Saratoga County Childbirth Resources

SaratogaMama provides the most comprehensive listing of childbirth and mama/baby resources in Saratoga County.  Explore your options for the best pre & post-natal care.  Feel free to add your own comments below!

Find an OB/GYN or Midwife

Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology – 59 Myrtle Street, Suite 100, Saratoga Springs
Myrtle Street offers seventy years of combined physician experience. Their doctors, along with a midwife and nurse practitioners, offer women the personalized options in health care they deserve. Conveniently located on Myrtle Street in Saratoga Springs, across from Saratoga Hospital.

Women’s Care in Obstetrics & Gynecology – 6 Carpenter Lane, Saratoga Springs
Women’s Care in OB/GYN has been serving the needs of women for over 60 years. Women’s Care offers comprehensive care, including gynecological care, obstetrical care, screening and diagnostic services.

Saratoga Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates -7 Wells Street, Saratoga Springs
We offer complete obstetrical care, from prenatal counseling to delivery and post-partum attention.  We perform ultrasound in our office.  If you have previously had a cesarean section, we will evaluate whether your next delivery can be a safe vaginal birth.
(518) 587-1553

Family Life Midwifery (homebirth practice) – Tisha Graham, Certified Professional Midwife
Offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs

Three Sisters Midwifery Care
The midwives, doulas and monitrices of Three Sisters offer women and families holistic pregnancy, birth and postpartum support services, including homebirth midwifery, hospital labor support and lactation counseling.
406 Fulton St Troy, NY 12180
(518) 588-7122

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC – K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM
An independent midwifery practice serving Albany, Troy, Schenectady and the surrounding areas.
Local Care Midwifery, PLLC offers high quality, compassionate, personalized care for healthy women of all ages. Services include well woman care (gynecological) and urgent care, as well as home birth services.
213 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180
(518) 238-3469

Sage-femme Midwifery – Kelly McDermott CNM/CPM LM
Provides home/hospital midwifery care; Individualized prenatal care, counseling, education and support for the childbearing year; holistic GYN and primary care for women.
706 Madison Ave, Albany, 12208
(518) 813 9290 or (518) fax 813 9291

Family Life Midwifery Care– Homebirth Services
Betsy Mercogliano, LM, CPM,CCE,CLC,RN
Doula Services
Active Birth Childbirth Education


Find a Doula
Albany Doula – Cara Del Favero, CLC, PCD, AAS, OSHA Certified Placenta Handler
Offering birth and postpartum doula assistance, lactation counseling, placenta encapsulation, tinctures and other preparations, natural childbirth education classes, classes for birth professionals, pregnant belly casting and Blessingway ceremonies.
[email protected]

Tree of Life Massage & Doula Services – Krick Wahl, LMTTree of Life Massage & Doula Services
229 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 859-9809
[email protected]

Katie Cartwright, LMT CD(DONA)
Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Birth Doula offering support for families since 2003.
[email protected] 

Erica DeBie (CD DONA) – certified Doula and baby nurse specializing in multiples
[email protected]

Melinda Kane – Birth Doula
providing support for pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period
[email protected]

Labor with Love – Linda Seeman
A local doula offering hypno birthing classes both private and in a group setting.  Also offers prenatal, labor and birth support.
518- 583-2344
[email protected]

Love You 4Ever Doula Services – Bridget Epiphanie
Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor.
(518) 796-4558
[email protected]


Find Childbirth Education Saratoga Hospital Childbirth Education

Glens Falls Hospital Childbirth Education

Bellevue Medical Center Childbirth Education

Erin McKinney, LMT, AAHCC – Prenatal/ Birth/ Postpartum Massage Therapist/ Instructor
Bradley Method Childbirth Educator
Infant Massage Instructor
[email protected]

ICAN of the Capital District
A chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network
Providing education and peer support for cesarean prevention, cesarean recovery, VBAC and family-centered cesareans.
[email protected]


Find Lactation Support

La Leche League of Saratoga County

Capital Area Breastfeeding Support – Jeannine Jacobs, B.A., IBCLC
– Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes (Breastfeeding Basics)
– Back to Work/School Preperation Classes for Breastfeeding Mothers
– One on One Consultations
– Breastfeeding Support by Phone and Email
[email protected]

Lois DelSette, RN, IBCLC  -15 Rock St, Saratoga Springs
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
(518) 505-7835

Sisterhood Lactation Services – Kathryn Kos, CLEC
Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, Breastfeeding Education and Counseling
(518) 261-1430
[email protected]

Tender Care Doula Services – Amy Breese, PCD(DONA),CLC
Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor
[email protected]

Albany Doula – Cara Del Favero, CLC, PCD, AAS, OSHA Certified Placenta Handler
[email protected]

Breastfeeding Matters in the Capital Region -Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC
(518) 399-5148
[email protected]

Love You 4Ever Doula Services – Bridget Epiphanie
Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor.
(518) 796-4558
[email protected]


Community Services for Families (WIC/EOC, etc)
Saratoga County EOC/WIC – 39 Bath Street, Ballston Spa, NY  12020  518-288-3232
The WIC (Women Infants & Children) Program provides nutrition counseling and supplemental food program for low income pregnant, breastfeeding women or infants and children up to five. The goal of the program is to provide nutrition education and the food, which promote healthy living enabling the best outcomes for mothers’ pregnancies and their children. Breastfeeding is promoted.

Birthright – 518-885-4117

Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-342-3720

Capital District Child Care Council – 518-426-7181

Franklin Community Center – 518-587-9826

Planned Parenthood, Saratoga – 518-584-0041  & Clifton Park – 518-383-1783

Saratoga Center for the Family – 518-587-8008

Capital Area Postpartum Support – 518-955-6770
A group meets the third Thursday of every month starting November 17th, 2011 at Saratoga Springs Library.

Postpartum Support Helpline: 1-855-631-0001


Baby Concierge Services


Prenatal and Post Baby Fitness

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program that helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment.  Baby Boot Camp classes offered in Clifton Park and Loudonville.  Call Britta at 518-222-5642