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Parent Education at Chilton

Parent Education at Chilton Medical CenterIf only kids came with instructions. Truth be told, all parents can all use a little help every now and then! Whether you’re new on the job or a seasoned veteran, Chilton Medical Center can be a valuable resource for family health. We offer a host of courses, seminars and special events on all kinds of parenting topics.

Summer 2014 Classes >
(Registration form is included)

Classes are held in the following locations:

  • Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains
  • Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains
  • Babies “R” Us, 465 U.S. Highway 46 West, Totowa

Sign up by mailing in our registration form, or call us for more information at 973-831-5475. Please note that confirmation letters will only be sent for Childbirth Preparation classes. Call for location of classes. 


Classes

Childbirth Preparation Course
Nervous? Excited? A little of both? Get ready for your special delivery by learning everything you need to know, including: stages of labor and birth, the partner's role, coping techniques (Lamaze breathing and other methods of relaxation), pain management options, postpartum care and preparing for parenthood. This comprehensive, four-week session program addresses every aspect of childbirth and wraps up with a tour of Chilton's new Mother Baby Center.  

Three-week session:
7:00 to 9:30pm
Wednesdays, July 9, 16 and 23
Tuesdays, July 29, August 5 and 12
Wednesdays, September 3, 10 and 17
Fee: $160 per couple
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One-Intensive Childbirth Preparation - The Short Version
No time for classes? No problem. Join us for an intensive one-day session that covers the same material as our childbirth preparation course, tour included. Please bring your own lunch.
9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, July 12, August 9 or September 13
Location:
Chilton Health Network, 2nd Floor
Fee: $200 per couple
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Childbirth Education Online
Are you unable to attend conventional prenatal classes due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints? Chilton Medical Center 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/Lamaze program. After signing up, you will receive a password and instructions.
Fee: $200
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Breastfeeding
Receive information on benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, nutrition and avoiding common problems.
7:00 to 9:30pm
February 5, April 1 and June 11 Tuesday, July 8 (couples); Wednesday, August 6 (mom only); or Tuesday, September 9 (couples)
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Baby Basics
If you're wondering about bottles, burpies and binkies, join us for a class covering all the baby basics. You'll get the skinny on bathing your newborn, diapering, handling fussy babies, and getting your infant to sleep through the night...so you can, too!
7:00 to 9:30pm

July 30, August 13 or September 24
Fee: $45 per couple
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Free Programs

Baby's First Six Months
Spend an evening with one of our pediatricians, who will discuss parenting in the first six months of life as well as important decisions to make before baby is born. Topics include newborn care, immunizations, allergies, crying, signs of illness, safety and more.
7:30 to 9:00pm
Tuesday, September 6
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New Moms Group
Connect with other new moms and their infants in this informal networking group. Laugh, learn and share stories about motherhood... while getting out of the house, too! Babies welcome.
Fridays, 10:30 to Noon
July 25, August 8 and 29 and September 12 and 26
 
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Relating to Motherhood
Motherhood is time filled with countless joys, but it is also guaranteed to be challenging and stressful. In our "Relating to Motherhood" group, we offer a safe and confidential place to explore your emotions and all that comes with being a mom. Topics include: baby care, sleep issues, body image, work/life balance, taking care of yourself and understanding powerful hormones during the postpartum period. The group is also open to topics introduced by those present. We welcome all mothers with babies up to one year of age. This is a perfect opportunity to get information and support during the adjustment period with your baby and beyond. A light dinner will be served. Pre-registration is required. Childcare provided at a nominal cost and requires advance registration. Please call 973-831-5475 for details.
Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:30pm
July 8 and 29, August 12 and 26 and September 9 and 30
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Breastfeeding Warm Line
Breastfeeding sounds like it would come naturally, but unexpected issues may occur.  Problems such as plugged ducts, leaking and other normal occurences can lead to anxiety and stress.  For any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, Chilton Medical Center'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 9:00am and 1:00pm, can determine whether you need a physicians' 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.

For more information on any of our Parent Education programs, call 973-831-5475.
 

CPR Training

For a full list of CPR  and similar life-saving classes at Chilton Medical Center, please visit www.AtlanticAmbulance.org.

 




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