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Pregnant woman prenatal exercise

Atlantic Health System’s prenatal classes can help keep you healthy throughout your pregnancy and prepare you for the arrival of your newborn. Unless otherwise noted, fees are charged per couple.

Learn about our maternity center tours >

Prenatal Programs at Chilton Medical Center

Baby Basics

Fee: $60*
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. Topics include newborn characteristics and daily care; concerns about safety and illness; when to call the pediatrician; how to bathe, diaper and burp a baby; and how to care for the cord. Tips from the “Happiest Baby on the Block” on soothing fussy infants and helping them sleep longer are also included.  
* Grandparents may attend for an additional cost.

June 20, 2024
July 18, 2024
August 15, 2024
September 19, 2024
October 17, 2024
November 21, 2024
December 19, 2024 
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion
242 W. Parkway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Pequannock Township, NJ 07444
To register email>
For more information: 973-831-5333  

Breastfeeding

Fee: $50
Boost your confidence and get off to a good start nourishing your newborn by learning basic breastfeeding techniques from our lactation nurse educators. Topics include proper positioning for mother and baby, achieving a correct latch, common concerns about nutrition, the partner’s role, pumping and storage of breast milk, and returning to work.

June 13, 2024
July 11, 2024
August 8, 2024
September 12, 2024
October 10, 2024
November 14, 2024
December 12, 2024

7:00pm-9:30pm 
Atlantic Health Pavilion 
242 W. Parkway, 2nd Floor Conference Room 
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 
To register email>
For more information: 973-831-5333

Breastfeeding Support Group

Join other moms in an informal and welcoming group that supports breastfeeding mothers and their children. Lactation consultations will also be on hand to answer questions. There is no charge to attend this program.

Every Monday, 11am-12pm (in-person) Every other Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm (alternating in-person & virtual) 
 
For more information (eg. location, zoom link), please contact our Breastfeeding Warm Line: 973-831-5263.  For urgent matters, please contact our Maternity Front Desk: 973-831-5122.

Chilton Medical Center 
Main Hospital 2nd Floor Maternity 
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 
To register email>
For more information: 973-831-5333

Calling All Grandparents!

Fee: $20 per person or $35 per couple
Grandparents can learn about their role in the birth of a baby and new trends in child care. Topics include bathing and cord care, breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, car seat safety and safety in the home.
September 9, 2024
6:00pm - 8:30pm
To register email>
For more information: 973-831-5333

Prepared Childbirth

Fee: $200 for a one-day intensive class.
Expectant mothers and their partners will learn about the stages of childbirth, the role of the partner, coping and breathing techniques, and the postpartum period. A tour of the Chilton Medical Center Maternity Center is included. This class should be completed approximately four weeks before the baby’s due date.

June 1, 2024
July 13, 2024
August 3, 2024
September 7, 2024
October 5, 2024
November 2, 2024
December 7, 2024
9:00am – 3:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion
242 W. Parkway, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
To register email>

For more information: 973-831-5333 

Perinatal Bereavement Ceremony

A Ceremony of Remembrance to remember all of the precious babies who left us too soon.The ceremony will include art therapy, light refreshments and a walk to the remembrance garden for a butterfly release. Family members welcome.

October 12, 2024 
1:00pm-3:00pm
Collins Pavilion
97 West Parkway
Pequannock Township, NJ 07444
To register email>

Prenatal Yoga

Learn the benefits of a mindfulness practice during & after pregnancy.  Explore yoga, meditation and breathing exercises that all support creating a mindful space to help you relax and connect wit your baby. 

This virtual class is held the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.
Fee: $10 for expectant moms only.
To register email>
For more information: 973-831-5333 

Sibling Preparation

Fee: $40 per child; $25 for each additional sibling
Big brothers and big sisters play a very important role in welcoming a new member into the family. This class helps to ease children ages 3 through 10 into this new phase of their lives. Activities include a short video, a holding and diapering practice, and a tour of our maternity center.

Sepember 21, 2024
9:00am - 10:30am
To register email>
For more information: 973-831-5333 

Prenatal Programs at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers

ABCs of Going Home With Your Baby

Fee: $75
Topics include basic infant care, diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, bottle feeding, 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.

