Pregnancy Care

Care Throughout the Capital Region

Pregnancy 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 pregnancy 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 pregnancy 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.

Albany Medical Center serves as the Regional Perinatal Center for northeastern New York, and provides the highest level of of obstetrical and neonatal intensive care (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.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program: provides benefits, breastfeeding support and education to help increase access to healthy foods.

Regional Perinatal Outreach Center: Conducts tours of the The Birth Place and provides transport and consultation services to all birthing hospitals in northeastern New York and western New England.

Over-the-counter medication guidelines for pregnancy

Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights. (Downloads available in several languages)

Influenza Vaccine Information Statement

Tdap Vaccine Information Statement

Please visit the Edgepark or Aeroflow websites and input your insurance information.

The website will give you breast pump options based on your insurance, and will tell you if covered at no cost to you, or if you have any cost responsibility.  Once you select the pump you want, the company will send your doctor's office paperwork. Once verified, the company will ship the pump directly to your address.

You can also get a hard-copy script for a breast pump and call you insurance company to find a local, participating medical supply store or pharmacy that might carry pumps. Options may be limited, and costs may vary.

Aeroflow also carries belly bands and compression stockings that may be covered by insurance.

Joyce Stock Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital

The Joyce Stock Snuggery Childbirth Center at Glens Falls Hospital was the setting for more than 41,000 births in its first 30 years. Each of them received the same outstanding, personalized care the Snuggery has become synonymous with.

The Snuggery Features

  • 20 remodeled patient rooms, featuring outstanding design and décor, individual temperature controls and the latest in birthing technology and equipment
  • An expanded special care nursery, providing specialized care for newborns requiring more advanced care, such as premature and post-mature infants
  • A comfortable family and friends waiting room
  • A bright nurses’ station and reconfiguration of traffic flow to provide easier, faster travel between patient rooms for family and staff
  • Upgraded, energy-efficient lighting specially designed to complement birthing units

In addition, the Snuggery was a pioneer in Single-room Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum care, and continues that tradition of care today. At The Snuggery, each woman remains in the same private guest room for all phases of the birthing process.

Hudson Headwaters Women's Health providers deliver babies at the Snuggery.

The entire Snuggery staff acted promptly and professionally to keep us calm and safely deliver our baby girl, a mere 37 minutes after we arrived at the hospital. The level of care and attention we received both during the surgery and afterwards was remarkable.”
Carrie ZapponeWilton