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The BirthPlace

In Bergen County, Holy Name Medical Center is the place to deliver your baby.

Whether it's your first pregnancy or your third, having a baby is always a very special time in your life. At The BirthPlace, there is no greater priority than Mom's well-being and the health of her baby. Everything we do - before, during and after your baby's birth - is focused on providing a safe, comfortable and positive experience. That's why our BirthPlace enjoys a patient satisfaction of 94%* and is the recipient of a five-star rating** for clinical excellence.

Here are a few more reasons why expectant mothers return to Holy Name:

Private and beautifully designed mother/baby suites, providing a comfortable, home-like environment. Each suite can be transformed in seconds into a fully functioning labor and delivery room, equipped with the technology necessary to address the sometimes unexpected happenings of childbirth.

Highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced Magnet Award winning nurses who are dedicated and compassionate. They are cross-trained for labor and delivery, postpartum and neonatal care, and all are certified in NRP (neonatal advanced life support) and ACLS (advanced cardiac life support).

Fully-equipped cesarean section rooms that are located in The BirthPlace, so you can feel confident that however your baby decides to enter this world, every available medical resource will be close at hand and administered by staff who provides continuity of care.

Around-the-clock access to appropriate medical specialists - a feature not always available at community Medical Centers. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist (not a generalist or physician-in-training) is on site at all times (not merely on call). Also at the Medical Center 24 hours, 7 days a week, is a board-certified anesthesiologist, eliminating the wait for pain relief and delays for procedures.

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists (board-certified OB/GYNs with advanced training in high-risk obstetrics management), and other expert staff who can identify risk factors, provide expert advice, and perform state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for women planning a pregnancy or those who are already expecting.

24-hour access to our Board-certified pediatricians and neonatologists, along with the resources of Holy Name's Level II Special Care Nursery for babies born with special needs.

A state-of-the-art, infant security system that ensures your baby's safety.
Visiting hours that accommodate your friends, family and birthing partner.
Respect and consideration for your cultural and religious needs, whenever possible, whether it's a special dietary consideration, an appropriate place for religious services, modest patient clothing, or foreign language translation services.
Educational and support programs, classes and services to help you feel confident and in-the- know, before, during and after your stay at The BirthPlace.
Cord Blood Stem Cell Program, enabling parents to preserve and store the umbilical cord blood of their newborn, which could later aid treatment in the event of a life-threatening illness.
Fertility specialists who can diagnose causes of infertility and treat many reproductive disorders.

Contact Information
The BirthPlace at Holy Name Medical Center
201-833-3124
gorab@holyname.org

*Holy Name scored a 94% patient satisfaction rating by The Jackson Organization, industry experts in healthcare satisfaction and bench-marking.
Amenities

In The BirthPlace, all mother/baby suites are private, spacious and beautifully decorated with wood furnishings, residential-quality cabinetry and upholstery. Each room has a private bathroom with shower, refrigerator and a sofa chair that converts into a single bed. Many also have outdoor balconies. All the suites can accommodate Mom at every stage of her experience-labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum.

The BirthPlace's philosophy of family-centered care supports a mother's desire for closeness with her loved ones and the degree to which she's comfortable caring for her baby during her stay. Set your own visiting hours for family and friends. Decide how much time your baby will spend with you in your suite. Extend an invitation for overnight accommodations to your birthing partner. For a nominal cost, you can even order an extra dinner for a special visitor.

Our bedside entertainment system the latest in - in-room phone, television, and internet service. You can order baby supplies online, view instructional videos, send email updates to family and friends, order meals off the room service menu, and call for your nurse. Be sure to tune into channel 15 - The Newborn Channel.

Our board certified lactation (breastfeeding) consultant is available for advice and consultation free of charge to breastfeeding mothers who delivered at Holy Name.

Our Warm Line, 201-833-3124, is your direct link to a Holy Name board certified lactation consultant where you can get answers about breastfeeding.

Contact Information

The BirthPlace at Holy Name Medical Center
201-833-3124
gorab@holyname.org
Birthplace Tours

Tours of the Birthplace (Labor and Delivery) are offered, please call 201-833-3124 for more information.

Registration is not required. Family members & children are welcome to accompany the couple.

Free parking for patient education programs is available in the visitors lot.

The tour includes a birthing room, a maternity room, and a look in the nursery window. All of the maternity & newborne services are described and the nurse giving the tour is available for questions.

To schedule a tour or information on classes please call 201-833-3124 or
download our Parent Education Brochure | Spanish.

Johanna Gorab, RNC, FACCE, LCCE, IBCLC Coordinator of Parent Education 201-833-3124.
OB/GYNs

Holy Name Medical Center's physicians have practiced in the community for many years, and have a reputation for skill and affability. Our obstetrician/gynecologists are board-certified, as are our perinatologists (OB/GYNs with special expertise in high-risk pregnancies and deliveries).We also have a certified nurse-mid-wife who finds The BirthPlace environment consistent with the kind of ambiance her clients prefer. To find Ob/Gyns with privileges at Holy Name Medical Center, use our Find a Physician tool or call 1-877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626).
Holy Name's prenatal and postpartum education programs help to give baby a healthy start. We offer Lamaze Childbirth Preparation (English and Spanish), Sibling Preparation, Cesarean Birth Class, Breastfeeding Preparation and a New Moms Support Group, Baby Care Basics, Baby Massage, and Infant and Child CPR.

Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

The BirthPlace offers many classes and support groups dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Download our brochures below for a comprehsive list of classes in English and Spanish. Child Birth and Parenting Education

Whether you are an expectant parent or a new parent, we would like to offer our congratulations and very best wishes. To prepare you for the future, we offer several types of family education classes.

View our complete HealthyLiving Calendar online.

For more information, call our BirthPlace at 201-833-3124.
 

Physician's Perspective

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Dr. Alan Gwertzman