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Childbirth & New Family Classes

View our schedule of classes for dates and times of the following childbirth classes. Please note, the Labor Preparation Classes are offered in a series. You must attend all classes within the series (e.g., December 9, 16 and 23 for the 6:30 pm to 9 pm class on Mondays).

Visit our Women & Children's Services classes homepage to find a class and register online.

Breast-Feeding Class

Learn valuable information about breast-feeding, including how the breast makes milk, how the baby gets milk from breasts, the benefits to both mom and baby, establishing a satisfying nursing relationship with your baby and much more.

Labor Preparation Class

You will learn how the mother's body functions to deliver the baby, breathing and relaxation methods to help through labor, medical and non-medical options available during labor, information on cesarean births, and creating flexible birth plans. A tour of St. Joseph's maternity units will be scheduled.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Women & Children's Services
Phone: (315) 448-5515  

The Birth Place 
Phone: (315) 448-5399

Lactation Services
Phone: (315) 448-5323

Birth Certificate Office
Phone: (315) 448-5161

Childbirth & New Family Classes
Phone: (315) 448-5515
E-Mail: childbirth.classes@sjhsyr.org 

Joseph's House
Website: josephshouseforwomen.org
Provides a nurturing home for mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy.