Women's & Children's Education Center
"I'm going to have a baby!"
This short sentence signifies dramatic change in your life. Becoming a parent is an exciting experience. But how do expectant parents prepare for this lifetime challenge? St. Peter's Women's & Children's Services staff understand common concerns and are ready to help during this wonderful time. To ensure a truly special parenting experience, preparations begin early in pregnancy and continue well after a baby is born. St. Peter's offers a variety of community education programs to help promote a healthy pregnancy, prepare for the baby's birth, and get off to a good start on the road to parenting.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or another addition to the family, St. Peter's offers an educational program specifically designed to meet your needs. Take a look at the programs we offer and design your own individual education plan.
For more information, contact St. Peter's Women's & Children's Health Education office at 518-525-1388.
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How To Register for Class - A Two Step Process
You must first pre-register by going to the St. Peter's Events Calendar. Select an event title and click "Find." Next, select a date from the list of available classes that will appear. When the details for this class appear, click the "Register Online" button at the bottom of the page. Completing the simple online registration form that appears will reserve a place in this class for you.
Available Programs for Expectant Parents
- Expectant Parents' Tour
- Baby and Me Sibling Preparation Class
- Breast-feeding Your Baby
- Cesarean Section Class
- Crib Notes & Baby Talk
- Family and Friends CPR (infant, child & adult)
- Grandparenting 101
- Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Series
- Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Marathon Class
- Postpartum Peer Support Group
- Prepared Childbirth Education for Teen Mothers
- Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
Once you have completed the pre-registration form online, see below for payment and cancellation guidelines or contact Women's & Children's Education at 525-1388 with any questions.
Forms of Payment: Personal check, money order or credit card, Blue Shield of Northeastern NY health insurance and Medicaid only.
Important Payment Information: Payment must be made within 15 days prior to the class date. This will secure your placement in the class. If payment is not made within 15 days of the class, your name will be removed from the class roster. Call Women's & Children's Education at 518-525-1388 for further information.
To make a Payment: Click here to download a printable Registration Form. You may send your payment in with the completed Registration Form or pay by phone by calling Women's & Children's Education at 518-525-1388.
Our Address is:
St. Peter's Hospital
Women's & Children's Education
315 South Manning Boulevard, Room 3511
Albany, NY 12208
Class Cancellation Policy - Please Read
- In order to accommodate customers on our waiting lists, please notify our office 72 hours before the start of your class.
- Please call 518-525-1388 or email Linda.Starin@sphp.com to cancel or re-schedule.
- If paying by check, please submit a separate check for each class you are registered for.