Educational Offerings

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Educational offerings

Support Groups for Maternity patients. Group of pregnant women looking for support.Prepared Childbirth Class

We offer a childbirth educational class for expecting parents. This class is for couples who are expecting their first baby or parents who have never attended a childbirth class. This class will guide parents through the process of labor and delivery with emphasis on breathing and relaxation techniques, coping strategies for labor, medication and anesthesia options, prepare couples for the possibility of cesarean delivery.

Childbirth Classes are held once a month on Saturdays in the Family Birth Place at Columbia Memorial Health. For a list of dates, please contact us at 518.828.1400.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Our free breastfeeding support group is held every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm at the Women’s Health Center, first floor in the Medical office building. Our Midwife will provide educational information and techniques for new moms that are breastfeeding their baby. For more information, please contact us at: 518.828.1400.

Support Groups at Albany Med

The Birth Place at Albany Med believes that education is an important part of any family’s birthing experience. To help your family gain the knowledge you need, we regularly
provide a wide range of classes. A few examples include:

  • Tours of The Birth Place
  • Childbirth Education
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Care
  • Becoming a Sibling
  • Grand-parenting

If you have any questions about Albany Med classes or tours, feel free to call 518.262.8447 between 8am – 4pm.