Family 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.
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
- Cloth Diapering
- Crib Notes & Baby Talk
- Grandparenting 101
- Infant Massage
- Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Series
- Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Marathon Class
- Lamaze Childbirth Refresher Course
- Natural Family Planning
- Pediatric CPR for Family and Friends
- Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
Your registration is not final until your payment has been received. Once you have completed the pre-registration form online, you must arrange payment within 10 days of the date of your class to hold your reservation. To do so, click here to download a printable Registration Form. Forms of Payment Accepted are: Check, Credit Card, Blue Shield of Northeastern NY only, or Medicaid. Then print, complete and mail the registration form with your payment to "St. Peter's Hospital" to the following address:
St. Peter's Hospital
Family Education Center
315 S. Manning Blvd.
Albany, NY 12208