or support group listed in our pages,
contact us at wendy@myparentandfamily.com.
SUPPORT GROUPS & CLASSES FOR DADS

STRONG FATHERING CLASSES
Portland YMCA, 70 Forest Ave, Portland, Thursday • 6-7:30pm
Cost: $15 per week. Sliding scale available. No one turned away due to an inability to pay. Strong Fathering is an on-going father-focused parenting education program. FMI: Jason Malcolm at 207-712-7153


YOUNG FATHERS DISCUSSION GROUP
Long Creek Youth Development Ctr, Westbrook St.,
So. Portland, Thurs. • 4:30-5:30pm

Open to any young father incarcerated at the facility.
FMI: brianc@yccac.org.


SEPARATION, DIVORCE & DADS SUPPORT GROUP
Kids First Center, 222 St. John Street, Suite 104, Portland • 6:30-8pm
Support group for separated or divorced fathers offered the first Tuesday of each month. Fee is $10 suggested donation.
FMI: 207-761-2709 or www.kidsfirstcenter.org.


SPECIAL PARENTING GROUPS
F.A.C.T. (FAMILIES AND CHILDREN TOGETHER)
Please visit our website for current times and locations.
Support and information for grandparents, aunts and uncles who are raising their grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  
FMI: Barbara Kates, 941-2347 or www.kinshipconnections.org.

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATIONAL NIGHT
39 Main Street, Cornish, 1st Thursday of the Month
• 5pm

15 Saunders Way Suite 700, Westbrook, 4th Monday of the Month • 5pm
FMI: 878-9663

FOSTER PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
39 Main Street, Cornish, 1st Thursday of the Month
• 6pm

15 Saunders Way Suite 700, Westbrook, 4th Monday of the Month • 6pm
FMI: 878-9663

PLAY GROUPS
MONDAY PLAY GROUP (Not on Holidays)
Parent Resource Center, Advocates for Children, Lewiston, Monday • 10-11am
For moms and dads with children ages 5 or younger. Staff facilitator present. Free. FMI: 783-3990.

INFANT & TODDLER GROUP – PORTLAND

Reiche Community Ctr, 166 Brackett St., 2nd Fl, Portland, Tuesday ?• 10:30am-Noon
Meet new babies & parents. Free. FMI: 874-8475.

THE PORTLAND BABY HOUR
Reiche Community Ctr, 166 Brackett St., 2nd Fl, Portland, Tuesday • 1-2pm
Meet new babies & parents. Free. FMI: 874-8475

OPEN PLAYTIME
Center for Parenting and Play, 11 Adams St., Biddeford
Mondays • 9am-Noon and 1pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9am-Noon

For children 6 and under. Cost: $3/child. FMI: 282-3351.

MISCELLANEOUS
SAFETY, CHILDPROOFING, & FIRST AID • AUGUST 27, 9-11am
Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., East Tower, Portland, Classroom #1
Register online at www.mmcfamilybirth.coursestorm.com/course/safety-childproofing-and-basic-first-aid-8-27.

CAR SEAT INSPECTION & CHILD SAFETY INFO
To find car seat check and safety inspection locations in your area visit www.maineseatcheck.org or 1-866-SEAT-CHECK.

THE TWEENLIGHT ZONE
WMPG 90.9 & 104.1 • Saturday, 9-10am
The Tweenlight Zone focused on tweens (10-14 years old). A group of middle school kids do this live show and discuss music, news and information. FMI: www.wmpg.org.