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Chilton Hospital’s Parent Education Division Announces October 2012 Class Schedule

Chilton Hospital’s Community Outreach Department, Parent Education Division, announces its October 2012 schedule. All classes require pre-registration at least one week in advance. For more information and registration, call Janet Amore at (973) 831-5475.

Childbirth Preparation
Learn about the stages of labor and birth, the partner’s role and coping techniques including Lamaze breathing and the postpartum period. Tour of the new MotherBaby Center included.  Pre-registration is $200 and classes are held at Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains (just 1.5 miles from the hospital)

  • Four-week class: Tuesdays, from October 2 to October 23, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Three-week class: Wednesdays, from October 24 to November 14 (no class on Halloween), from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • One-day intensive class: Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Breastfeeding: Wednesday, October 3, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains (just 1.5 miles from the hospital).  Attendees will receive information on benefits of breastfeeding, pre-natal preparation, positioning, nutrition and avoiding common problems. Pre-registration is $40. This class is for moms only.
Baby Basics: Wednesday, October 10, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains (just 1.5 miles from the hospital). Learn the basics: how to bathe, take care of the cord, diaper and burp. In addition, learn some basic steps on how to help infants sleep longer and soothe even the fussiest of babies in minutes, based on the “Happiest Baby on the Block” method. Class is for expectant mother and partner. Grandparents are also welcome for an additional fee. Pre-registration is $45.

New Moms Group: Fridays, October 12 and 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains (just 1.5 miles from the hospital). Come join new moms and their infants for an informal group. Laugh, learn and share your stories with other new moms. Babies welcomed! This free meeting is held every second and last Friday of each month.

Sibling Preparation Class:  Saturday, October 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Chilton Hospital Cafeteria Conference Room.  This class helps to ease older brothers and sisters into this new phase of their lives.  Pre-registration is $40 for the first sibling and $25 for each additional sibling.

Grandparents Class: Thursday, October 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Chilton Hospital Board Room. Old Methods! New Methods! There have been so many changes since your own babies were born. This class will inform new and seasoned grandparents of the current trends and help to develop a better understanding between grandparents and new parents. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss your concerns and the new ideas in childcare. 
Pre-registration is $5.

Ongoing programs: Online education, hospital tour and breastfeeding support

Childbirth Education Online: Are you unable to attend conventional prenatal classes due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints? Chilton Hospital offers a web-based alternative suitable for any parent. The eLearning Childbirth Education Program is an interactive class that covers everything in the Childbirth Preparation program. After signing up, you will receive a password and instructions. Online class is $200, or $25 for those registered for the live Childbirth Preparation class.

Tour of Chilton Hospital’s new Mother Baby Center: Tours are scheduled for Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Please call in advance to register (973) 831-5122.

Breastfeeding Warm Line: Breastfeeding sounds like it would come naturally, but unexpected issues may occur. Problems such as plugged ducts, leaking and other normal occurrences can lead to anxiety and stress. For any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, Chilton Hospital’s MotherBaby Center offers a Breastfeeding Warm Line for support and personalized care. It’s free of charge and your call will be answered within 24 hours. Our specialists, who are available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., can determine whether you need a physician’s order for a lactation consultant. Call (973) 831-5263 to speak to a compassionate professional who understands what you’re going through. If your call is not returned within 24 hours, please call (973) 831-5122.

A full schedule of Parent Education classes and events can be found here.

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the MotherBaby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, the Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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