The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center offers many resources and classes to moms and dads. For more information about any of these opportunities, please call The Maternity Place at 315-785-4050. All classes are all held in the 2nd floor Conference Rooms at Samaritan Medical Center, use the Pratt Elevator (C).
THE PREGNANCY WORKSHOP
To be taken between the first trimester and second trimester. March of Dimes has developed an Early Pregnancy class designed for both first time and experienced mothers and their partners. This national program, taught by trained maternity nurses, is designed to promote optimum newborn outcomes.
Learn about your developing baby and the physical and emotional changes that mom will experience.
Hints about the developing baby, nutrition, exercise and preparing for the new arrival.
Learn ways to deal with pregnancy discomforts and warning signs to report your healthcare provider.
Your pregnancy will be much more enjoyable if you know what to expect and The Maternity Place staff would like to meet you!
Two-hour class • FREE to everyone
Co-Sponsored by The Maternity Place, North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council, March of Dimes and Excellus Blue Cross.
This course is offered as a free class from 5:00 - 7:00 pm one Sunday per month.
THE BREASTFEEDING AND CARING FOR NEW FAMILIES CLASSES
To be taken after the first trimester.
The two most popular classes – Caring for New Families and Breastfeeding – have combined into a two-part course. Feel free to sign up for just one part, but we hope you'll take both!
Part 1: Breastfeeding Basics - 9:30 am until 12:00 pm (on scheduled Saturdays) and 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm (on scheduled weeknights)
Topics include how to get the best start, achieving a good latch, positioning, establishing a good supply, and managing common challenges. Provides information on community resources and basic information for choosing a pump and returning to work. Fathers and support persons encouraged to attend.
Part 2: Caring for New Families - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Saturdays)
Learn about the mother and baby unit at Samaritan Medical Center. Topics include: how to care for yourself and your newborn, bathing and diapering, circumcision care, safety, when to call the doctor, the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression and more. Fathers and support persons encouraged to attend.
Classes are free and held on Saturdays. Breastfeeding Basics is also offered one evening every other month. Call the Maternity Place at 315-785-4050 for class dates and to schedule. All classes are held in the Conference Room area at Samaritan Medical Center on the 2nd floor.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
What is labor exactly? How can I stay as comfortable as possible?
Find out in this course designed to be taken near the seventh month of your pregnancy. Topics include: relaxation and pain control options for labor, how to stay comfortable and healthy during those last weeks, stress reduction techniques and a tour of The Maternity Place. Find out how to make your experience enjoyable and satisfying.
This course is offered as a free class from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm one Sunday per month.
INFANT/CHILD HEARTSAVER CLASS
The course is designed for the expectant parents, but is open to anyone wishing to learn these techniques.
Teaches CPR and how to help a choking infant or child
Offers tips to make your child's environment as safe as possible
One two-hour class and the certificate course is free. Enrollment is limited, so call early!
This course is offered as a free class from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm one Sunday per month.