Maternity Care

Care Throughout the Capital Region

Maternity care is available at the Birth Place at Albany Medical Center/Columbia Memorial Health (combined), Glens Falls Hospital and Saratoga Hospital.

This page features information about maternity care at Albany Medical Center. To learn more about The Birth Place, call 518-262-8300. For more information on tours of The Birth Place or educational programs, email [email protected] or call 518-262-5162.

Learn more about birthing and midwifery services at Saratoga Hospital and the Joyce Stock Snuggery Childbirth Center at Glens Falls Hospital.

All maternity care locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

The Birth Place at Albany Medical Center

The Birth Place, located at Albany Medical Center, provides a family-centered model of care with a strong emphasis on education and family support.

At the Birth Place, our comfortable and welcoming birthing environment includes access to:


Neonatologists across the Albany Med Health System provide both routine and highly specialized care for newborns.  Our teams are dedicated to providing care for newborns who are premature, critically ill, have respiratory difficulties or birth defects.

The Bernard and Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center serves as the Regional Perinatal Center, and provides the highest level of care (Level 4) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital are both Level 1 Perinatal Centers, which provide care to normal and low-risk mothers and newborns, with the option of sending newborns who need a higher level of care to the NICU at Albany Medical Center.


Support & Safety

Board certified physicians in neonatology and other pediatric subspecialties are available around-the-clock. Patient care associates and patient support associates work closely with a registered nurse to meet your personal needs. A registered dietician, social worker, lactation consultant, and clergy are all happy to meet with you and your family.

The Birth Place has an electronic infant security system, and all Birth Place staff wear special hospital identification badges. Security staff make regular rounds on the unit.