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Programs that provide educational and supportive services for new parents or those expecting a child, to prepare them on an emotional and practical level for the impact the newborn will have on their lives and relationships. Initial focus areas include healthy eating for the mother, danger signs in pregnancy, sibling preparation and being ready for labor and delivery, followed by practical information on basic infant care, newborn behaviors, baby supplies, bathing techniques, diapering, breastfeeding and other feeding options, as well as infant and childhood illnesses. Later topics may include walking, talking, toilet training and other aspects of child development, all to help ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment and receive proper health care. Included are programs open to all as well those targeting special populations such as low income individuals or teenagers.

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BABY CARE BASICSThis three hour program provides expectant women and their coaches (husband, boyfriend, mother, friend, etc.) with infant care education. Topics include the handling, feeding, changing, bathing, and caring for the newborn. Discuss layette, equipment,furnishings, toys, safety, growth, development, health and illness.SuffolkBABY CARE BASICSCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
BREASTFEEDING A-ZThis three hour class is designed to prepare expectant parents for a successful breastfeeding experience. Breast care, pumping, factors affecting milk supply, strategies for managing breastfeeding and employment are discussed. Program booklet is available.SuffolkBREASTFEEDING A-ZCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
BREASTFEEDING CLASSOffers one, 2 1/2 hour class discussing the advantages of breast milk and provides practical information and strategies for successful breastfeeding. Maternal nutrition is also discussed. Also provides inpatients with individualized breastfeeding insturction given by the Nursing Staff and a Certified Lactation Consultant on the patient care unit.NassauBREASTFEEDING CLASSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
BREASTFEEDING CLASSESProvides information for expectant mothers concerning breastfeeding. Discusses techniques, problems and continuing breastfeeding (after leaving the hospital). Classes are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-10pm. 1st Saturday of each month 9am-12pm. Please call for more information. PNassauBREASTFEEDING CLASSESMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPProvides support and education for new mothers who are breast feeding.SuffolkBREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
CARRIER SCREENING PROGRAMS FOR GENETIC DISEASESPromotes genetic screening through local affiliated hospitals and community screening projects. Genetic counselor for consultation and referral.CARRIER SCREENING PROGRAMS FOR GENETIC DISEASESNATIONAL TAY-SACHS AND ALLIED DISEASES ASSOCIATION/NEW YORK AREA CHAPTER
CHILDBIRTH CLASSESOffers six week session of classes for expectant parents. Meets Fridays 7pm-9pm. Covers prenatal and postnatal care.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATIONProvides four, 2 hour classes held weekly. Classes give couples the opportunity to learn about the birthing experience and teaches pregnant women how to work effectively with their bodies through a combination of exercise, relaxation, breathing techniques, focal points and imagery. Call for dates and times.NassauCHILDBIRTH PREPARATIONWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSESOffers classes for parents expecting their first child or those who have never attended childbirth classes before. The six weekly sessions are taught by registered nurses certified by the Council of Childbirth Education specialists. Topics reviewed include: signs of labor, labor process, possible medications, anesthesia, newborn care, breathing and relaxation techniques, bottle/breastfeeding, and post-partum care. A tour of the maternity area and films on labor and delivery are also included. Classes run throughout the entire year.NassauCHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSESMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION/LAMAZEOffers a five session course on topics including: phases and stages of labor, the role of the labor partner, relaxation, pushing and breathing techniques, analgesic/anesthesia options, cesarean birth and postpartum expectations. Offers refresher classes for women who have given birth more than two years earlier. Call for further information.NassauNORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-MANHASSETNORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-MANHASSET
Education/Training ServicesOffers workshops for new and expecting dads by experienced dads which give information, training, and hands-on practice on daily baby care.PutnamCONSCIOUS FATHERING / JUST FOR DADS PARENTING PROGRAMCHILD ADVOCACY CENTER OF PUTNAM
Education/Training ServicesWeekly parenting classes are taught by registered nurses, paramedics, physical therapists, lactation educators, the local fire department, other professionals or Center trained volunteers.. The purpose is to provide clients with practical hands-on education equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to complete a healthy pregnancy, have a positive labor experience, and provide their new family member with excellent care.AlbanyPARENTING CLASSESALPHA PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
Health Care ServicesA home visiting program designed to provide childbirth and parenting preparation for pregnant teens, their partners, families, and peers.UlsterBRIDGE TO INCREASE RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION BIRTHEROSE WOMEN'S CARE SERVICE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
