Feb 3, 2022 Seven Reasons to Have Your Baby at Jersey City Medical Center


Thanks to a brand-new maternity wing and the dedication of maternal health care professionals, Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) offers the best birthing experience in Hudson County.

1. State-of-the-art delivery care. JCMC’s Labor and Delivery suites offer operating rooms and a recovery room for cesarean sections. Our supportive team manages every form of delivery, from natural to high-risk, with skilled medical advancements. No matter when you go into labor, a board-certified OB/GYN and anesthesiologist are available.

2. Privacy for bonding. Following your delivery, you and your baby will be transferred to the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing. Our new state-of-the-art postpartum rooms offer a spacious, warm and comforting environment for families to encourage bonding and celebration. The private mother-baby units offer special amenities and can accommodate your birth partner throughout your stay, as the visitor couch turns into a sleeping space.

3. The little things (that make a big difference). Each postpartum room features a smart TV that will enable you to access the internet, email and our Get Well network, which offers videos about health-related topics. The smart TV also contains a selection of movies and games for you and your family. The floors throughout the wing have been designed to be noise-dampening, and a nourishment room stocked with snacks is available to all patients. Each room has a Halo BassiNest Swivel Sleeper that can be swung over the bed, enabling safe and easy access for picking up an infant.

4. Support for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has benefits for both infants and mothers. Infants who are breastfed have reduced risks for asthma, obesity, ear infections, diarrhea and more. Women who breastfeed lower their risk of high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Certified lactation consultants will spend time with you and your baby on an inpatient and outpatient basis so that you can learn the most comfortable methods of breastfeeding.

5. Parenting education. Our Women’s Health Education department includes a wide range of parent education programs to support you before and after your baby arrives.

6. Availability of midwives. Mothers who would like to use the services of a certified midwife—a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery and after the birth of the baby—can contact JCMC’s Women’s Health at Grove Street, 201.984.1270.

7. Expert help for babies who need special care. JCMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level III Regional Perinatal Center, offering first-rate care and treatment for hundreds of newborns each year. It’s staffed around the clock by a board-certified neonatologist and specially trained nurses. For added peace of mind, each NICU bed is equipped with a webcam that allows families to watch their babies anytime, anywhere on any device with internet access.

Learn more about maternity services at Jersey City Medical Center.