RED BANK, NJ: Safeguarding the health of newborns and their mothers, Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center is certified in Perinatal Care Services by the Joint Commission. This prestigious award recognizes that Riverview has met and exceeded strict standards of care for maternal, fetal and newborn health.

Plus, Riverview employs stringent protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic including temperature checks and screenings; face masks and appropriate personal protective equipment for all; rigorous cleaning and sanitization of facilities; social distancing; patient testing; and separate areas for COVID-19 patients.

Labor and Delivery

Sign Up for Middletown Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Each labor and delivery suite is private with its own bathroom and all the equipment needed to aid through the stages of labor and delivery. These comforts of home are provided:

  • Bed is adjustable for personalized comfort with an oversized chair that opens into a bed for your support person
  • Flat screen TV with access to a variety of cable channels, including the Newborn Channel
  • Personal cell phone usage is permitted plus a landline phone in each room
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hospital
  • Meals provided for both mom and support person
  • Easy access to healthy snacks

To provide a safe and healthy birthing experience, Riverview laborists – in-house obstetricians supporting your physician – and board-certified anesthesiologists for pain management are available to patients 24/7. Supplemental pain relief items are available, including squat bars, peanut balls, rocking chairs and aromatherapy.

Immediately after delivery, mother, baby and support person participate in Magic Hour. This intimate and private family time allows for skin-to-skin contact to support bonding and help baby adjust to life outside the womb.

After Delivery – Post Partum

Enjoying a relaxing view of the Navesink River, moms relish a completely private post-partum suite, complete with bathroom and a comfortable sleep chair for her support person.

A lactation specialist visits each new mom to discuss feeding options and provide breastfeeding assistance. Though recommended to have the baby stay in their room (rooming-in) for bonding purposes, moms can also choose to have their baby stay in the nursery or have a blend of rooming-in and nursery care.

Baby’s Care

Shortly after birth, baby will be seen by a board-certified pediatrician, who is in-house 24/7. There is a dedicated team of neonatologists, pediatricians and specially trained nurses if additional care is needed. Fully equipped to handle births at 32 weeks or more, this state-of-the-art, Level 2 neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) treats moderately premature babies and full-term babies who require close monitoring.

Riverview is affiliated with nearby K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to support any advanced needs.


To make maternity stays extra special, Riverview offers on-site Concierge service with friendly team members to assist with a variety of personal errands, information requests, spa services, and local food orders.

Mom and support person are treated to a “Special Delivery” candlelight dinner for two, compliments of Riverview, offering private time to connect and relax together before heading home.

To learn more about the maternity and childbirth services at Riverview, visit