Pregnancy

Meet Kathryn. When she was 12 weeks pregnant, her OB-GYN identified three significant risks to her pregnancy and referred her to the specialists at Atlantic Maternal Fetal Medicine. They provided expert care with a personal touch and successfully helped perform an aversion procedure to correct the position of Kathryn’s baby after it had become fully breech. Watch more of her story and see why she recommends Atlantic Maternal-Fetal Medicine to friends and family >




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
Tuesday, July 10; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Newton Medical Center
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, July 14; 8:30am to 3:30pm
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.
 
Baby Care Class
Babies don’t come with instructions. Get ahead of the game by learning how to care for your newborn before he/she is born.
Fee: $30
Tuesday, August 14; 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 651, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
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.
Newton Medical Center
Wednesdays, July 11, August 8 and September 12; 7:00 to 8:00pm
Saturdays, July 14, August 11 and September 15; 10:00 to 11:00am
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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Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a pregnant woman's risk of preterm delivery with up to 80 percent accuracy.

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Many first-time mothers have mistaken ideas about managing the pain of childbirth, a new survey reveals.

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Children who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb may score higher on certain tests of mental abilities at the age of 12, a small, preliminary study suggests.

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Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby's birth weight.

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Pregnant women may want to skip all soft drinks while they're expecting if they want their child's learning and memory skills to be sharper, new research suggests.

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