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Sofia was frightened when doctors diagnosed her daughter, Gianna, with a form of epilepsy caused by a brain tumor. Goryeb Children’s Hospital, however, gave her much needed hope. Using a high-tech monitoring system, our specialists determined that Gianna’s seizures were not coming from areas of the brain that controlled vital functions, which made her a good candidate for surgery. Gianna is now seizure-free thanks to the operation and according to her surgeon, has a very good chance of staying that way for the rest of her life. Read more of her story >




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, December 7; 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Fee: $200 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, December 12; 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 >

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, December 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 >

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 >

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 >

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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Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: Survey

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- Protections may be in place for employees who breastfeed, but the onus is on working moms to seek out the resources they need, according to a University of Georgia survey.

"We know that there are benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the infant, and we know that returning to work is a significant challenge for breastfeeding continuation," said lead author Rachel McCardel, a doctoral student in UGA's College of Public Health.

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