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