River & Mountain offers planned hospital birth for those who request it at the Family Birth Place at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston.
The Family Birth Place has spacious birthing rooms, where mothers can labor, give birth and recover with routine newborn rooming in. HealthAlliance has demonstrated a resurgence of progressive, family-friendly care by offering water birth, Centering Pregnancy for clients of the Family Institute and by seeking Baby-Friendly status, which is currently pending following rigorous education about mother-baby attachment, skin to skin contact, delayed cord clamping and breastfeeding. Hospital staff welcome family members and support people and have enthusiastically invited community midwives and the families they serve to experience labor and birth at their local community hospital. For your convenience, River & Mountain has offices in close proximity to the hospital. We offer a variety of care packages designed around your needs and desires.