Antenatal Testing Center at Monmouth Medical Center provides expectant
mothers with the latest in obstetrical technology and services
to help meet their prenatal needs.
A medical team, consisting of physicians, nurses, technicians and
counselors, delivers care in an environment that has been specifically
designed to provide a variety of services, including:
- Genetic counseling
- High-resolution ultrasound
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
- Nonstress testing
- Cardiac and Doppler scanning of the fetal heart
For more information on the Antenatal Testing Center, call
Monmouth Medical Center is pleased to now offer access to the
most complete cord blood banking service available to help best
prepare families for the future. Because more and more parents
are choosing to bank placental and cord blood stem cells, Monmouth
Medical Center has extended its childbirth support by teaming up
with LifebankUSA™, one of the leading cord blood banks in
Right now, cord blood stem cells are being successfully used to
treat a variety of diseases and conditions. And Monmouth Medical
Center recognizes the even greater therapeutic potential both placental
and cord blood stem cells hold for the future of medicine over
the lifetime of your baby. The Monmouth
Medical Center Cord Blood Banking Program includes options
to bank either cord blood alone or to maximize the number of stem
cells banked by also collecting placental stem cells.
You can make the decision to bank your baby’s placental
and umbilical cord blood stem cells at any time during your pregnancy—but
you need to do so before your baby is born. So plan ahead. Be sure
to ask your Monmouth Medical Center–affiliated health care
provider or contact a LifebankUSA Client Education Specialist today
to learn more: call 1-877-LIFEBANKUSA
(1-877-543-3226) toll free or, to learn more about LifebankUSA, click
The Community Health Education Department, our Childbirth Training
Center offers a host
of childbirth preparation programs that are designed to meet
the needs of parents-to-be and other family members. Programs are
led by registered nurses who are certified in childbirth education.
Presentations also are made by other health care professionals.
For more information on childbirth classes or to arrange for a
guided tour of The Eisenberg Family Center, call The Community
Health Education Department at 732-923-6990.
For a listing of our monthly childbirth education classes, please
Monmouth also offers health care services and nutritional information
to expectant mothers through the state-administered HealthStart
program. For more information on the program, call 732-923-6701.
The new Monmouth Medical Center Cord Blood Banking
Program offers additional childbirth support through placental
and cord blood stem cell banking. For more information, directly
contact our program partner toll free at 1-877-LIFEBANKUSA (1-877-543-3226).
At Monmouth Medical Center, we encourage expectant mothers to
complete pre-admission registration forms several months before
entering the hospital to alleviate any admitting delays. This
paperwork, including pre-admission, living will and photography
consent forms and two general admission consents (one for you
and one for your newborn) - complete with instructions - will
either be given to you by your physician or arrive in the mail
at your home.
If you have any questions regarding the requested information,
call the pre-registration office Monday through Thursday 7 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 732-923-7018. Other
times, call the main admitting office at 732-923-7200.
Medical Center's attending medical staff includes nearly 50 highly
trained obstetricians - the vast majority of whom are board-certified
or eligible in the discipline and other subspecialties. As a leading
community teaching hospital, eight resident obstetricians/gynecologists
work alongside our teaching medical faculty and nursing staff.
In addition, certified nurse-midwives provide care to low-risk
For a referral to a physician, perinatologist,
a pediatrician, call the Barnabas Health Link
Parents-to-be are encouraged to select
and visit their child's physician before the baby is born. It's
important to ask questions that pertain to the practice's availability
in emergencies, after-office hours, scheduling well visits and
sick visits, and billing procedures.
Monmouth Medical Center's medical
and dental staff includes more than 100 pediatricians and physicians
with pediatric subspecialty training.
Here’s a checklist of what you should bring with you to
These items should be kept in a separate tote bag.
- Camera and film
- Something to use as a focal point to help in relaxation while
you're in labor
- Portable stereo and compact discs or cassette tapes
- Snacks for coach and lollipops for mom
- Heavy socks for cold feet
- Lotion and powder for massage
- Lip balm
- Coins for vending machine and telephone
- Telephone numbers of family and friends
- Notepad and pencil
- A nightgown, robe and slippers
- A comfortable, loose-fitting outfit to wear home
- Toiletries, including soap, toothbrush and tooth paste, deodorant
and hair care items
- Receiving blanket
- Homecoming infant outfit, including undershirt
- Bunting, sweater or other type of outerwear, depending on the
- Properly installed infant car seat
(This is required under New Jersey law.)
The Focus of The Family Center always will remain on the mother,
baby and family together.
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