Samaritan Programs

The following Childbirth Prep/Family Classes and programs are offered by Samaritan Health Services.  Visit Samaritan Health Services for more information or to register online for the classes listed below.

All About Breastfeeding

Learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, how to establish a good milk supply and prevent common problems, as well as nutrition during lactation and normal feeding behavior in the early weeks.

Who can attend?  Expectant parents

Cost:  Free

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
Pre-registration is not required
Call for information: (541) 768-5244

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
525 N Santiam Hwy.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Call for information: (541) 451-7872

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Caring For Your New Baby

Learn how to hold, burp, bathe and diaper your baby.  We’ll discuss skin and circumcision care, infant crying, bottle feeding, breastfeeding and much more.

Who can attend?  Expectant parents

Cost:  Free

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

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Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze

Expectant parents learn about relaxation and breathing techniques, the roles of a labor companion, benefits and risks of medication, feeding, infant care and bonding.

Who Can Attend?  Expectant parents

Cost:  Varies depending on location

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
Call for information, (541) 768-4887

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
525 N Santiam Hwy.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Call for information, (541) 451-7872

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Childbirth Preparation In A Weekend

Too busy for a six-week series? You’ll learn all about labor and birth, complications, breathing and relaxation. Class includes a tour and birth film. Best if class is completed at least four weeks before your due date.

Who can attend?  Expectant parents

Cost:  Varies depending on location

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
Call for information, (541) 768-4887

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Your Growing Family: Becoming a new Sister or Brother

Recommended for children 30 months or older, this class helps begin the process of sibling preparation and familiarizes children with the hospital.

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

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Breastfeeding Lifestyle

Learn about breastfeeding for those first weeks and months after your baby’s birth.  Topics will include breast pumps, pumping and storing milk, and how to make the transition back to work while breastfeeding easier.  We discuss developing a personal plan for returning to work and the challenges for breastfeeding during the first few months.  Breastfeeding babies are welcome.  Most beneficial after the sixth month of pregnancy, or in the first weeks after the birth of your baby.

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

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Your Incredible Newborn

Learn about your baby’s normal characteristics and behaviors.  Newborn physical examination, blood tests and medications given will be explained.  Learn about child-proofing your home and how to buy for your baby safely and practically.

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

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Family and Friends Infant CPR

Learn how to reduce the risk of SIDS, prevent injuries and choking, recognize emergencies such as cardiac arrest or breathing difficulties, perform CPR, phone 911 and transfer a child to advanced care personnel.

Cost:  Varies depending on location

How to register:

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
Call for information: 541-768-4887

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Hope for Mothers

Every new baby is one-of-a-kind, and so is every mom.  Some women seem to sail through pregnancy and motherhood with ease.  Others ride a roller coaster of emotions, feeling happy and excited one minute, and lonely or sad the next.  Our goal is to make sure you receive the highest quality care and support possible.  We offer compassionate support, education and valuable resources to women and their families who are suffering from emotional or mental health issues related to childbearing, known as Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders or PMADs.  This is also commonly called postpartum depression.  We provide a healthy and safe environment in which both mother and baby can thrive together.  Through our peer support groups, women will feel heard, supported, and encouraged.

Cost:  Free

How to register:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Call for information: (541) 812-4301

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
525 N. Santiam Highway
Lebanon, OR
97365
Call for information: 541-451-7872