Hello BABE (Birth and Beginnings Education) 



Looking forward to the joys and rewards of parenthood can be exciting and worrisome. If you know what to expect, what is normal and how to interpret your baby's cues, your role as a parent will be easier and more satisfying.  Topics of discussion include:

  • Nutrition   
  • Vaginal & Cesarean Birth        
  • Anatomy    
  • Pain Control      
  • Fetal Development  
  • Breast & Bottle Feeding    
  • Fitness & Exercise  
  • Parenting      
  • Relaxation
  • Infant Care        
  • Breathing 
  • Maternal Care after Birth 
  • The Unexpected
  • Tour of the Alice T. Miner Women & Children's Center


Classes should be completed four to five weeks before your due date. They are scheduled once a week for five weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There are weekend classes scheduled every other month, from 9  a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Complete a registration completed registration form can be emailed (hellobabe@cvph.org) or mailed to the Women and Children's Center. For additional information, call (518) 562-7532.

 

Hello BABE Breastfeeding

This class will help you prepare for this special time in your life. The classes are designed and lead by certified lactation consultants. You are encouraged to attend any of the classes offered. You may attend these classes any time during your pregnancy.  Topics of discussion include:

  • Benefits
  • Pumping
  • Working while breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding discreetly

The breastfeeding class is free of charge. It's offered one Thursday each month from 6 to 8 p.m.