Discharge and Support Group Information

Most vaginal deliveries have a two-night stay and cesarean births have a three-night stay at the hospital. Your obstetrician can extend your stay if medically warranted. Please arrange to leave the hospital by 11:00 a.m. once you have been discharged. Please contact your nurse if you have any questions or need further accommodations.

Car Seats for Your Baby
Remember that New Jersey law requires all children under eight years or age or 80 pounds to use a child safety seat. You will need to have a car seat to transport your child home. It is a good idea to do a trial run with a doll or a teddy bear to make sure you know how to adjust the straps and secure the car seat. Babies should always face toward the rear of the car and MUST be placed in the back seat. There is no need to bring the car seat to the postpartum unit, leave it in the car. Please remember that there are many car seats on the market and the hospital staff is not permitted to assist with the installation.

If you have any questions regarding car seat installation we recommend calling the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

Learn More About Car Seat Safety

CPR Training

Every parent should know how and when to perform CPR. When performed correctly, CPR can save a life. This entry level course is a must for anyone caring for newborns and children. For class and registration details, visit the RWJBarnabas Health Training Center or call 973-926-7404.

Support Groups

To provide further assistance once you are home, we are happy to offer a New Moms’ Circle and Breastfeeding Support Group.

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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