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Having a Baby at Saint Barnabas

Welcome to Saint Barnabas Medical Center!

The birth of a baby is one of life’s precious moments. At Saint Barnabas, we are committed to providing a special experience to you and your family in a nurturing, comfortable environment.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas offers modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled physician and nursing staff. We offer a family centered approach and are dedicated to providing you with support, education, and the highest quality health care services to ensure that your hospital experience is as healthy and happy as possible.

Free Community Maternity Orientation and Tour

Women interested in or planning to deliver at Saint Barnabas are invited to this free, informative program and tour. The hour-long session consists of a brief presentation highlighting our award-winning maternity services and amenities, including skin-to-skin introductions, rooming in and breastfeeding support services. A group tour of our Perinatal Evaluation and Treatment Unit and newly renovated Labor and Delivery Unit follows. To provide a personalized experience, class size is limited. For class dates and online reservations, now required, please visit our online calendar. For additional information, please call 973-322-5360.

Arrival – Registration Information

Registration
A pre-admission form obtained from your obstetrician’s office should be completed and returned to the Admissions Department six weeks prior to your due date. Insurance information is necessary before your due date; you should call your insurance carrier with any coverage questions. You will be asked to update your insurance information when coming to the hospital. You are also required to have a valid form of ID.

Important Paperwork for the Hospital
Valid picture ID and any other necessary paperwork from the obstetrician’s office. Your OB will send a copy of the necessary paperwork to the hospital. Necessary paperwork includes: Hepatitis B, Group B Strep and HIV status documents.

Sample Birth Plan

Writing a birth plan gives you an opportunity to write out your wishes on how you would ideally like your baby’s birth to be handled. A written plan will also refresh your physician’s (or covering physician’s) memory when you are in labor. Download a sample birth plan provided by Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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