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Educational Classes and Offerings

Learning about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care begins with your first prenatal visit and continues through your hospital stay and beyond. In addition to individual in-hospital teaching provided by our specialized nursing staff on breastfeeding, baby care and other topics, we also offer a wide range of pregnancy-related classes for you and your family. Additionally, we offer tours of our facility for families who are looking for the right place for their birthing needs.

We are happy to offer these classes free of charge for our patients in our beautiful new education room. All patients should plan on taking classes starting in the 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. For more information or to attend a class, please call 845. 331.3131 ext. 2241. For class schedules, please view the events calendar.

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We offer childbirth education classes in an all-day Saturday format. This class is appropriate for couples expecting their first baby or couples that have never attended childbirth classes. The class focuses on both the physical and emotional aspects of labor and delivery with emphasis on breathing and relaxation techniques. The instructor will discuss the natural progression of labor and delivery, provide information on coping strategies for labor including medication and anesthesia options, discuss the role of the support person, prepare participants for the possibility of cesarean delivery, and provide a tour of the maternity unit.

We offer this class to couples interested in breastfeeding, prior to giving birth. The more information and education you receive, the more successful your breastfeeding experience will be. Learn more about breastfeeding programs and classes in our area.