Patient Education

Is your family growing? We offer many courses to ensure a rewarding birth experience and a smoother transition into parenthood, including:

Breastfeeding Basics
Learn the art of breastfeeding with Kelly Duheme, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. We will discuss techniques and positions, benefits for both mom and baby, what to expect in the early days, and how your baby's feeding needs may change over time.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Join Kelly Duheme, IBCLC, for a free support group to connect with other breastfeeding mothers. We will celebrate our successes, share our struggles, and offer guidance and support. Expectant mothers are encouraged to attend, and the group is open to all mothers regardless of delivery location.

Childbirth Preparation Series—4 Classes
This four-class series is designed to educate expectant parents on their options during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. We will discuss having a healthy pregnancy, the work of labor and birth, coping with labor, options for medications and other interventions, being an active participant in your care, the role of the birth partner, and the first 48 hours after birth.

Childbirth Preparation—One Day Course
This weekend course offers expectant parents the opportunity to enroll in a one-day program to learn about their options during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. We will discuss having a healthy pregnancy, the work of labor and birth, coping with labor, options for medications and other interventions, being an active participant in your care, the role of the birth partner, and the first 48 hours after birth.

Expectant Parent Night
Our free one-hour class will introduce you to the Women's Health Services Unit and our neonatal providers, Saratoga Hospital Midwives, and Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street. Topics include an overview of the services available, an introduction to other classes offered to expectant parents, and time for questions. Come join us and see what we're all about!

Infant Care Class—2 Classes
Expectant and adoptive parents are invited to join us and learn about a variety of care topics, including newborn characteristics and behaviors, hospital routines, daily care and bathing, diapering, swaddling, feeding issues, crying, and colic. we will also discuss health and safety information, including SIDS risk factors, and car seat safety training will be provided. 

Prenatal Yoga—6 Classes
In six 75-minute classes, instructors will guide you through postures which may decrease common pregnancy discomforts, such as back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, swelling, anxiety, and fatigue, in addition to stretching and toning muscles used during labor and delivery. Instructors will focus on meditation, breathing, relaxation, and visualization in preparation for childbirth.

To view all upcoming Childbirth Education Classes, please visit the Community Wellness Programs page on the Saratoga Hospital website. 

Contact communityed@saratogahospital.org with any questions.

HOURS

Monday through Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

PHONE

518-587-2400
Fax: 518-581-0141

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