Health/Medical Care ServicesThe Community Health Worker Program is an outreach and home visiting program of the Albany County Department of Health . Case management services are offered to pregnant women, infants and children who are in need of prenatal care and/or primary and preventative health care.AlbanyCOMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAMALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Health/Medical Care ServicesMontgomery County offers first-time mothers and high-risk mothers a home visit. During this visit the nurse gives guidance and information on parenting and baby care. A packet of topics such as immunizations, family planning, breastfeeding, formula preparation, and safety issues is given to the family. Referrals are made to other agencies as needed.MontgomeryMATERNAL CHILD HEALTH SERVICESMONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
HOME HEALTH CAREProvides in-home skilled nursing care rehabilitation therapies medical social workers home health aides intravenous therapy medical supplies/equipment laboratory services and pharmacy supplies. Also offers Mom and Me Care to new mothers and newborns. Home care is provided by nursing staff from the maternity department.NassauCATHOLIC HOME CARECATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES OF LONG ISLAND
INFANT CAREProvides a 2 hour class for expectant parents with instruction and discussion on infant bathing, dressing, feeding and safety. Call for dates and times.NassauINFANT CAREWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
INFANT/CHILD CPRProvides infant and child CPR, obstructed airway safety instruction in one 3 hour session for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and babysitters. Offered by an American Red Cross certified instructor.SuffolkINFANT/CHILD CPRCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
Information/Referral ServicesOffers free resources for expectant parents regarding pregnancy questions, referrals for prenatal care, perinatal health education for consumers and professionals, and text4baby text message service. Also provides resources to community organizations to share with their constituents and more.WestchesterPERINATAL NETWORKLOWER HUDSON VALLEY PERINATAL NETWORK
LAMAZE/CHILDBIRTH EDUCATIONProvides childbirth preparation education in small groups. Comfort measures for labor and birth includes coaching , relaxation, and breathing techniques. Anatomy and physiology, cesarean preparation, pain medications, hospital procedures and body mechanics are also included in the curriculum.SuffolkLAMAZE/CHILDBIRTH EDUCATIONCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
LAMAZE INSTRUCTIONOffers individual Lamaze Instruction by a Certified childbirth Educator to high-risk antepartum inpatients who can attend classes off the unit.NassauLAMAZE INSTRUCTIONWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
LAMAZE INTERNATIONALProvides information and referral for expectant parents and refers callers to Lamaze Certified Educators (LCCEs). Provides Childbirth Preparation Classes, Early Pregnancy Education, Breastfeeding Education and Lactation Consultation, Newborn Baby Care, Assisting at Births as a Doula/Birth Assistant, Infant and Toddler CPR and First Aid, Infant Massage and New Mother's Groups. Call for additional information.LAMAZE INTERNATIONALLAMAZE INTERNATIONAL
LONG ISLAND DIVISIONProvides professional, school and public health services and education to prevent infant mortality and birth defects. Also offers information and referral, grant proposal program, volunteer/community service activities, as well as fundraising and special daily events.NassauLONG ISLAND DIVISIONMARCH OF DIMES-NEW YORK STATE CHAPTER
MATERNITY SERVICESMaternity Center provides prenatal programs baby care and safety courses intensive care for premature newborns and those with health problems full range of prenatal testing classes in childbirth, Lamaze and breast feeding. The Center has its own entry and parking lot. An orientation for expectant parents is held every Saturday at 9am call for reservations as space is limited.SuffolkMATERNITY SERVICESSOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
MOMMAS HOUSE-GLEN COVEProvides a residential program for mothers, age 18-24 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and their babies. Offers a sheltered atmosphere and stable environment by which residents can be nurtured and encouraged to obtain education and training. Stresses responsibility, alleviates feelings of isolation, teaches parenting and child care skills and offers support. Strives to ensure employment and independent financial stability. Residents may remain for up to two years. Newsletter and agency brochure available. Maintains a Speakers Bureau which presents topics such as teen pregnancy and parenting.NassauMOMMAS HOUSE-GLEN COVEMOMMAS, INC.
MOMMAS HOUSE-HEMPSTEADProvides a residential program for mothers, age 18-24 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and their babies. Offers a sheltered atmosphere and stable environment by which residents can be nurtured and encouraged to obtain education and training. Stresses responsibility, alleviates feelings of isolation, teaches parenting and child care skills and offers support. Strives to ensure employment and independent financial stability. Residents may remain for up to two years. Newsletter and agency brochure available. Maintains a Speakers Bureau which presents topics such as teen pregnancy and parenting.NassauMOMMAS HOUSE-HEMPSTEADMOMMAS, INC.
MOMMAS HOUSE-JERICHOProvides a residential program for mothers, age 18-24 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and their babies. Offers a sheltered atmosphere and stable environment by which residents can be nurtured and encouraged to obtain education and training. Stresses responsibility, alleviates feelings of isolation, teaches parenting and child care skills and offers support. Strives to ensure employment and independent financial stability. Residents may remain for up to two years. Newsletter and agency brochure available. Maintains a Speakers Bureau which presents topics such as Teen Pregnancy and Parenting.NassauMOMMAS HOUSE-JERICHOMOMMAS, INC.
