Morristown Medical Center
Overlook Medical Center
The physicians and team members at Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers are committed to helping expectant parents safely and comfortably welcome their newborns while COVID-19 is in our communities. Read COVID-19 FAQs and a message for expectant parents>
Great care is no small thing. At Atlantic Health System's hospitals, you’ll deliver your baby in a supportive, family-oriented environment, staffed by board-certified obstetricians, anesthesiology specialists, neonatology specialists, maternal-fetal specialists and nurse practitioners who are trained in the newest diagnostic and therapeutic options and on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We work hard to help you achieve a safe and comfortable childbirth. We can accommodate a wide variety of medically-responsible birthing plans and procedures, including birthing balls, peanut balls, squatting bars, birthing stools, epidurals, aromatherapy and music. Our physicians also regularly partner with certified midwives to help you have a positive birth experience.
Maternity Centers and Amenities
In our patient rooms, you can enjoy all the comforts of home, plus the extra support new mothers deserve.
Most of our maternity centers feature:
- Lactation consultants and nurses trained in breastfeeding support
- Breastfeeding-accessible gowns
- Online breastfeeding support groups
- 24/7 anesthesia
- Education materials
- Birthing tubs for water births and laboring
- Online parent education classes
- Newborn photography
- Wireless internet access
- Sleeping arrangements for partners
- State-of-the-art operating suites for Cesarean deliveries
- Celebratory meals and gifts
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Maternity Center Staff
Our board-certified obstetricians, neonatology specialists, anesthesiology specialists, maternal-fetal specialists and pediatricians are supported by specially-trained nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives. Meet our medical team >
Philosophy of Care
We practice mother-baby care, also called “rooming in,” and “couplet care", meaning the same nurse attends to both mother and newborn to promote bonding, healing and personalized care. Our approach has earned us the prestigious designation of Baby-Friendly hospital by Baby-Friendly USA. Learn more about our philosophy of care >
We offer gentle C-section, which uses a clear drape so that the parents can see the baby being born. After delivery, if the mother and baby are stable, they can remain together in the operating room and continue skin-to-skin bonding in the recovery room. Learn more about Cesarean surgery >
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you'll be referred to Atlantic Maternal-Fetal Medicine for evaluation and treatment prior to delivery. During labor, we’ll monitor the baby’s status using the most sophisticated technology available. Learn more about maternal fetal medicine >
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
State-designated NICUs are available at Morristown and Overlook medical centers to handle serious complications in our smallest patients. Chilton Medical Center offers a Level 2 Special Care Nursery and Newton Medical Center has Level 2 Intermediate Care Nursery, with NICU support available at Morristown Medical Center in the rare circumstance that it is needed. Learn more >
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Welcome to the World, Baby!
An Inside Look at Atlantic Health System's Maternity Centers
Please note: These videos were filmed before current social distancing and masking guidelines.