Morristown Medical Center
May 13 and May 20, 2024,
Two-part series
June 10 and June 17, 2024,
Two-part series
July 15 and July 22, 2024, Two-part series
August 5 and August 12, 2024, Two-part series
September 16 and September 23, 2024, Two-part series
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual 
Call to register: 973-971-5027
For questions email>

Overlook Medical Center
May 8 and May 9, 2024,
Two-part series
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Virtual 
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For questions email>

Morristown Medical Center
May 5, 2024
June 2, 2024
June 15, 2024
July 7, 2024
July 20, 2024
August 4, 2024
August 10, 2024
September 8, 2024
September 21, 2024
8:00am-1:00pm
Virtual
Call to register: 973-971-5027
For questions email>

Overlook Medical Center
May 18, 2024
8:00am - 1:00pm
Virtual 
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For questions email>

Big Brother and Big Sister

Siblings can learn how to prepare for the arrival of a newborn brother or sister. Topics will include the importance of washing hands, why babies cry, ways siblings can help at home, how to play and bond with babies and fun time with crafts. Please have children bring their favorite stuff animal and a photo of themselves as a baby to the class. The program will conclude with a pizza party and big brother/big sister certificates. For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5200.
This class is held at Overlook Medical Center only.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Part I – Getting Started

Fee: No Charge
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.

Morristown Medical Center
June 3, 2024
June 10, 2024
June 20, 2024
July 3, 2024
July 10, 2024
July 18, 2024
August 7, 2024
August 14, 2024
August 22, 2024
September 11, 2024
September 18, 2024
September 26, 2024
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email

Overlook Medical Center
May 15, 2024
6:30pm-9:00pm
Virtual 
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For questions email>

Breastfeeding Your Baby Part II – Beyond the First Weeks

Fee: $35
This class is for parents who have completed our “Breastfeeding Your Baby Part I” class or who are interested in learning how to pump their own breast milk. Topics include pumping and storing breast milk, maintaining milk supply and returning to work while continuing to breastfeed. Partners are welcome.
This class is held at Morristown Medical Center only.

TBA
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $35 per couple
Virtual
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email

Breastfeeding Support Group: “The First Weeks at Home and Beyond” at Overlook

This classes 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. 

Meet on Mondays
10:00am-11:30am 
Virtual
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For questions email

Meet on Tuesdays
10:00am-11:30am 
In-person
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For questions email

Breathing & Relaxation Class

Fee: $50
Learn breathing and relaxation techniques that you can use during labor and delivery for effective management of discomfort.
This class is held at Morristown Medical Center only.

June 26, 2024
July 11, 2024
August 15, 2024
September 24, 2024
7:00pm – 8:00pm 
Fee:
$50 per couple 
Virtual 
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email

Childbirth Mini Class: Your Baby's Birth

Fee: $75
Topics include the childbirth process, signs and stages of labor, and when to go to the hospital. A tour of our maternity center and a question-and-answer session with a nurse educator are included.

Morristown Medical Center
June 20, 2024
July 23, 2024
August 8, 2024
September 12, 2024
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email>

Especially for Siblings

Fee: $50
Topics include what babies can do and how to safely hold them, ways older siblings can help their parents and tips for adults on easing the transition period for the big brother or sister. A short video and a tour of the maternity center are included. This program is recommended for parents with children ages 3 to 7.
This class is held at Morristown Medical Center only.

June 22, 2024
July 13, 2024
August 10, 2024
September 14, 2024

9:30am – 10:30am 
Virtual 
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email

Great Expectations: Prepared Childbirth and Infant Care for Parents Expecting Twins, Triplets or More

Fee: $100
Topics include how to care for more than one baby at a time, the last few days of pregnancy, signs and symptoms of pre-term labor, and vaginal and cesarean deliveries. A tour of our maternity center and practical advice from moms of the Twins n’ Triplets Mothers Club of Morris County is included.
This class is held at Morristown Medical Center only.

