• Expectant Parent Classes

    Education is one of Bassett's core values. We offer a variety of classes for expecting mothers and new parents. Our courses are an opportunity to provide education, support and community resources to help guide you on a healthy journey through childbirth. All classes are located in Bassett Hall Auditorium, 31 Beaver St., Cooperstown. Parking is located behind the building.


    Breastfeeding Workshop

    A single two-hour class designed for families who are interested in breastfeeding their newborn. The class offers introductory information on why breastfeeding is the best way to feed your infant, how to get started, and how to overcome obstacles. 

    Register here.

    Our instructors: 

    2019 Classes are held from 5:30pm-7:30pm

    • Sept. 24
    • Nov. 4
    • Dec. 9

    Childbirth Preparation Class


    An all-day class which offers the expecting couple information and coping skills that encourage active participation in the labor and delivery process. Plan to take the childbirth education (CBE) class during the seventh and eighth month of your pregnancy. To reserve a space, please register by the fifth month of your pregnancy. Register Here

    Our instructors:

    Elisabeth Tissiere, RN ICBE CLC  - elisabeth.tissiere@bassett.org

    2019 classes (second Saturday of each month - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

    • Sep. 14
    • Oct. 12
    • Dec. 14


    Saturday classes run from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Morrissey Conference Room,
    Cobleskill Regional Hospital, 178 Grandview Dr., Cobleskill.
    Please park in the Emergency Department parking lot, come in the main entrance,
    to the right of the emergency room. Check in at the registration desk.
    Register here

    • Aug. 24
    • Sept. 28
    • Nov. 23

    Childbirth Preparation 3-Part Class

    We also offer three-day evening childbirth education class sessions on Tuesdays at Bassett Hall's Chapel. Register here

    2019 classes (Offered on Tuesdays) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Sept. 10, 17, & 24
    • Oct. 8, 15, & 22
    • Nov. 5, 12, & 19


    Parenting Class

    Now babies come with instructions! Join our expert Birthing Center registered nurses to learn about; what newborns look like, baby care, infant safety and much more. Register here.

    2019 classes: Are held Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00PM

    • October 2
    • December 4