Saratoga County Childbirth Resources

SaratogaMama 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]

Birthing Beautiful Memories – Malinda Davis CD(DONA)
Birth and Postpartum Doula Services
Supporting families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
(315) 408-7376
[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]

Saratoga Doula Services – Alysa Arnold, PCD(DONA), CLC
Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor
(518) 429-8680
[email protected]

Melinda Kane – Birth Doula (out of country until 2014)
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]

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

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

Sacred Moments Doula – Amanda Mody, M.S.ed
Services Offered: Birth Doula and Reiki Practitioner
Serving: Greater Capital Region and Southern Adirondacks
[email protected]

Tender Care Doula Services – Amy Breese, PCD(DONA),CLC
Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor
[email protected]
The Doula Network is another local resource to find a childbirth professional or doula in the capital region.


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 – 40 New St, Saratoga Springs  –  518-587-8848
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






  1. She is certified as a childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula by several organizations and is also a trainer for ICEA and DONA.

  2. Heather, our lactation consultant, worked with her on breast feeding and we have been giving both mom and baby round the clock care.

  3. Does anyone have a ob/gyn doctor that they recommend(female). Just moved here and also found out I’m pregnant.


  4. I’m a local photographer specializing in newborns under 2 weeks old. I would love to get the word out however possible!

  5. I am a licensed massage therapist, certified in Pregnancy massage, a Reiki practitioner, an Integrative Energy worker among many other healing modalities. I enjoy working with women through all stages of pregnancy, including pre pregnancy and post pregnancy. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions at (518) 209-1150. My best to you.

  6. Mary Beth says:

    I am a newcomer to Saratoga as well, and I am looking for an infertility clinic. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!

  7. Mary Beth, I would suggest you book a consult with Albany IVF. Obviously given their name, they will likely favor IVF however they do provide other treatments. If you are looking for someone to do testing and discuss less invasive options, perhaps Dr. Ellen Biggers, OB-GYN with Seton health may be able to help? She is great with serving the array of women’s needs during reproductive years.

  8. Hi Mamas!
    I’ll be moving into the area in about 6 months or so and need to find a homebirth midwife who does routine well woman care. I want great care for myself and the option of home births for future children. I currently have 2 homebirthed children ages 2 and 1. I see the list above but am more interested in hearing from personal experiences. Is it sad that the one person I’ll miss the most when I move is my midwife? I love her!

  9. Lisa Cartier and Heidi Homer offer Holistic Birth and Natural Fertility Coaching, Monitrice/Birth Doula services, Post Partum Doula Care, Childbirth Education, Certified Lactation Counseling, Licensed Massage Therapy, Reiki and Integrative Energy Therapy. Serving the Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs area in upstate NY. Please call for details (518) 209-1150. Namaste :-)

  10. Moving to the area and looking for a Doula, possibly a midwife. I would like a birthing center where I can deliver in a tub, but if that is not possible, I am seeking a home birth – help!

  11. Bonnie Farrelly says:

    Hi Prenatal Goddesses,
    I am a prenatal, postnatal and restorative yoga teacher. I teach prenatal classes at Saratoga Springs Yoga on Phila Street and at the Wilton Branch of the Saratoga Regional YMCA. I also teach privates and semi-privates along with yoga at Congress Park during the spring and summer. Prenatal yoga includes yoga poses, labor poses, breathing techniques, meditation, imagery and laughter. If you have any questions please email me at [email protected]. Keep smiling!!

  12. Hi, I am a first time mom to a three month old. Please, whatever you do, do NOT hire Lisa Cartier. Wishing you all health and happiness

  13. I’m newly certified as a Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula through CBI, I am looking to work part time as well as teach and I’m looking to hook up with some other Doulas that I could use a back up support in the event I could not attend a birth. I also offer private Childbirth classes. Just looking for some contacts and some advice. This site looks extremely helpful and supportive of many. Any help you could give me would be great. I’m working on my Devine Doula website, should be up and running by June I hope!

  14. After my first daughter was born, I paid $200 to participate in an 8-week group for moms with babes the same age as mine. The group met once a week and was facilitated by a lactation consultant. It was the best money I have ever spent as all the moms became close and remain great friends and support for one another. I am looking for something like that in/near Saratoga as I’ll be bringing my newborn home from NICU around the beginning of August. Any recommendations on a group most appreciated! Thanks, Meghan

  15. Looking for pro-life OB Practice with Dr. that delivers at Saratoga Hospital; any suggestions? Thanks, Ellen

  16. Only Myrtle street has privileges at Saratoga Hospital currently.

  17. I go to OB/GYN Health Center Associates of Clifton Park and see Dr. Bruce.

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