The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center offers many resources and classes to moms and dads. For more information about any of these opportunities, please call The Maternity Place at 315-785-4050. All classes are all held in the 2nd floor Conference Room (2A) at Samaritan Medical Center, use the Pratt Elevator (C).


To be taken between the first trimester and second trimester. March of Dimes has developed and Early Pregnancy class designed for both first time and experienced mothers and their parents. This national program, taught by trained maternity nurses is designed to promote optimum and newborn outcomes.

  • Learn about your developing baby and the physical and emotional changes that mom will experience.
  • Hints about the developing baby, nutrition, exercise and preparing for the new arrival.
  • Learn ways to deal with pregnancy discomforts and warning signs to report your health care provider.

Your pregnancy will be much more enjoyable if you know what to expect and The Maternity Place staff would like to meet you!
Two-hour class • FREE to everyone

Co-Sponsored by The Maternity Place, North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council, March of Dimes and Excellus Blue Cross. 


To be taken after the first trimester.
The two most popular classes – Baby Care and Breastfeeding – have combined into a two-part course. Feel free to sign up for just one part, but we hope you'll take both!

Part 1: Breastfeeding: The Art and Advantages - 9:30 am until 12:00pm (Saturdays)

Topics include: getting started, feeding techniques, position and timing, collecting and storing breast milk, and establishing a good milk supply.

Part 2: Baby Care: Find out about the Baby "B's" - bathing, bundling, burping, and bottles — and much more! - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Saturdays)

Learn to care for yourself and your newborn. Topics include: safety, circumcision, when to call the doctor, the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression, and more.

Both are FREE and held on Saturdays.


What is labor exactly? How can I stay as comfortable as possible?

Find out in this course designed to be taken near the seventh month of your pregnancy. Topics include: relaxation and pain control options for labor, how to stay comfortable and healthy during those last weeks, stress reducing techniques and a tour of The Maternity Place. Find out how to make your experience enjoyable and satisfying.

This course is offered as a free class from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm one Sunday per month. 


The course is designed for the expectant parents, but is open to anyone wishing to learn these techniques.

  • Teaches CPR and how to help a choking infant or child
  • Offers tips to make your child's environment as safe as possible

One two-hour class and the certificate course is free.  Enrollment is limited, so call early! 

To attend any or all of our classes, call The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center at 315-785-4050 for dates and times.

All classes are all held in the 2nd floor Conference Room (2A) at Samaritan Medical Center, use the Pratt Elevator (C).



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