NEW LIFE CENTERThe New Life Center is the hospital's comprehensive maternal/child care unit with special resources for high risk, neonatal intensive care, parental/perinatal bereavement and counseling for families in crisis.NassauNEW LIFE CENTERWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
NEW MOTHER'S GROUPProvides a six week program for mothers and their new babies. Discussions include adjustment to parenthood, time management skills, infant crying and soothing, sleeping and feeding schedules, developmental play and safety. Program booklet is available.SuffolkNEW MOTHER'S GROUPCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
NEW MOTHERS' SUPPORT GROUPProvides a forum for new mothers to discuss issues related to motherhood and to build a support system of other new mothers. Call for more information.SuffolkNEW MOTHERS' SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
NEW MOTHER'S SUPPORT NETWORKOffers pregnant women low or no cost pre-natal programs covering newborn-infant care, breast feeding, CPR/Tot-saver, pre-natal exercise and Lamaze training. Participants in the Lamaze class have the opportunity, at no charge, for a one time visit by a registered nurse to assist in newborn care.SuffolkNEW MOTHER'S SUPPORT NETWORKSUFFOLK Y-JCC
OBSTETRICS/NEONATAL SERVICESProvides obstetrical and neonatal medical services. Also offers expectant parents an array of pre- and post-natal classes including the following: early pregnancy class, First Time Around prepared childbirth, Lamaze Course breast feeding course labor refresher Lamaze course Big Brothers/Big Sisters Class Grandparents Class New Mother's Support Group Infant Massage Classes and Caring for Your Baby Class.SuffolkOBSTETRICS/NEONATAL SERVICESGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Parent/ Family Support ServicesProvides training and support services for new parents to help them care for their child when they get home.WestchesterMATERNAL CHILD HEALTH AND PEDIATRICS PROGRAMVISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (VNA) OF HUDSON VALLEY
Parent/ Family Support ServicesOffers early pregnancy class, lamaze, sibling class, parenting class, breastfeeding, etc. Classes help guide new parents in dealing with pediatric emergencies, childbirth, and much more.WestchesterMATERNAL-CHILD HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMWHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL
Parent/Family Support ServicesOffers public health nurses to provide education, support and case management services to pregnant and new parents, including those with other infants and young children. Health and social assessments and breastfeeding education and support services are also offered.DutchessMATERNAL AND CHILD HOME VISITSDUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Parent/Family Support ServicesA maternal-child nurse is available for free home visits to the families of newborns. Nurses provide instruction about parenting skills, breast or bottle feeding, baby baths, and other issues related to the care of infants, and assessment of health of newborn and post-partum mother. Maternal-child nurse also available for home visits to pregnant women to teach and monitor prenatal care. Nurses available for home visits to children who are ill.PutnamMATERNAL-CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMPUTNAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (PCDOH)
Parent/Family Support ServicesA Fulton County Public Health Nurse (PHN) will contact every new mother in the county to offer a home visit and to notify them of the services available for children and their families. The PHN will call you within a few days of your discharge from the hospital to ask how you and your baby are doing and answer any questions you may have. If you wish, she will come to your home to see you and your baby. She will bring information that covers many topics of baby and child care, will weigh your baby, and will demonstrate any baby care techniques you may not be sure of, like taking a temperature.FultonNEWBORN VISITS PROGRAMFULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Parent/Family Support ServicesProvides an information line dedicated to new parents who may have questions about baby care.WestchesterWARM LINENEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN/HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL
Parenting ClassesEach series of parent education classes run for five consecutive weeks. Classes meet once a week for two hours. The Facilitator is available before and after class for one on one discussion. The five subject areas discussed come from researched parenting curriculums and include: Week one: IALAC (I Am Loveable And Capable) and encouragement – Week two: Focus on “do’s” instead of “don’ts” – Week three: Choices and working with children instead of against them – Week four: Give children safe limits and self-control – Week five: Setting good examples and respecting feelings These parenting classes are open to everyone in the general public and are at this time without cost. Other parenting classes also offered free Parenting A second Time Around P.A.S.T.A. for Grandparents Parents Apart for separating parents(Certified by NY State) Parenting A Second Time Around PASTA is a six part educational workshop series focusing on: 1. Open House Introduction: Finding the help that you need. 2. Financial Assistance for Grandparents: untangling the web of public programs 3. Understanding the Legal Issues: Custody, mediation and the court’s viewpoint. 4. Handling Discipline and Behavior 5. School Support and the Teen Years: How can we survive? Or Taking Care of Yourself: Emotional issues, stress, and support groups. 6. My Grandchildren’s Parents: How can I help us all cope? Parents Apart A parent program designed for parents who are separating, divorcing or parenting apart from the other parent. The main focus is on helping parents understand what their children are experiencing and how they can help them through this transition. WashingtonPARENTING CLASSESCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WASHINGTON COUNTY
