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Overlook Medical Center: The Patient Experience
Prenatal Classes at Overlook Medical Center
Unless otherwise noted, all of the below prenatal classes take place at Overlook Medical Center, fees are charged per couple and registration is through our Parent Education Department. Programs are listed in the week of pregnancy we recommend for moms to participate. For specific dates, see our monthly calendars >
Prepared Childbirth: Instruction for Labor and Birth ($150 three-day class; $200 two-day Sunday class; $250 one-day Saturday class)
Topics include the birth process, such as signs and symptoms of labor, stages of labor, when to go to the hospital and what to bring with you; pain management strategies, such as breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, massage, positioning, hydrotherapy, medication options and epidural anesthesia; hospital procedures; cesarean section; and physical and emotional recovery after birth. A tour of our maternity center and childbirth films are included.
Childbirth Mini Class: Your Baby's Birth ($75)
Topics include the childbirth process, signs and stages of labor, and when to go to the hospital. Participants will also view a birthing video and take a tour of our maternity center, which provides an overview of the labor, delivery and postpartum experience at Overlook Medical Center.
ABCs of Going Home With Your Baby ($100)
Topics include basic infant care, diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, when to call the baby’s doctor and how to manage with pets at home. Safety issues will also be addressed, including sleeping, cribs, car seats, baby products and baby-proofing your home.
Breastfeeding Your Baby – Getting Started ($50*)
Topics include breast milk production, skin-to-skin care, positioning and latching, how long and often to feed, and how to tell if the baby is getting enough milk. Partners are welcome. This class is included as part of our all-day Prepared Childbirth sessions.
*Fee is waived only for those who are taking our all-day childbirth class.
Breastfeeding Support Group: “The First Weeks at Home and Beyond”
This support group offers an opportunity for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to engage in open discussion on how to breastfeed successfully. Topics include common issues that arise during feeding, returning to the workplace, and proper use of a breast pump and milk storage.
Mindful Pregnancy and Birth ($200 per couple)
Topics include mindful meditation and breathing, stages of labor, comfort measures and positioning, medical interventions, choices in pain management, and hands-on practices. This class combines most of the material covered in our Prepared Childbirth and Calm Birth programs. Calm Birth and Calm Mother CDs and a tour of our maternity center are included.
Epidural Online Training
View a web-based audio/video health education program from Emmi® regarding epidurals. Please contact Overlook Medical Center's Anesthesiology Department at 908-598-1500 for an access code to view this program. Once you obtain the code, click here and then click on “Watch an Emmi Program.”
Maternity Center Tour – Overlook Medical Center
To register for a tour of Overlook Medical Center's Maternity Center, please call 1-800-247-9580. If you need additional assistance or have questions about a tour, call 908-522-2946. Please note that maternity center tours are included in some of our parent education classes.
Online Childbirth Class (basic program: $120; deluxe program: $160)
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Prenatal Aqua-Aerobics ($100 for six classes)
Topics include gentle movement exercises, water weights and open discussions about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Atlantic Rehabilitation, Morristown, NJ
For a schedule and to register, please call 973-971-5027.