March 5, 2015

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Neugarten Family Birth Center

Opened in 1985 as the first hospital-based birthing center in New York State, the Neugarten Family Birth Center delivers close to 900 babies each year. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, midwives, nurses, anesthesiologists and staff work together to provide a high level of sophisticated medical care in a setting that is aesthetically pleasing and conducive to family-centered care. Pain management options and an operating suite for Cesarean births are available.

Mother and baby education is available throughout the entire course of pregnancy and beyond including pregnancy exercise class, lactation services, mother and baby exercise, pregnancy exercise, sibling class, childbirth class, car seat safety checks and infant CPR. Through this state-of-the-art center, our goal is to continue the tradition of providing the very best care for you and your baby by creating a unique and memorable birthing experience.

Also of note, the NDH Maternity service line received a 5 star rating for the fifth year in a row in 2011 from HealthGrades. For information, visit  

Take a Look Around and See For Yourself

There are many benefits to giving birth at Northern Dutchess Hospital. We invite prospective patients to visit the Birth Center, meet the caregivers, and see firsthand why having your baby here is the best decision you can make.

To schedule a tour call 845-871-3470 or to get more information about The Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital, please call 845-871-3355.

For Your Growing Family

The Neugarten Family Birth Center helps families make the birth of a precious new child comfortable and unforgettable. Known for its progressive, high-tech and high-touch environment, the private birthing suites offer each patient a single-room birthing experience, where moms labor, deliver, recover and room-in with their new baby until discharge. The Center has also added a water birth room, expanded its family waiting area and implemented an anti-abduction security system.

The Center's team of physicians, midwives, nurses, and support staff work to customize each birthing experience according to individual patient's needs and wishes. With close to 800 births each year, the Birth Center has earned a reputation for providing progressive and expert maternity care in a comfortable home-like setting.

One of the unique goals of the Center is to make sure that each Mom has plenty of private time with the newest member of the family. Post-partum rest is vital and visiting hours are based on each Mom's physical and emotional needs. Dad and/or the primary support person has unlimited visitation and in-room sleeping accommodations are available.

It's All About You, Your Baby and Your Family

More and more families choose to deliver at The Neugarten Family Birth Center because they know that the staff is fully committed to preparing parents and other caregivers for the great joy and challenge of a newborn - or sometimes even newborns!

Does It Get Any Better Than This?

  • Comfortable, private birthing suites, complete with bathroom/shower and equipped with state-of-the-art fetal monitors, infant resuscitation equipment and mobile radiant infant warmers
  • A flexible birthing plan
  • The option of a birthing tub for both labor and delivery
  • A private operating suite for Cesarean births
  • A well-equipped, central nursery available for when Mom needs to rest
  • Rooming-in for new baby and a support person
  • Complimentary massage for Mom

Knowledge is Power

Skilled staff provides patients with individual instruction, group classes and videotapes covering the basics of baby care and beyond. Each private room offers The Newborn Channel ® and classes are also available for the rest of the family!

  • Yoga & Exercise for Pregnant Moms
  • Childbirth, Labor and Delivery education
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
  • Sibling Class helps prepare children and highlights the special role of an older brother or sister
  • Lactation Consultation for assistance with breastfeeding
  • Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Mother & Baby Exercise Class
  • CPR for Infants
  • Infant & Pre-School Support
  • Play Group
  • Infant Massage Instruction for parents
  • Birth Center Classes (Click for PDF) 



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