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Schuyler Hospital announces birthing classes

Schuyler Hospital has released dates for their 2009 birthing and breastfeeding classes. Classes are held on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and cover topics including: the signs and symptoms of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, tools needed to develop coaching strategies, preparation for all types of labor and deliveries, self care and emotional adjustment after giving birth, infant care and breastfeeding techniques.2009 class dates are: January 31, March 28, May 23, July 18, September 12, and November 7.Classes are $35 per session. However, a scholarship program is available, and no one is turned away.To enroll in child birthing classes, call the Stork’s Landing Maternity Department at Schuyler Hospital, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, at (607) 535-8639, ext. 2233 or 2234. Schuyler Hospital has two OB/GYN’s on staff, to meet women’s needs at any age: Dr. William Saks at September Hill Women’s Center in Montour Falls, (607) 535-4645; and Dr. Zarmina Aman at101 First Street (Guthrie Building) in Watkins Glen, (607) 535-7923.

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