July 27, 2024
October 26, 2024

8:00am - 10:30am
Fee: $100 per couple 
Virtual 
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email

Mindful Pregnancy and Birth

Fee: $200
Expectant couples will learn mindful meditation - a specific breathing and relaxation practice - which can help alleviate stress and anxiousness and can be used with medication to manage labor pain. This class includes most of the material covered in our Prepared Childbirth programs, including stages of labor, comfort measures, labor positions, partner support, medical interventions, choices in pain management and hands-on mindful meditation practice. “Calm Birth” and “Calm Mother” CDs and a tour of our maternity center are included.
This class is held at Overlook Medical Center only.

This is a five-part series held on:
TBA from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For questions email>

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massages are used to alleviate many of the common physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, including back pain, leg cramps, fatigue, muscle tension and anxiety. A signed prescription from your doctor is necessary. For more information and to register, please call 973-971-6301.
This class is held at Morristown Medical Center only.

Prepared Childbirth: Instruction for Labor and Birth

Fee: $150 two-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. This class is also available in Spanish.

Morristown Medical Center
June 8, 2024
July 13, 2024
August 3, 2024
September 7, 2024
8:00am – 1:00pm 
Fee: $150 per couple 
Virtual 
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email>

June 18 and June 25, 2024, Two-part series
July 2 and July 9, 2024, Two-part series
August 6 and August 13, 2024, Two-part series
September 10 and September 17, 2024, Two-part series
6:00pm – 8:30pm 
Fee: $150 per couple 
Virtual
Call to register: 973-971-5027 
For questions email>

Overlook Medical Center

Thursdays
May 16 and May 23, 2024,
Two-part course
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Fee: $150 per couple virtual
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For quesions email>

Saturdays
May 4 and May 11, 2024,
 Two-part course
9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $150 per couple virtual
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For quesions email>

Sundays
May 5 and May 12, 2024, Two-art course
12:00pm - 2:30om
Fee: $150 per couple virtual
Call to register: 908-522-2946 
For quesions email>

Prenatal Programs at Newton Medical Center

Baby Care Class

Join us for this informative in person baby care class presented by Newton Medical Center.  Deadline for registration is three business days before the class.

Expectant mothers and their support person will learn the
tools to care for their newborn. Topics will include basic infant care,
diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, feeding, and when to call the baby’s doctor. Safety issues will also be addressed, including sleeping, cribs, car seats, baby products and baby-proofing your home. An information packet and the “Baby Care” booklet will be mailed to you. 

Fee Structure:
$30.00 expectant mom and guest
AHS Employee 50% discount
NJ Family Care no fee

June 12, 2024
August 14, 2024
October 9, 2024
December 11, 2024
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Newton Medical Center
175 High Street,
Newton, NJ 07860
Call to register:973-940-8740  
For questions email>

Breastfeeding

Join us for this in-person class presented by Newton Medical
Center. Deadline for registration is three business days before the class.

Expectant mothers and their support person will learn various aspects of breastfeeding. This will include breast milk production,
positioning, latch, nutrition, and avoiding common problems to support your breastfeeding experience. An information packet and the “Breastfeeding” booklet will be mailed to you. 

Fee Structure:
$40.00 expectant mom and guest
AHS Employee 50% discount
NJ Family Care no fee

May 8, 2024
July 10, 2024
September 11, 2024
November 13, 2024
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Newton Medical Center
175 High Street,
Newton, NJ 07860
Call to register: 973-940-8740
For questions email>

Prepared Childbirth

Join us for this in person class for expectant mom and their
support person, both should be enrolled prior to class date.  Deadline for registration is three business days before the class.

Presented by Newton Medical Center, this class will cover
the stages of labor, comfort measures, hospital routines, cesarean birth, labor variations, relaxation and breathing techniques, role of the coach, when to call the practitioner, pain management, and the immediate post-partum period.

Please be prepared with a brown bag lunch, 2 pillows and a blanket or yoga mat. An information packet and the “Bridge to Parenthood” booklet will be mailed to you. 

Childbirth classes are held in-person every second Saturday of the month.
Newton Medical Center
175 High Street,
Newton, NJ 07860
Call to register: 973-940-8740
For questions email>

Expectant mother tours maternity center with OBGYN

Maternity Center Tours

We invite expectant mothers to get an inside look at our maternity centers and amenities.