Parenting

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child, but when it comes treating to a serious injury or illness, knowing what that might be isn’t always clear cut. That’s why Goryeb Children’s Hospital now offers a Bioethics Consultation Service, which helps parents and guardians make difficult decisions about their child’s care. This can be especially useful when the available treatments are complex or there is a difference of medical opinion. Our team is available for group or individual meetings, where they will present the pros and cons of each option, so that patients and their families can make an informed choice. To schedule a consultation, please call 973-971-8929.


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.

Prenatal 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.
Saturday, July 7; 10:00 to 11:30am
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >


Breastfeeding
Learn all about breastfeeding, including health benefits for mom and baby, proper positioning, nutrition and avoiding common problems.
Fee: $50
Wednesday, July 18; 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 >

 
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, July 7 and Sunday, July 15; 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Fee: $200 per couple
  • Three-Week Session
    Wednesdays, September 5, 19 and 26; 6:00 to 9:30pm

    Fee: $160 per couple
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, July 26; 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 >


Help Reverse an Opioid Overdose
Free NARCAN training will include opioid overdose symptoms and prevention strategies, how to administer naloxone, rescue breathing, legal rights, and available support resources. Eligible participants will receive a free NARCAN kit.
Wednesday, July 11; 6:30 to 8:00pm
Chilton Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 973-625-1998, ext. 17.

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 >


Parenting Articles

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Overcontrolling moms and dads -- so-called "helicopter" parents -- can stunt their children's emotional development, new research warns.

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Consumers should stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine because they pose a serious health threat to infants and young children, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.

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Parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 movies if they feel the mayhem is "justified," a new study suggests.

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Progress made in limiting kids' exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests.

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Despite media hype this week around what's being called "dry drowning," a group representing U.S. emergency physicians says the water is still safe for kids this summer.

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