Modern medicine has made most pregnancies routine, but the risk for complications, however minor, remains for some moms and babies. In those instances, the unique skills of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist are necessary. One of our experts, Kolawole Oyelese, MD recently discussed how OB-GYNs with training in high-risk pregnancies can identify women and unborn babies who are likely to have an adverse outcome and enact preventive measures. Often, potential complications can be identified before pregnancy, which is beneficial for patients with a history of pregnancy loss, stillbirth, miscarriage, pre-term birth or genetic disorders. Read more of the interview >

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, July 6 and August 3; 8:30am to 3:30pm 
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Learn about proper positioning, nutrition and breastfeeding health benefits for mom and baby. We’ll also discuss how to avoid common problems.
Fee: $40.00
Tuesday, July 9; 6:30 to 9:00pm
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: $30.00 
August 13; 6:30 to 8:30pm
Hackettstown 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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