Pregnancy

Maternity Pavilion Tour and Open House

Wednesday, April 11 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy's monthly tour of The Berkow Maternity Pavilion and family health information open house. Newly expectant parents are invited to tour and learn about the maternity unit’s modern comforts, designed to provide a calm and relaxing birthing experience.

Participants are asked to meet in the main lobby of Raritan Bay-Perth Amboy, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Registration required, call 1-800-560-9990 and reference zip code 08861.


Children's Counseling

Hackensack Meridian Health offers a variety of counseling services, including age-specific group therapy, a therapeutic after-school program for children ages 7 to 13, and traditional individual and family therapy. Call 732-869-2784, ext. 2, for registration, schedules and fees.


Baby Talk: Infant Care 101

This class provides all of the skills and information needed to care for your newborn at home during the first weeks. Emphasis is on hands-on practice with dolls as parents learn to hold and soothe, bathe and feed their newborns. For a complete list of dates and locations or to register for an upcoming class, please call 1-800-560-9990 or visit our online events calendar.


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