At Samaritan Albany's Birth Center, each mother will have a maternity care coordinator to ensure the mother and baby's needs are met as they consider their birth plan options. OB/GYNs or Certified Nurse Midwives are available to assist mothers through the delivery process. Private suites equipped with Jacuzzis and birthing beds are available for labor and delivery, and mother and baby will be moved to their own private room afterward. If a mother needs a Cesarean section, a surgical suite is available just a few steps away. Women can opt to deliver naturally, or receive pain medication as needed. Free birthing tours are available. Samaritan Albany General Hospital also provides childbirth classes, breastfeeding education, and support groups for expecting and new mothers.