Healthy Start Series

Stafford New Life Center
Adirondack Medical Center
2233 State Route 86, P.O. Box 471
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 897-2361 for times and dates of classes
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Staying healthy, well-nourished and relaxed during your pregnancy is the best way to give your baby a good start. Preparing for the birth is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a little challenging, especially for first-time moms. Adirondack Health??s Healthy Start Series was designed to answer the many questions expectant mothers have about their pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care.

With the help of our specially trained and caring staff, you can learn vital information about your pregnancy and feel more confident about yourself, your growing family and your newest arrival.

All classes are free and open to everyone in the Tri-Lakes community. Among the classes offered during the six-week series:

Pregnancy and Relaxation
This class includes tips on nutrition and health during pregnancy, as well as ways to help expectant moms get through the discomforts of pregnancy.

Labor, Delivery and Immediate Post-Partum
This class gives women an idea of what to expect during labor and delivery and how to cope with labor pain.

Baby Care and Safety
This class focuses on keeping your baby safe once you're home from the hospital. A key portion of the class focuses on car seats and how to use them safely.

Baby Feeding
A certified lactation consultant hosts this class which covers not only breastfeeding, but also the important aspects of bottle feeding.