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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
    Saturdays, March 2 and April 6; 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Fee: $200 per couple

     
  • Three-Week Session
    Wednesdays, March 6, 13 and 20; 7:00 to 9:30pm or April 10, 17 and 24; 7:00 to 9:30pm
    Fee: $160 per couple
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >
 
Calling All Grandparents
Becoming a grandparent is both a joyous and challenging event. This refresher course covers basic infant care, feeding choices, safe sleep and security at home and in the car.
Fee: $20 per person, $35 per couple
Monday, April 8; 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 >

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 >
 
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
Thursdays, March 21 and April 11; 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 >
 
Breastfeeding
Learn all about breastfeeding, including health benefits for mom and baby, proper positioning, nutrition and avoiding common problems.
Fee: $50
Thursday, March 7; 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 >
 
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
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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