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Childbirth Education

Infant Care Class (2 Nights)

$40

with Elayne Ireland

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 24, 2020

You may bring a labor support person. Please register only one person per couple.

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. Car seat safety training will be provided by a nationally-certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor. 

We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact communityed@saratogahospital.org with questions.

Breastfeeding Support Group
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Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

with Kelly Duheme

Calendar Next session starts Feb 1, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
21 additional sessions through Dec 18, 2020

Join Kelly Duheme, IBCLC, in collaboration with Saratoga Midwifery, Saratoga OBGYN at Myrtle Street, and Saratoga WIC, for a FREE support group to connect with other breastfeeding mothers.

We will celebrate our successes, share our struggles, and offer guidance and support to help both mom and baby throughout their breastfeeding journey. Expectant mothers are encouraged to attend, and the group is open to all mothers regardless of delivery location. Grandmothers and siblings (up to age 5) are also welcome.

Please bring a blanket/floor mat. No registration required.

For more information, please call 518-580-2049.

Breastfeeding Basics

$25

with Kelly Duheme

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
10 additional sessions through Dec 7, 2020

Please register only one person per couple.

Join us to learn all about breastfeeding with Kelly Duheme, IBCLC. We will discuss breastfeeding 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. Learn to read your baby's hunger cues. Attending this class before your baby arrives can help prepare you for a smooth start on your breastfeeding journey. 

Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.

We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact communityed@saratogahospital.org with any questions.

Expectant Parent Night

Free

with Courtney Keller

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
10 additional sessions through Dec 8, 2020

Please register only one person per couple.

Choosing a hospital and provider to deliver your baby can be a tough decision. This class is designed to introduce you to the Women's Health Services Unit and our neonatal providers, Saratoga Hospital Midwives, and Saratoga OBGYN at Myrtle Street. The class will include an overview of the services available, an introduction to the other classes offered to expectant parents, time for questions, and conclude with a tour of the Labor & Delivery Unit.

So, whether you're newly expecting, planning to become pregnant soon, or just curious about what we have to offer, come join us and see what we're all about!

Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.

Childbirth Preparation Series (3 Classes)

$75

with Carol Pollett

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Please register only one person per couple.

Childbirth Preparation is a three-class series 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. The series will include discussions, films, hands-on opportunities, and a tour of Saratoga Hospital's Labor & Delivery Unit.

Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.

We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact communityed@saratogacare.org with any questions.

Infant Care Class (2 Nights)

$40

with Courtney Keller

Calendar Next session starts Feb 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

You may bring a labor support partner. Please register only one person per couple.

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. Car seat safety training will be provided by a nationally-certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor.

Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.

We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact communityed@saratogahospital.org with any questions.

Full Course

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Course

$75

with Cristina Haynes

Calendar Next session starts Feb 23, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
5 additional sessions through Dec 13, 2020

Please register only one person per couple.

Childbirth Preparation 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. The class will include discussions, films, hands-on opportunities, and a tour of Saratoga Hospital's Labor & Delivery Unit.

Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.

We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact communityed@saratogacare.org with any questions.

Prenatal Yoga (6 Classes)

$80

with Lexee Marini

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Sep 14, 2020

A note from your healthcare provider indicating permission to participate is required.

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 also focus on meditation, breathing, relaxation, and visualization in preparation for childbirth. Class is suitable for women at any pregnancy stage.

Yoga experience is not necessary. Bring a mat, pillow, and blanket to each class.

Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.

We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact communityed@saratogacare.org with any questions.





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