Pregnancy

Despite the best preparations, things can change quickly during labor and delivery. That’s why Newton Medical Center has board-certified OB/GYN hospitalists available 24/7 to provide primary care assistance in emergencies, coordinate care with nurses and ensure patient safety, above all else. This service is especially comforting to women who may worry if something unforeseen happens during their pregnancy and their regular doctor or midwife cannot make it to the hospital in time. Read more >




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, November 13; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Newton Medical Center, 175 High St, Newton, 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, December 1; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center
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
Tuesday, December 11; 6:30 to 8:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
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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Overweight in Pregnancy? Here's How to Keep Excess Pounds at Bay

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 -- Heather Kinion never spent much time thinking about her weight. But when she got pregnant, that changed.

"My sister had a baby a few years before me and had gained a bunch of weight, and she still hadn't lost it when I got pregnant," Kinion said. So the Chicago-area mom-to-be was happy to sign up for a nutritional counseling program her doctor's office was offering as part of a study.

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