Assisting, educating and supporting

Classes

At Burdett Birth Center, we understand that the birth of a child can raise many questions. Our childbirth classes are designed to answer some of those questions so that you can focus on what’s most important…welcoming your new little one into the world!

Below is a full list of our Childbirth Education classes. To download a PDF of our class listing, please click here. 

Mothers In The Middle

Mothers in the Middle is an evening program for expectant parents who are in the mid-point of their pregnancy. This is your opportunity to hear about Burdett Birth Center from our panel of professionals, including OB/GYNs, midwives, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, nurses, and lactation consultants. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have regarding our services, and tour our beautiful birth center. You can download a program brochure here.

The program is free and offered quarterly – no registration is required. Program is held 5:30pm-8pm in the Pattison Board Room, Samaritan Hospital.

Upcoming programs:

  • April 12, 2017
  • July 18, 2017
  • November 14, 2017

No registration is required.

Lamaze Childbirth Education/Preparation Series*

This weekly, six-part series taught by certified childbirth instructors will help you gain confidence as you prepare for the birth of your baby. The program provides information on:

  • Nutrition
  • Birth preparation exercises
  • Common pregnancy discomforts
  • The birth process, relaxation
  • Breathing and other comfort techniques
  • Medical procedures and C-Sections

The series concludes with our Baby Basics class (week #6). It’s also a great opportunity to meet other expectant parents!

This class is held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:45pm in the Pattison Board Room, 2nd Floor, Samaritan Hospital. Registration is required. To register, please call (518) 271-3393. *Note, online registration is not available for this class.*

  • July 12, 2017 – August 23, 2017 Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

Instructor: Lunette Markussen, RNC, LCCE, FACCE

*Some fees apply. Register now.

Marathon Childbirth Overview*

This one-day program is designed to help you prepare for the birth of your child. Topics include the birth process and comfort techniques for labor. You will also have an opportunity to tour Burdett Birth Center.

This class is held on Saturdays, 9am-4pm in the Pattison Board Room, 2nd Floor, Samaritan Hospital. Registration is required. To register, please call (518) 271-3393. *Note, online registration is not available for this class.*

Instructor: Amy Green MSN, RN

*Some fees apply.

Please note: Lite fare will be available. Breakfast and/or lunch can also be purchased in the cafeteria on the hospital campus. Register now.

Breastfeeding Basics

While breastfeeding is a natural process, it is also a learned art. Taught by a certified lactation consultant, this class offers information on the benefits of breastfeeding and the basics of getting started.

This class is held in the evening, 6pm-8pm in the Pattison Board Room, 2nd Floor, Samaritan Hospital. Click Register Now below to see available dates.

Instructor: Carrie Kimball, BSN, RN, IBCLC Register now.

Breastfeeding Support Group (Day)

Our breastfeeding support group provides instruction and lactation support to nursing mothers and families before, during and after the birth of a baby. New moms and mothers-to-be are welcome to attend our free breastfeeding support group.

This program meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at the Oakwood Community Center located at 313 10th St. in Troy NY. The Community Center is housed in the former Presbyterian Church on the corner of Hoosick and 10th street, and parking is accessible from 9th street. No registration is required, drop in any time between 10am and Noon. If you’d like to sign-up in advance, click Register Now below. Babies are always welcome, as are siblings!

Instructor: Carrie Kimball, BSN, RN, IBCLC Register now.

Breastfeeding Support Group (Evening)

Our breastfeeding support group provides instruction and lactation support to nursing mothers and families before, during and after the birth of a baby. New moms and mothers-to-be are welcome to attend our free breastfeeding support group. Registration is not required. However, if you’d like to sign-up in advance, please click Register Now below.

This class is held 6pm-8pm in the Pattison Board Room, 2nd Floor, Samaritan Hospital.

Instructor: Carrie Kimball, BSN, RN, IBCLC Register now.

Back to Work/School/Life Program

This 2-hour class provides practical tips and advice for managing your busy life around the needs of your new little one. Moms and partners are welcome to attend. Babies are also welcome. Registration is required.

This class is held 6pm-8pm in the Pattison Board Room, 2nd Floor, Samaritan Hospital.

Instructor: Carrie Kimball, BSN, RN, IBCLC. Register now.