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For children with obesity, lifestyle changes alone may not be enough to improve their health. That’s why Goryeb Children’s Hospital now offers Kid-Fit Med – a six-month program that uses supervision from a team of medical professionals to manage obesity and related conditions, like heart disease or pre-diabetes. Children eligible for the program must either have a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile for their age or a lower BMI with weight-associated health problems. Nutritional counseling, physical activity and psychosocial assessments are also typically prescribed to ensure long-term success. Learn more >


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 call 908-522-2946. Click here to view calendars with a full list of programs offered.

2017 Pediatric Mini Med School
This four-session series will cover pediatric obesity, pediatric exams, dermatology, and bereavement and loss in schools.
Fee: $10 per session
Thursdays, May 11 and 18; 7:00 to 9:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
Register now >

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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