Parenting

The fall festivities at Ort Farms have included a corn maze for more than 10 years, but after Superstorm Sandy, the attraction became a means of recognizing local nonprofit organizations. This year, the Long Valley-based business chose to honor Goryeb Children’s Hospital, using our name and logo to form the elaborate twists and turns of the eight-acre maze. Additional family-friendly activities at Ort Farms include pumpkin picking, pony rides and food tents. Partial proceeds from the corn maze will benefit Goryeb. View pricing and hours of operation >



Parenting 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. Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place at Overlook Medical Center. For a schedule, fees and to register for the below Parent Education programs, please visit our website or call 908-522-2946.

Crohn’s and Colitis NJ Fall Patient Education Symposium
Learn about current inflammatory bowel disease treatments and how kids are leading the way when it comes to the past, present and future of IBD.
Fee: $10
Thursday, October 26; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
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Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and Choking
Learn how to perform CPR and airway clearance on adults, children, and infants. This course is an overview and does not have a certification card.
Monday, October 23; 10:00am to Noon
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Prepared Childbirth:  Instruction for Labor and Birth
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. This class is also available in Spanish.

Childbirth Mini Class: Your Baby's Birth
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.

Mindful Pregnancy and Birth
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 program.

ABC’s of Going Home with Your Baby
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
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.


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