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Mothers in the Middle: A New Way to Get to Know Your Birth Center

The Mothers in the Middle program at Burdett Birth Center offers extra opportunities for instruction and guidance on how we at Burdett do things and what parents’ options are.

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Maternity Nurses Share Which Items Should be in Your Maternity Bag

We asked our maternity nurses which items should be packed in maternity bags to make the Burdett Birth Center experience the best it can be.

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Everything You Need to Know About Teething

It’s been a few months and your baby has finally developed a normal (or semi-normal) sleeping schedule. Then, out of nowhere, he or she becomes sleepless at night. What could it mean? There’s a chance that your baby has begun the teething stage of infancy.

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Burdett Birth Center Participates in AHA’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” Program

Burdett Birth Center is proud to participate in the Little Hats, Big Hearts program, distribute red hats to newborns, and help raise awareness about heart disease and congenital heart defects.

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Breastfeeding FAQs: “How Often Should I Nurse?” and More Questions for New Moms

At Burdett Birth Center, we believe that evidence-based lactation care is every family’s right. In this installment, we address nursing frequency, cues that babies are ready to be fed and how long mothers should breastfeed their babies.

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Great News: We’re Now “Burdett Birth Center”!

We’re happy to share with you that we’ve changed our name from “Burdett Care Center” to “Burdett Birth Center.” Since we’re Rensselaer County’s only maternity hospital, we wanted our name to reflect our primary focus: providing personalized birth experiences. The new name, effective January 3, does that.

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‘Tis the Season: Our Favorite Holiday-Themed Pregnancy Announcements!

We scoured the internet, to find and share our favorite pregnancy announcements that’ll help make the holidays a bit merrier and brighter. Whether it’s in person, through a holiday card or via your Facebook page, these creative announcements are sure to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces!

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Protecting Children & Pregnant Women from the Flu

It’s flu season and while no one wants to get sick, for children and expectant mothers the flu can be especially debilitating.

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New Breastfeeding Regulations Coming to NYS in 2017

Beginning in January, one of the top goals of the New York State Prevention Agenda will be increasing the percentage of infants who are exclusively breastfed, while reducing disparities.

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AAP’s Updated Safe Sleep Guidelines: Room-Sharing to Prevent SIDS

Since the launch of the Safe to Sleep campaign in 1994, the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, in the United States has dropped by more than 50%. The latest AAP guidelines have a new emphasis on room-sharing to further reduce the occurrence of SIDS.

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