PERINATAL SERVICES NETWORKProvides information and referral services for pregnant and parenting women of Nassau County. The Network links women and their families to essential health and human services such as Prenatal Care and Day Care, regardless of citizenship or lack of insurance.NassauPERINATAL SERVICES NETWORKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF COMMUNITY AND MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH SERVICES
PREGNANCY BASICSThis free one and a half hour program is recommended for expectant parents from as early in pregnancy as 12 weeks. Helps expectant parents best understand their pregnancy and how to handle changes, both emotional and physical. Develops confidence in ones ever-changing body and helps one become more organized and prepared. Hours vary. Call for schedule.SuffolkPREGNANCY BASICSCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
Pregnancy ServicesProvides a state-of-the-art maternity care facility, which encompasses all phases of pregnancy, from conception testing to postpartum support services. Also offers a program, "Hello Babe" for expectant parents.ClintonALICE T. MINER CENTERUNIVERSITY OF VERMONT HEALTH NETWORK CVPH
Pregnancy ServicesProvides a state-of-the-art obstetrics unit with the latest advances in birth techniques, comforts and care. Also offers classes in breast feeding, newborn care, sibling interactions, grandparenting, pets and the newborn, childbirth education , including cesarean sections. Other amenities are private rooms for labor, delivery and recovery and comfort areas for families and visitors.PutnamBIRTHING CENTERPUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER
Pregnancy ServicesProvides the medical and support services for those who are pregnant or new parents.WestchesterCENTER FOR MATERNAL/CHILD HEALTHNORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL
Pregnancy ServicesProvides birth control options, pregnancy testing, paternity tests, prenatal evaluation, and prenatal care. Also monitors for high-risk pregnancies which includes pregnant women with high blood pressure, diabetes, or other various issues which may cause risk. Offers childbirth and parenting courses for new and expectant parents. Participates in the Prenatal Care Assistance Program which helps low income women have a healthy prenatal experience.WestchesterMATERNITY/BABY CARE AND PREGNANCY SERVICESMONTEFIORE NEW ROCHELLE HOSPITAL
Pregnancy ServicesProvides services to help at every stage of pregnancy. Also offers various outreach programs for expectant parents, and health professionals to educate on the importance of prenatal health and care.WestchesterPREGNANCY CAREWESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER AND MARIA FARERI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
PRENATAL CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMProvides covered visits to the doctor, lab tests, vitamins, ultrasound tests, hospital care and delivery, patient care for six weeks after delivery, and baby care for a year following birth at no cost for those who qualify. Eligibility for PCAP is determined according to income.NassauPRENATAL CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMNASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
SIBLING CLASSTeaches children 3 years of age and older how to welcome a new baby to the family. Offered through Family Education Program. Call for schedule and fees.SuffolkSIBLING CLASSST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
Support ServicesTelephone information service for new parents to call for ongoing information and support about questions on baby issues.WestchesterMATERNITY WARM LINESAINT JOHN'S RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL
WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S OUTPATIENT CLINICProvides a full service outpatient obstetrical and pediatric service. Offers services and counseling for mothers, teens and children. Services include: Prenatal Care, Routine Prenatal Care, High Risk Pregnancy Care, Nutritional Guidance, Medicaid/PCAP Certification, Social Services, WIC and FAN Referrals, HIV Counseling and Testing, Perinatal Consultation, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Screening, Gynecology, Routine Exams, Post Partum Follow Up, Endometrical Biopsies, Follow-up Care from the Emergency Department, Referrals for Mammography and Gynecology Oncology, Pediatric Services, Immunizations, General Health Physicals, Sick Visists, Hearing and Vision Screenings, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Evaluation, Ongoing Cardiac Follow-up, Pediatric Asthma/Allergy, Allergy Testing, Pulmonary Function Testing, Nebulization and Patient Education, Neonatal High Risk, Infant Follow-up Care, Social Service Referrals, Synagis Immunizations, and Prophylactic Immunization for infants at risk for RSV. Call for more information.NassauWOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S OUTPATIENT CLINICMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
WOMEN'S SERVICESProvides breast screenings, breast self examination classes, OB/GYN services, perinatal education, Mom and Me Care program and the Birthplace Maternity Center.SuffolkWOMEN'S SERVICESGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

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