Babies born prematurely may be at risk for delays in their fine and gross motor skills, cognitive abilities and language. To help identify these concerns in earlier stages, Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers a NICU Developmental Follow-Up Program designed for infants born sooner than 32 weeks or weighing less than 3 pounds, 4.9 ounces. Our team of professionals screens babies every three to six months until age 3 and refers parents to the appropriate specialists for treatment based on the results. Read how this program helped a local family with premature twins >

Pregnancy 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.

Prepared Childbirth Education
This Lamaze-type class focuses on breathing, relaxation and labor techniques. 
Fee $130
Saturdays, May 4 or June 1; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Learn skills and knowledge about successfully breastfeeding your newborn.
Fee: $40.00
Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information, and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
Baby Care Class
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.
Fee: $30.00
Tuesday, June 11; 6:30 to 8:30pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information, and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
Car Seat Inspection    
Safe Kids-certified child passenger safety technicians will perform free car seat checks and installations.
Fourth Monday of every month, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Sparta Ambulance Squad
14 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
For more information, please call 973-971-4327.

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