Maternal Child Pavilion
Welcome to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s James L. Breen, M.D. Obstetrical
Pavilion. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology delivers over 5,000
babies annually, one of the largest programs in New Jersey.
The birth of a baby is one of life’s precious moments. At Saint Barnabas,
we are committed to providing you and your family with a special experience
in a nurturing and comfortable environment.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas offers modern
facilities, state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled physician
and nursing staff.
We are dedicated to providing you with support, education, and the highest
quality health care services to ensure that your hospital experience is
as healthy and happy as possible.
Labor and Delivery Suites
Our private birthing rooms, equipped with birthing beds, are designed to
blend home-like, comfortable surroundings with the most up-to-date technology
and equipment. The Labor & Delivery Suite consists of 18 private birthing
rooms, four traditional delivery rooms and a large recovery room. All
our birthing rooms are private and have birthing beds.
Our expert team of anesthesiologists, who are on the unit around the clock,
resident physicians and labor nurses will assist your obstetrician in
providing you with a safe and meaningful birth experience.
Your birth partner plus one additional visitor may be present during labor.
The nursing staff will issue proper identification passes. Call the Patient
Representative Office at (973) 322-5164 for additional information if
needed. We are unable to provide childcare for siblings.
The Family Centered Care Units
The Family Centered Care Units include Labor and Delivery Suites, Mother-Baby
Post Partum Suites, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The Maternal Child Pavilion offers a warm comforting environment for families
to encourage bonding and celebration. Having a baby is one of life’s
most precious moments. Now you and your family can celebrate your miracle
in the privacy of your own private mother/baby room-at no additional cost.
And, you’ll be comforted in knowing some of the nation’s best
maternity services and expertise are right outside your door.
On The Family Centered Care Units, specially trained nurses give you and
your family members bedside guidance and support in newborn care while
your baby remains with you in the room. Your nurse will demonstrate bathing,
diapering and daily care, and provide instruction in breast and bottle-feeding.
In addition, all of our nurses are lactation specialists with years of
experience. Additional educational programs are also available during
your hospital stay.
The Mother-Baby Post Partum Units offer a host of free amenities including:
a personal refrigerator stocked with light refreshments, upscale toiletries,
a snack basket and daily newspaper. There is complimentary wireless internet
access in each room.
Father/Labor partners are encouraged to visit at any time and can even
sleep over. Siblings and visitors are welcome between the hours of 8:00
AM to 11:00 PM.
If any special arrangements need to be made, please call a patient representative
at (973) 322-5164. We always want to meet your needs, if you have any
suggestions or need additional assistance for a special situation, please
call the Nurse Manager at (973) 322-5402
Each of our Mother-Baby Post Partum Units has a newborn nursery that has
the latest technology to support the highest quality infant care.
The health and security of your newborn are the primary focus of the staff
of our nurseries. Identification bracelets are applied at the time of
delivery, before the baby leaves the place of delivery. These bracelets
have the same corresponding numbers as the bracelet for the mother and
her labor partner. Babies cannot be taken out of the nursery by the parents
until the bracelets are checked. Father/significant other cannot remove
their ID bracelet until baby is discharged home. A state-of-the art computerized
security system is in place for all infants at the Medical Center.