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Here are some of the best organizations in the

Hudson Valley to help you care for your newborn.

Crystal Run Healthcare

155 Crystal Run Rd., Middletown,NY 845-703-6999;

Choosing a Crystal Run Pediatrician is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Pediatricians play a key role in keeping your child healthy. So it’s important to choose one who will best meet your needs. At Crystal Run, our pediatric team is made up of pediatricians, family physicians, and internal medicine-pediatricians, all treating children under age the age of 18. Our family-focused physicians are dedicated to caring for your child from infancy to young adulthood as well as educating you on prevention and wellness strategies to keep your kids healthy, active and safe. Our physicians will counsel you on the various stages of infant and toddler development, including milestones to look for at each age, nutrition and exercise guidelines, preventive health strategies and even when to call the doctor. Located in Middletown, Rock Hill and Monroe, our physicians offer extended hours and weekend availability for everything from check-ups, school physicals and sick visits to nutritional guidance. And in an emergency, our pediatric care is available 24/7. For more information or to schedule an appointment, go to our website at

10 Hudson Valley Parent  2012 Baby Guide

Neugarten Family Birth Center

Northern Dutchess Hospital 6511 Springbrook Ave. Rhinebeck;;

Opened in 1985 as the first hospital-based birthing center in New York State, the Neugarten Family Birth Center delivers over 800 babies each year. Their multidisciplinary team of physicians, midwives, nurses, anesthesiologists and staff 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.

They offer mother and baby education throughout the course of pregnancy and beyond including pregnancy exercise classes, lactation services, mother and baby exercise, pregnancy exercise, sibling class, childbirth class, car seat safety checks and infant CPR. Their goal is to continue the tradition of providing the very best care for you and your baby by creating a unique, memorable birthing experience. Also of note, the NDH Maternity service line received a 5 star rating for the fifth year in a row in 2012 from HealthGrades.

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