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Childbirth Lactation Resources


Childbirth Prep

-Lamaze (free resource birthing class) also breastfeeding, VBAC, pain management and infant care classes (34.95ea)

- Birth Basics class by doula Holly Rogalski has both free resource and paid course (197.00)

-US San Diego Emmi Tutorials (free resource) Very clear basic info on several different topics including childbirth, cesarean, postpartum, pain management, diet and nutrition and postpartum depression, all about 20-30 minutes AND available in about 7 different languages!)

-Born Free Birthing -Online Hypnobirthing offering ($300 for 5wk enrollment taught through ZOOM)

-MamaNatural ($264 or 3 $98 payments)

-Family Life Center (local, find them on facebook or google!) 8-wk series on Zoom (next begins 3/24), or email for more info!



-Stanford University: currently free Short course on Breastfeeding

-Tinyhood - all breastfeeding online courses currently free (range from basics, to how to increase supply, troubleshooting, pumping 101) - other courses also available including infant CPR, infant sleep safety sibling classes (from $15.00- $40.00)

Https://natural breastfeeding .com/6245-3/ ( have to double check this oneā€¦

            -La Leche videos on Youtube

-Natural Breastfeeding by Nancy Mohrbacher video instructional

- Family Life Center (local, find them on facebook or google!) Breastfeeding Basics courses taught via Zoom, email Tisha at for more info


Prenatal Yoga / Mother meet-ups

-** - individual classes online payed by venmo from a studio in Brooklyn, NY (kids yoga too!)

-BirthingMama - 30wk online subscription for full pregnancy prenatal yoga

            -Heartspace Yoga (local) online classes through website and facebook

-Janine Yoga (local) offering free Relaxation/Meditations Thursdays/Sundays 8-8:10PM   on facebook, and other classes

-Mother to Mother ZOOM meet up from Family Life Center (local, find them on facebook!)

Resourceful LINKS for information about your pregnancy and lactation:


ICAN (find local chapter for Albany, likely virtual meetings also)

Evidenced Based Birth and podcast also available

AWHONN- Share with women resources

Global health media project (good videos regarding breastfeeding, infant care, labor physiology)

Our website reading room and Facebook page!


At home PDFs and Worksheets/Toolkits from KickAssBirth:

Early labor:

Partner support:

Contraction timing:

Postpartum support:



Rebecca Dekker - evidenced based birth founder with info on epidurals, hydrotherapy, nitrous oxide, movement in labor and many other specific topics!

Social Media (Instagram and Facebook) for education, empowerment, positive birth affirmations:

@thebirthhour  @empoweredbirthproject   @mommylabornurse   @birthingfromwithin


Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology
319 S. Manning Blvd, Suite 201
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-516-6724
Fax: 518-708-8773

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