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Midwifery Services

A Different Approach to Childbirth

Choosing how to navigate a pregnancy and conduct childbirth is a very personal decision and some mothers-to-be want to take a different approach than a traditional hospital labor. In these cases, patients may choose to work with a qualified nurse-midwife for a more holistic approach to pregnancy health and childbirth. Several of our facilities offer trusted, knowledgeable midwifery programs for our patients and families who are expecting a child.

How our Nurse-Midwives Can Help

Midwifery is intended to bring a more personalized and holistic approach to pregnancy and prenatal care. Our nurse-midwives work with patients and families with expected low-risk pregnancies to monitor the health of the mother-to-be, educate them on pregnancy concerns, and ultimately deliver the child. Nurse-midwives also build rapport with their patients to provide emotional and spiritual support for the duration of the pregnancy and beyond.

Our midwifery services can include:

  • Preconception and pregnancy care and counseling
  • Collaboration with OB/GYN as necessary
  • Annual physical exams (including PAP smears)
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Local support group discussions on parenting topics
  • Birth control/family planning education and resources

About Your Nurse-Midwife

Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have completed advanced studies in women's health and midwifery. They have graduated from one of more than 30 advanced education programs accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and has passed a national certification examination as well as New Jersey state licensure under the Board of Medical Examiners.

What If Complications Arise?

Some patients are interested in using a nurse-midwife but are concerned that, if a serious complication occurs, they will not have access to the hospital's resources to address it. This is not the case at our facilities. Our nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have completed advanced training in women's health and midwifery. They know when hospital intervention is needed and will work side-by-side with doctors in these cases to protect the well-being of the mother-to-be and their child.

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Have more questions about our nurse-midwives and our midwifery programs? Contact us today to speak with our team.

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377 Jersey Avenue
Ground Floor, Medical Office Building
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(877) 393-5374
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94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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Trinitas Regional Medical Center – Williamson Street Campus
225 Williamson St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 994-5000
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Jersey City Medical Center Women's Health at Grove Street
116 Newark Avenue
(at Grove Street PATH Plaza)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 984-1270
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