the region's largest obstetrics center, Monmouth Medical Center's
labor and delivery unit is capable of handling uncomplicated low-risk
births and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for high-risk
deliveries. In addition, a three-bed triage room is available for
the evaluation of women prior to admission.
The labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) rooms are fully equipped
with sophisticated medical and resuscitation equipment, as well
as a computerized central fetal monitoring system that enables
nurses and physicians to monitor laboring women from any area of
Each of the private, newly renovated LDR suites has a shower, and
two of the suites offer whirlpool baths.
If there is a complication during childbirth or if a cesarean
section is necessary, the surgery is performed in labor and delivery's
And Monmouth's highly trained neonatal support team is available
for any delivery.
There are times when newborns need the special care provided in
the medical center's Regional Newborn Center, which features a
21-bassinet neonatal intensive care nursery that is part of a state-designated
Level III regional perinatal center. Babies from throughout central
New Jersey are treated here for such problems as prematurity, acute
illness or congenital disorders, as well as for conditions requiring
Making certain that parents understand their child's condition
and keeping them updated on care and treatment is a major focus
of the center.
Expectant parents whose infants may be at risk to be born with
a problem are encouraged to talk with their obstetrician about
visiting the center before their child's birth.
When a woman in labor knows what to expect when she enters the
hospital, with suitcase in hand and her labor coach at her side,
it can only help to ease her anxieties.
At Monmouth Medical Center, certain steps are taken when you arrive
at the labor and delivery unit to determine how labor is progressing
and to assess the baby's well-being.
If you have contacted your doctor before coming to the hospital,
we will be expecting you.
Upon your arrival to labor and delivery, you'll be escorted to
a suite, where every effort is made to accommodate your individual
needs and to address your concerns.
When coming to labor and delivery, please note that the main hospital
entrance is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the Emergency Department
is open 24 hours a day.
At Monmouth Medical Center, two coaches are allowed in labor and
delivery. In addition to the baby's father, this other person can
be your mother, sister, aunt or anyone else with whom you'd like
to share the childbirth experience - and be part of your support
Monmouth Medical Center offers 24-hour anesthesia services, so
there always is an anesthesiologist on the premises to deliver
You may request a consultation with an anesthesiologist in advance
through your obstetrician. Monmouth also has a counseling program
for pregnant women with certain medical conditions who are considering
anesthesia. These include women who have had back surgery, are
significantly overweight, or who suffer from cardiac, neurological
or muscular disorders.
Under our patient-directed visiting policy, you provide the nursing
staff with a list of persons you would like to visit and at what
times during your stay. To provide the healthiest start for
your newborn, no children under 12 years old >permitted (except
To make an outside local call, dial 9, followed by the telephone
number. To make a long-distance call, you may place a collect call
or credit card call through the operator.
Please Note: Cell phone use is not permitted
inside the hospital.
Calling cards are available for sale in The Emporium gift shop,
located in the main lobby. The Newborn Channel (14) features a
variety of programs on topics relating to newborn care, including
bathing, diapering, feeding, crying, playing, sleeping patterns
and keeping your baby healthy. Each show is shown three times a
day, and the channel is available 24 hours a day, seven days a
Complimentary refreshments and a microwave oven are located in
the labor and delivery and postpartum pantries. If you have specific
food needs, including having to comply with Jewish dietary laws,
we have a special kosher menu that can be obtained from a member
of your health care team.
In addition, a kosher nourishment area containing a refrigerator
and a microwave oven also is available. It is regularly stocked
by the Sephardic Bikur Cholim with grape juice, challah rolls,
pastry, Chalav Yisrael milk and delicatessen meats under rabbinical
supervision. Your visitors also may dine at the SeaBreeze Caf´e,
located on the first floor of the Todd Building.
The Emporium gift shop, located in the hospital's main lobby,
offers a wide variety of items that may be useful to you during
your stay. The gift shop can be reached at ext. 37670.
Monmouth Medical Center offers those who have signed a photographic
consent the opportunity to purchase color photographs of their
newborn. There is no obligation to purchase these photo packages
provided through a private company. Details will be given to you
before you leave the hospital. Parents also will be given the option
of releasing the news of their baby’s arrival to area newspapers.
The Focus of The Family Center always will remain on the mother,
baby and family together.
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