Glens Falls Hospital

100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518.926.1000

Childbirth & Parenting Classes

Families from across our region have warm memories of welcoming a new arrival at The Snuggery. But the Snuggery is here for you before and after the birth of your child, as well, with a wide array of educational programs to help you prepare for childbirth and better enjoy the joys of being a parent. If your insurance carrier is Blue Shield of Northeastern NY the cost of your classes will be covered.

Here's a look at our many outstanding programs:

Preparing For Childbirth (Two-Week Series)

This popular series covers the basics of childbirth preparation, from "when to call the doctor" to relaxation techniques. These classes are offered as a series to provide participants with a comprehensive childbirth preparation. This series is most beneficial when started in the 7th month. Class size is limited. Please register early to ensure availability.

Class fee: $75 per couple


2015 Schedule:

  • Begins Aug 04, Ends Aug 12 :: 6:00PM-9:00pm
    Length of Class (Weeks): 2

  • To Register:

    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Childbirth Preparation (One-Day Class)

    This full day childbirth series is held on Saturday's from 9am - 5pm to fit your busy work or personal schedules. Whether you are expecting your first baby or need a refresher, this trend-setting condensed course prepares couples for the challenges of labor and the whole birth experience. Learn state of the art childbirth preparation all in one day (class content is the same as the Childbirth Preparation Series). Please bring 2 pillows. Class size is limited. Please register early.

    Class Fee: $75 per couple

    2015 Schedule (Saturdays):
    May 30 :: 9:00AM-5:00PM CLASS FULL
    June 13 :: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    July 25 :: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    August 01 :: 9:00AM-5:00PM


    To Register:

    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Childbirth Preparation (Two-Day Class)

    Class content is the same as the Childbirth Preparation Series. These classes fill quickly, please register early.

    Class Fee: $75 per couple

    2015 Schedule:
    June 26 :: 6:00-9:00PM and
    June 27 :: 9:00AM-12:30PM


    July 10 :: 6:00-9:00PM and
    July 11 :: 9:00AM-12:00PM


    August 28 :: 6:00-9:00PM and
    August 29 :: 9:00AM-12:00PM


    Class Fee: $75 per couple

    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Preparing For Breast Feeding

    This special prenatal class is offered for women planning to breastfeed, as well as for those who are undecided. You'll learn all the advantages and possible difficulties of breast feeding your baby. You will learn the basic techniques that will help you prepare for breastfeeding and feel confident about what to do. This class, (presented by a member our Lactation Services Team), will answer any of your questions and concerns about breastfeeding. This is a fun, informational class that you will thoroughly enjoy! Register for Preparing for Breastfeeding and explore the advantages of a successful and rewarding breast feeding experience. This popular class fills up quickly. Please register early.

    Class Fee: $25 per couple

    2015 Schedule
    May 21 :: 6:30-8:30PM CLASS FULL
    June 18 :: 6:30-8:30PM
    July 23 :: 6:30-8:30PM
    August 11 :: 6:30-8:30PM

    To Register:

    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.


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    Boot Camp for New Dads

    Boot Camp helps prepare dads-to-be for the challenges ahead by bringing them in together with veteran dads and their newborn babies for a fun and interactive session. Included are hands-on demonstrations of burping, changing and swaddling a baby; bonding; forming a parenting team; child safety; preventing child abuse; and the "trouble shooter's guide" to crying babies. There's also a strong emphasis on providing new moms with the tremendous support they need following the arrival of a baby.

    Class Fee: $35.00 per person

    2015
    July 18 :: 9:30AM-12:30PM
    August 08 :: 9:30AM-12:30PM
    September 12 :: 9:30AM-12:30PM

    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Sibling-Attended Preparation Class

    This is a private class for families who wish to have their child (or children) attend the birth. This class provides graphic, age-appropriate information so your child is comfortable with what will happen during the delivery.

    For more information: Please call (518) 926-6095


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    Sibling Preparation (Big Brother/Big Sister)

    This one-hour program helps prepare children for becoming a big brother or sister. Designed for children ages three and older, the program includes a brief audio/visual presentation, a tour of The Snuggery, a discussion about "gentle-touch," including hands-on practice with a doll, and a question-and-answer session. Each child receives a personalized certificate at the end of the class.

