after the birth of your baby, you will be moved to one of our spacious
postpartum suites - a number of which feature spectacular ocean
views. Among their many amenities are:
A private, homelike setting
Sleeper chairs for fathers/other support person
Entertainment centers with televisions and VCRs
Each of the postpartum unit's 32 private rooms provides comfortable
accommodations for women recovering from childbirth, as well as
an appealing environment to welcome family and friends.
The unit's east wing houses the 40-bassinet newborn nursery, which
has a viewing gallery that is uniquely designed to accommodate
the many visitors who come to take their first look at the new
arrivals. Within the nursery is the latest technology to support
the highest quality infant care. While in the nursery, your baby
will receive all state-mandated screenings for newborns.
Fostering Mother-Baby Relationships
At The Eisenberg Family Center, we believe in fostering the mother-baby
relationship right from the start. Our nurses provide new mothers
with personalized care that is related to their postpartum recovery
While our mother/baby model of care encourages new mothers to
keep their babies at their bedside, they may also be brought at
any time - day or night - to the newborn nursery, which is maintained
and staffed to provide care 24 hours a day.
Please call for assistance when you're ready to get out of bed
for the first time after delivery.
During your hospital stay, it's important that you and your family
receive the care and education you need to prepare for going home.
Our nurses are trained to assist new mothers and fathers, as well
as other family members in newborn care. They provide one-on-one
instruction in baby basics, such as feeding, burping, dressing,
bathing, umbilical cord care and circumcision care for boys. They
also offer a supportive environment for parents to begin learning
their baby's responses and sleeping patterns during those first
hours after birth. In addition, baby care classes are offered to
new mothers, fathers and support persons.
All of our mother/baby staff are lactation resource nurses. To
help new mothers maintain their breastfeeding relationships with
their newborns upon discharge from the hospital, Monmouth also
offers a breast pump rental service (see special section) and a
list of community resources, such as LaLeche League breastfeeding
Our mother-to-mother support group is facilitated by a lactation
resource nurse. While we offer a variety of services to make your
stay comfortable and to help you prepare to return home, please
inform a member of your health care team if you have a specific
For Your Baby's Safety
The Eisenberg Family Center is vigilant in ensuring the safety
of each newborn. Immediately after the birth of a child, identification
wristbands are placed on the mother, father or support person and
baby - a safety measure that ensures the baby is handed by a member
of our mother/baby staff to a person whose wristband number matches
the one printed on the baby's band. This procedure usually occurs
when the baby is being taken from the newborn nursery by the mother
Also, always ask to see the identification badge of the mother/baby
staff member who comes to your room to return your baby to the
nursery. Look for a green bar at the bottom of the identification
badge with the staff member's name. For safety reasons, please
keep your baby in the bassinet when walking in the hallway, and
never leave your baby unattended in your room.
In addition, a state-of-the-art system to prevent infant abduction
is in place.
Please remember New Jersey law requires an approved
infants car seat be properly installed in your vehicle before we
can release the baby from the hospital.
Infection control is a very important concern at Monmouth Medical
Center. While your baby is at your bedside, it is highly recommended
that parents or anyone touching the newborn wash their hands thoroughly.
It also is the policy of Monmouth Medical Center not to permit
children - other than the baby's siblings - to visit The Eisenberg
Family Center. Our patient-directed visiting hours and infection
control policies allow families to be involved, while ensuring
adequate rest for new mothers and safety for the babies.
About The Electronic Birth Certificate Office
The birth certificate registrar will provide you with the necessary
paperwork to apply for your baby's social security card and to
obtain a birth certificate from the city of Long Branch through
Baby Care Basics
Monmouth Medical Center offers a host of programs designed to
help new parents in newborn care, including classes in baby care
basics and parenting. In addition, a mother-to-mother support group
is offered to new moms. For more information, call The Community
Health Education Department at 732-923-6990.
Upon arriving hom, new parents can call the nursery at
to talk to someone who can answer their questions any time, day