Chilton Medical Center offers a variety of prenatal classes designed for expecting parents and their families. For more information about any of the below programs, please contact Chilton Medical Center's Parent Education Department at 973-831-5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please visit our online calendar >
Baby Basics ($60)*
Babies don’t come with instructions. Get ahead of the game by learning how to care for your newborn before he or she is born. Topics include newborn characteristics and daily care; concerns about safety and illness; when to call the pediatrician; how to bathe, diaper and burp a baby; and how to care for the cord. Tips from the “Happiest Baby on the Block” on soothing fussy infants and helping them sleep longer are also included.
* Grandparents may attend for an additional cost.
Boost your confidence and get off to a good start nourishing your newborn by learning basic breastfeeding techniques from our lactation nurse educators. Topics include proper positioning for mother and baby, achieving a correct latch, common concerns about nutrition, the partner’s role, pumping and storage of breast milk, and returning to work.
Calling All Grandparents! ($20 per person or $35 per couple)
Grandparents can learn about their role in the birth of a baby and new trends in child care. Topics include bathing and cord care, breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, car seat safety and safety in the home.
Maternity Center Tour at Chilton Medical Center
Expectant mothers are welcome to take a half hour tour of our maternity center. Attendees can bring one guest who is 18 years of age or older, in addition to any siblings of the baby.
Maternity Center Tour with “Meet and Greet” at Chilton Medical Center
Women in their second trimester can tour our maternity center. After which, they will have the opportunity to meet other parents and ask questions about what they can expect as they approach their baby’s due date.
Prepared Childbirth ($200 for the 1 day intensive or $160 for the 3 week series)
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 the Chilton Medical Center Maternity Center is included. This class should be completed approximately four weeks before the baby’s due date.
Sibling Preparation ($40 per child; $25 for each additional sibling)
Big brothers and big sisters play a very important role in welcoming a new member into the family. This class helps to ease children ages 3 through 10 into this new phase of their lives. Activities include a short video, a holding and diapering practice, and a tour of our maternity center.