Pregnancy

If you’re expecting a child and are looking for some additional support during labor and delivery beyond what your birth partner can provide, our hospital doula service may be right for you. Not to be confused with midwives, hospital doulas assist with non-medical care, such as relaxation and comfort measures, breathing patterns, changing birth positions, emotional support and more. See further details and how to arrange this service >





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.
 
Breastfeeding
Learn skills and knowledge about successfully breastfeeding your newborn.
Fee: $40
Saturday, September 11; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Prepared Childbirth Education
This Lamaze-type class focuses on breathing, relaxation and labor techniques. 
Fee $130
Saturday, September 15; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Maternity Center Tours
Take a tour of Newton Medical Center’s Maternity Center. Please arrive in the hospital lobby 15 minutes before the tour starts; one of our nurses will meet you and bring you to our center.
Wednesday, September 12; 7:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday, September 15; 10:00 to 11:00am
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
Newton Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad, 68 Sussex Street, Newton, NJ
For more information, please call 973-383-3377.

 

Pregnancy Articles
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Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds.

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People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery.

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Young pregnant women who are obese may face a higher risk of changes in heart structure and function, a small new study suggests.

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Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests.

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Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the risk of pregnancy-related high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a new study finds.

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A two-drug combination is more effective than a single drug for women suffering miscarriage, a new study finds.

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