Parenting

There are nearly half a million children in the United States with active epilepsy. If your child is one of them or suffers from undiagnosed seizures, finding the right treatment early on increases his or her chances of leading a normal life. Goryeb Children’s Hospital has a Level 4 Epilepsy Center – the highest designation achievable – that offers all of the latest treatments, including medications, Ketogenic diets, neurosurgery and clinical trials. Sometimes epilepsy is caused by a brain tumor, in which case, we’ll refer you to our multidisciplinary team of pediatric brain and spine tumor specialists. They’re trained in a variety of neurosurgical procedures, including minimally invasive techniques that shorten recovery times. Learn more about pediatric epilepsy and brain and spine tumors >

Parenting Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 
Childbirth Preparation
Expectant mothers and their partners can learn about the stages of childbirth, the role of the partner, coping and breathing techniques, and the postpartum period. A tour of our Mother Baby Center is included. This class should be completed approximately four weeks before the baby’s due date.
 
  • One-Day Intensive Class
    Saturday, September 7 or October 5; 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Fee: $200 per couple
  • Three-Week Series
    Wednesdays, September 4, 18 and 25; 7:00 to 9:30pm
    Fee: $160 per couple

     
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >

Breastfeeding
Learn all about breastfeeding, including health benefits for mom and baby, proper positioning, nutrition and avoiding common problems.
Fee: $50
Thursday, September 12 or October 10; 7:00 to 9:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Calling All Grandparents!
Learn today’s best-practice techniques in baby rearing. Topics include basic infant care, feeding choices and safety in the crib, at home and in the car.
Monday, September 16; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Baby Basics
Expectant mothers and their partners can learn how to bathe, diaper and burp a baby, as well as how to care for the cord. Tips from the “Happiest Baby on the Block” on soothing fussy infants and helping them sleep longer will also be provided. Grandparents may attend for an additional cost.
Fee: $60
Thursday, September 19; 7:00 to 9:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Sibling Preparation
Children ages 3 to 10 learn how to make the transition to big brother or sister.
Fee: $40 for the first sibling, $25 for each additional
Saturday, September 21; 9:00 to 10:30am
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Perinatal Bereavement Ceremony
Families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of an infant may find solace in art therapy and a walk through our chapel’s labyrinth to the remembrance garden. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, October 13; 2:00 to 4:00pm
Chilton Medical Center, Board Room
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Breastfeeding Support Group
Join other moms in an informal and welcoming group that supports breastfeeding mothers and their children. Lactation consultations will also be on hand to answer questions.
  • Mondays; 11:00am to Noon
  • Every other Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Healthy Moms
New and expectant moms can learn how to stay healthy during and after pregnancy through a variety of techniques, including prenatal yoga, infant massage, essential oils, nutrition, strollercize and more.
Third Saturday of every month; Noon to 1:00pm
(Immediately following second trimester maternity center tour)
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Pre/Postnatal Healthy Living
Learn how to stay healthy during and after pregnancy through a variety of techniques, including prenatal yoga, infant massage, essential oils, nutrition, strollercize and more.
Third Saturday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >

Maternity Center Tours
Expecting mothers and one guest 18 years of age or older are welcome to take a tour of Chilton Medical Center's Maternity Center.
First Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 7:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >

Second Trimester Maternity Center Tours
Expecting mothers and one guest 18 years of age or older are welcome to take a tour of Chilton Medical Center's Maternity Center. Participants can also meet other expectant parents, learn about the second half of pregnancy and take part in a Q&A with a registered nurse.
Third Saturday of every month; 11:00am to 12:15pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >


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Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- Many people wait until they're older to have children, and that decision can raise the risk of problems like infertility and genetic abnormalities. But new research suggests there may be at least one benefit to having children later in life.

The study found that kids with at least one older parent were less likely to be defiant rule-breakers or physically aggressive.

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