Labor and Delivery

Maternal Child Pavilion

The Entrance to the James L. Breen, M.D. Obstetrical Pavilion

Entrance to the James L. Breen, M.D. Obstetrical 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

Labor and Delivery Suite

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 (3500) 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

All of The Family Centered Care Units are located on the 3rd or 6th floor of the main hospital building. The Labor & Delivery suites, two post-partum units and NICU are located on the third floor. A third post-partum unit and nursery is located on the 6th floor.

The Maternal Child Pavilion is 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 bath, 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 Post Partum Units offer a host of free amenities including: a personal refrigerator stocked with light refreshments, upscale toiletries and a snack basket. There is complimentary wireless internet access in each room. An in-room relaxation massage will be offered to new moms.

We welcome visitors from near and far to share in your celebration. Wireless internet access is available for free in all mother/baby rooms. Father/Labor partners are encouraged to visit at any time and can even sleep over. Siblings and visitors (12 years of age or older) 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

Newborn Nursery

Newborn Nursery

Our well baby nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are housed on the third floor of the Medical Center. Each newborn nursery 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.

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