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Northern Dutchess Hospital
Neugarten Family Birth Center
6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: (845) 871-3355  (TTY 1-800-421-1220)

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Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital

The Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH) offers progressive and expert maternity care in private, single rooms where you can labor, deliver, recover and room-in with your new baby until discharge.

Opened in 1985 as the first hospital-based birthing center in New York State, we deliver close to 900 babies each year. 

The multidisciplinary team includes physicians and certified nurse midwives on the medical staff of NDH; and because it is a hospital birth center, it also includes nurses, anesthesiologists and support staff who will work together to provide sophisticated, specialized medical care for you and your baby.

Important phone numbers: 

  • Northern Dutchess Hospital (845) 876-3001
  • Prenatal Classes (845) 871-4355
  • Breastfeeding Support Group (845) 871-3365
  • Perinatal Loss Support (518) 537-2400


Schedule a Tour

We invite prospective patients to visit the birth center, meet the caregivers and see firsthand why having your baby here is the best decision you can make.

To schedule a tour, please call (845) 871-3470. 


A Comfortable, Unforgettable Experience

It is our goal to make sure that you have plenty of private time with the newest member of your family. Postpartum rest is vital, and visiting hours are based on your physical and emotional needs. Partners like dads have unlimited visitation with in-room sleeping accommodations available.

Amenities and services include:

  • Comfortable, private birthing suites, complete with bathroom/shower and equipped with state-of-the-art fetal monitors, infant resuscitation equipment and mobile radiant infant warmer
  • The Newborn Channel® on each room's TV
  • A flexible birthing plan
  • A water birth room
  • Expansive waiting area for the family
  • A private operating suite for cesarean births
  • A well-equipped, central nursery available when you need rest
  • Rooming-in for your new baby and a support person
  • Complimentary massage for you
  • Gourmet celebration meal and breakfast buffet

Birth Classes and New Mom Support

The skilled staff provides individual instruction and group classes for new moms and family members covering the basics of baby care and beyond. Fees vary by class and several are complimentary. Classes include:

  • Yoga and Exercise for Pregnant Moms
  • Childbirth, Labor and Delivery
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding
  • Sibling Class to prepare children for the special role of being an older brother or sister
  • Lactation Consultation for assistance with breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Mother and Baby Exercise
  • CPR for Infants
  • Infant and Pre-School Support
  • Infant Play Group
  • Infant Massage Instruction for parents

Check our calendar for upcoming dates, locations, reservations and fees. Or call the birth center at (845) 871-3470.