    Class Fee: $10.00 for one child; $5.00 for each additional child

    2015 Schedule (Saturdays)

    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    PreNatal Yoga Classes

    PreNatal Yoga is specifically designed for the many stages of pregnancy through the use of gentle stretching, strengthening exercises, and breathing awareness. This gentle practice also allows you to connect with your growing baby, and to provide support to other expectant mothers in our community.


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    For more information: Please call Victoria at 321-8359 or email BlissYogaGlensFalls@gmail.com

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    Caring For Your Infant

    Designed especially for parents in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy, this course covers the practical how-tos of baby care. You'll gain hands-on experience in bathing, positioning, handling, feeding and diapering your baby, and find answers to all your questions about newborn safety and signs of illness and infection.

    Class Fee: $25 per couple

    2015 Schedule
    Monday, June 15 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM CLASS FULL
    Monday, July 13 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM CLASS FULL
    Monday, August 10 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM


    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Tot Saver Class

    Baby Saver (0-1yr)
    During this two-hour class you will learn about CPR basis for infants; Hand-on experience; Near drowning accidents; Choking; Safety precautions; and, much more. You will leave feeling confidant about your ability to respond to your infant in an emergency and how to create a safe environment.

    Class Fee: $15 per person or $25 per couple

    2015 Schedule
    Thursday, May 28 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM CLASS FULL
    Thursday, June 11 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM CLASS FULL
    Thursday, June 25 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM CLASS FULL
    Thursday, July 16 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM
    Thursday, August 27 :: 6:30PM-8:30PM

    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Special Childbirth Education Money-Saving Packages

    Register for more than one of our childbirth education programs with these money-saving packages:

    • Package #1
      Register for Tot Saver, Preparing for Breastfeeding and Infant Care for just $55 per couple.
    • Package #2
      Register for Childbirth Preparation, Preparing for Breastfeeding, Infant Care and Tot Saver for just $125 per couple.
    • Package #3
      Register for Childbirth Preparation, Boot Camp for New Dads, Preparing for Breastfeeding, Infant Care, and Tot Saver for just $155 per couple.

    To register for any of these packages, please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Safe Sitter Babysitting Training

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate babysitting preparation program designed for boys & girls ages 11 to 13. The nationally recognized program teaches sitters how to have fun with children as well as how to recognize a medical emergency and know the appropriate action to take. Students learn how to handle specific ages. Students learn safe, nurturing child care techniques, basic first aid & rescue techniques.

    Class Fee:  $35.00

    2015 Schedule (Saturdays)
    June 13 :: 9:00AM-4:00PM
    August 08 :: 9:00AM-4:00PM

    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    Snuggery Open House for Expectant Parents

    Snuggery tours are offered once a month for families who would like to know more about Labor & Delivery at the Snuggery. A Snuggery RN will give a guided tour of the Unit, offering general information on your options for birth at The Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital.

    Couples registered to the 3-Week, Two-Day or One-Day Childbirth Preparation Class need not attend. A tour will be given at these classes.

    All couples considering where to give birth and first time parents giving birth at Glens Falls Hospital are welcome. This tour is open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

    Class Fee:  Free

    2015 Schedule
    June 08 :: 7:15-8:15PM
    June 22 :: 7:15-8:15PM
    July 20 :: 7:15-8:15PM

    To Register:
    Please call (518) 926-6095 or click here to register on-line.

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    HypnoBirthing

    The easier method of childbirth:
    Deep Relaxation and Pain Elimination Techniques

    HypnoBirthing consists of a five-session series of classes, held either weekly or bi-weekly depending on scheduling considerations. Expectant mothers (with the assistance of their partners) learn auto-suggestion and deep relaxation skills that can make an enormous difference in contributing to an easy, comfortable and relaxed childbirth experience. The mom learns tools, over a period of a couple of months, that give her confidence that she'll be able to handle anything that comes up, often without need for medication at all.

    For more information, call Geri Finnegan at (518) 926-6095 or Suzanne Fremon at (518) 532-0305 or at northcountryhypnobirthing.com

     

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