Maternity Care

Preparing for the Big Day

Welcoming a new child is one of the most important experiences of your life, and choosing the best team is just as meaningful.

At Jersey City Medical Center, our trusted multidisciplinary team of experts will help you prepare for each development from preconception to post delivery. Every expectant mother is provided with complete services, including current education on childbirth and infant care, along with a comfortable and safe delivery.

Our mother-baby unit features state-of-the-art technology and a soothing setting to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. We are one of the only hospitals in the nation with breaking new technology that takes an extra step in childbirth.

Dr. Emily Slutsky, Director of Women’s Health, Medical Genetics, answers why women should choose Jersey City Medical Center as their partner in their pregnancy and birthing journey. Dr. Slutsky shares her insight as both a physician and clinical leader at the Medical Center and as an expecting mom.

Personalized Approach to Maternity Care

The safety of you and your baby is our priority, and we provide comprehensive care before, during, and after the birth of your child. Our supportive team manages every form of delivery – from natural to high-risk with skilled medical advancements – always with an attentive approach to your specific birthing plan.

Jersey City Medical Center offers a host of programs designed to help new parents in newborn care, including classes in baby care basics and parenting. We also offer pre and postnatal yoga, and various support groups for new moms.

Luxury Labor and Delivery

When delivering a baby, you want to be as comfortable as possible. We provide state-of-the-art mother-baby units that include private rooms and luxurious touches that make it more private while your family gets to know the newest addition to the family. Special amenities are also available, such as luxury linens and other plush additions.

Facility tours are not offered at the moment, for the safety of all our patients and staff. Please refer to “Virtual Tour” below.

Some of the maternity services we offer include:

  • Breastfeeding education/instruction
  • Childbirth classes
  • Donor milk banking
  • Midwife services
  • Pain management/anesthesia options
  • Postpartum care
  • Postpartum diabetes counseling
  • Visitation for siblings
  • Newborn Photography

For class dates and reservations, please visit our infant care, childbirth, and breastfeeding online calendar for available classes.

Our accolades include:

  • The first-and only CLABSI-free (central line-associated blood infection) NICU for over 6 years

  • Hudson County’s exclusive donor milk bank site
  • One of the state’s only NicView™ system – an innovative webcam system which offers secure viewing of NICU to families worldwide
  • Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite Recognition from the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Successfully delivered the first set of quintuplets in Hudson County, with a multi-disciplinary team of more than 50 specialists

Lord Abbett Maternity Wing

Private room for parents in the JCMC Lord Abbett Maternity WingThe Lord Abbett Maternity Wing at Jersey City Medical Center opened in January 2020, through the partnership and support of Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC (Lord Abbett), an independent, privately held investment management firm based in Jersey City.

The 17,500 square-foot, innovative floor features 20 additional private mother-baby rooms, designed to promote family bonding and provide the best outcomes for newborns, mothers, and families. Room features, floor amenities, and modern equipment on the new wing are all focused on providing a family-centric birthing experience that matches the world-class labor and delivery services available at Jersey City Medical Center.

Virtual Tour

At the present time, in-person tours are not being conducted. Although visitor restrictions are still in place, one birth support person is welcomed and allowed to accompany each patient in Labor and Delivery and in the Lord Abbett Maternity Wing (postpartum) for the remainder of the hospitalization. We want to assure all moms-to-be we are adhering to every safety precaution and have additional safety measures in place for obstetric patients:

  • Testing for COVID-19 will be performed on all patients admitted to labor and delivery.
  • Patient and birth support person are screened and masked at the entry point of hospital, and will remain in the L&D room for the entire length of stay.
Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect During and After Your Delivery

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