Maternity Services

Your baby's health is our top priority.

That’s why in addition to our renovated, state-of-the-art labor and delivery wing, we offer a comprehensive suite of maternity services to maximize the comfort and safety of you and your newborn.

We have board certified OB/GYN hospitalists on staff 24/7 to work with your primary OB/GYN and provide routine oversight or emergent care in the event that your primary provider is unable to be present. Our team also includes physicians who are certified maternal-fetal health subspecialists, along with nurses and technicians who are specially trained and certified in various aspects of OB/GYN care.

Chose our Maternity Program with Confidence

We provide:

  • 24/7 Neonatology
  • Family-friendly labor & delivery
  • Family friendly mother-baby units with en-suit bathroom and showers
  • A newborn and Level II Special Care Nursery
  • Certified lactation consultants
  • Warm water immersion for laboring women
  • Shabbat Room
  • "At Your Request" meal service

Visiting Hours

  • Visitors are welcome from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Siblings, and other children, of any age are welcome, if accompanied by an adult
  • In private rooms, fathers of newborns are encouraged to stay at the hospital.

Parent Education

Our classes are a convenient and fun way for expectant parents to learn about the joyous journey that's about to begin. Whether it's your first time caring for a baby or you’ve already got some practical experience, our courses can help you prepare.

Birthing Center Tours

To register for a tour please call 1-888-973-4674 or click here.

Prepared Childbirth

One-day weekend class | 9:00 am-4:30 pm | Fee: $80 per couple | Lunch will be provided.

Class topics include stages and phases of labor and birth, coping strategies, relaxation and breathing techniques, cesarean birth, medication options, a tour of the Birthing Center, newborn characteristics, postpartum adjustments.

Please bring two pillows and a mat or blanket for floor exercises and wear comfortable clothing. Accommodations can be made for couples desiring a childbirth review course or those having scheduled cesarean section.

To register for a class please call 1-888-973-4674 or click here.

Becoming a Parent

Tuesday | 7:00 pm-9:30 pm | Fee: $50 | Snacks will be provided.

This series is designed to prepare you for the realities of becoming a parent, with special emphasis on coping during the first three months of your baby’s life. Topics include: diapering, bathing, soothing, early growth and development, feeding, lifestyle changes, and returning to work. Partners are encouraged to attend free of charge.

To register for a class please call 1-888-973-4674 or click here.

Breastfeeding

Tuesday | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm | Fee: $50 | Snacks will be provided.

Although breast feeding is a natural process, it is not instinctive. This class will provide the information and support needed for a positive nursing experience. The program is taught by the lactation consultants who work in our Birthing Center. Partners are encouraged to attend free of charge.

To register for a class please call 1-888-973-4674 or click here.

Breastfeeding Support Group

This weekly support group, facilitated by a lactation consultant at Mountainside Medical Center, offers encouragement, education and information for breastfeeding mothers.

Additional Services

Our certified lactation consultants provide post-partum and telephone consultations, maternity bra fittings, breast pump rentals, sale of breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies.

For more information about Parent Education classes or breastfeeding support, supplies and office visits, please call (973) 429-6886.

Flexibility and Convenience

All classes are held on-site at Mountainside Medical Center and are taught by nurses who are trained, certified and experienced childbirth educators and lactation consultants. Teaching techniques include lecture, group discussion with questions and answers, videos and hands-on activities to accommodate different learning styles.

For more information about our Mother-Baby Unit, please call 973-429-6264.

Click here to read about a patient’s experience at Mountainside Medical Center in her own words.

“Like an angel, she saved my son's life.”

Valerie Melango

I look at my son today and feel so blessed to have him in our lives and grateful for his health.

Twenty-four weeks into my pregnancy, I started having contractions. My doctor took every possible measure to reduce the chances for early delivery including restricting me to bed rest. I was sent to the hospital seven times before my doctor told me enough was enough. It was time to deliver my child.

A promise to keep my son safe

My son Tyler was born at Mountainside Medical Center, but my delivery was not without complications. Tyler was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, preventing him from breathing. Before my husband or I knew what was happening, the neonatologist ran into the room and, like an angel, she saved my son’s life. I was discharged from the hospital a few days after giving birth, but I was told Tyler had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mountainside Medical Center for at least another week. I was consumed with concern over my son’s health, but the doctor assured me that Tyler was going to be fine and promised to make sure he was safe and comfortable.

We will forever be grateful

My husband spent every night at the hospital with Tyler while I recovered. All the doctors and nurses at Mountainside Medical Center were amazing. In a short period of time, they became like family. They took the time to make sure we understood everything and spoke to us as the new parents of a beautiful boy, not a sick baby. We will be forever grateful to the entire staff at Mountainside Medical Center.

A healthy, vibrant boy

Tyler is now a healthy boy full of energy! Due to my early delivery, Tyler faced a few complications during his first few months including colic and acid reflux. Now, he is a healthy, vibrant little boy and we owe it all to Mountainside Medical Center. Our entire family is thankful for all of the attentive care, support and encouragement the doctors at Mountainside Medical Center provided.