Roasting chestnuts and watching a yule log may be seasonal favorites, but fireplaces pose significant hazards. If your family intends to enjoy the comforts of a fire, safety experts at Atlantic Health System recommend that you have working smoke detectors installed on every level of the house and near each sleeping area. You should also practice regular fire drills with your children and ensure that they know how to escape the house in two minutes or less. Read 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 Morristown Medical Center. For a schedule, fees and to register for the below Parent Education programs, please visit our website or call 973-971-5027.

Newark Boys Holiday Chorus
Listen to the sounds of the season as performed by the Newark Boys Chorus, who are renowned for their diversified repertoire of traditional classical music, spirituals, folk music and jazz.
Friday, December 8; Noon to 1:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

  Childbirth Mini Classes: Your Baby's Birth
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.

ABC’s of Going Home with Your Baby
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.

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

Parent Support Group for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents can receive emotional support and learn how to cope with the challenges of raising a child with autism. The group is professionally led by a licensed psychotherapist.
First Thursday of every month, 11:00am
Child Development and Autism Center
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine, Suite 250
435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-8906.

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