Pediatrics


Goryeb Children’s Hospital is the first in New Jersey to administer a newly-approved medication in the fight against a rare genetic disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The drug, called nusinersen, aims to stabilize the inevitable progressive muscle weakness that is associated with SMA and, in some cases, improves strength. Our pediatric neuromuscular specialist was an investigator in the clinical trials that led to this medication receiving FDA approval and is experienced in its application. Learn how we treated our first patient with this ground-breaking treatment >
 

Pediatrics 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, for a schedule, fees, class location and to register
for the below Parent Education programs, please call 908-522-2946. Click here to print out 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.

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.

Pediatrics Articles

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Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

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Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

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Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

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Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

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Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

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