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Maternity Services - PVMC
• Breastfeeding 101
Breastfeeding is the best source of infant nutrition and it provides remarkable health benefits to mothers as well as baby. Join us in this 2 hour class taught by our Lactation Consultant as we focus on practical information and tips to promote a successful breastfeeding experience. Mothers will also learn what to expect during the first days after birth, how milk is made, latch-on techniques, pumping and storage, proper positioning and community resources. If you are undecided about the method of feeding your infant, this class will help you make an informed decision. Dad/support person are encouraged to attend.
• Childbirth Preparation Class
This is a two part class by a Certified Lamaze Instructor covering the birthing process, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person and so much more. You have been waiting nine long months; let us help you prepare for your for your labor of love. We will discuss your journey: From the moment you arrive until you leave with your precious bundle.

Please bring a stuffed animal or doll to class for demonstration purposes.
• Maternity Tours
The Maternity Center at Pascack Valley Medical Center is a beautifully designed, state-of-the art facility that caters to new parents offering superior medical care, comfort and privacy. Please join us to view and learn about the facility.
• New Mommy Support Group
Please join us and bring your baby to this special group to share and learn in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Discussions are facilitated by lactation consultants. Through this group we offer breastfeeding women a place to enjoy the company of other breastfeeding and mothering. Other topics will be covered including postpartum adjustment, feeding, burping, sleeping, gas and colic, normal newborn behavior, and soothing fussy babies.
• Newborn Care
A hands on class for soon to be parents or caregivers covering the basics of newborn care/appearance through the first month after birth. Includes: comfort techniques, swaddling, diapering, bathing and so much more! Dad/support person is encouraged to attend.

Please bring a stuffed animal or doll to class for demonstration purposes.
• Pre-Admission Class
Here at Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center, we are dedicated to making the birth of your baby a very special experience for you and your family. In order to provide you with the best care possible, we offer you the opportunity to come in and meet with one of our Obstetrics' Pre-Admission Nurses prior to your delivery. Pre-Admission appointments generally run 45-60 minutes in duration. During this free, personal consultation, the OB Pre-Admission Nurse will:
- Address questions and/or/concerns about labor, delivery, and newborn care.
- Collect insurance and demographic information for admission
- Discuss birth preferences/birth plan to customize and coordinate your care upon admission.
- Give a tour of the maternity unit
- Review medical/obstetrical history to begin your hospital chart.
- Review and begin paperwork for hospital stay - including OB Consent form and Birth Certificate worksheet.

The ideal time for your appointment is when you are 32-36 weeks pregnant. However, we do encourage you to schedule in advance as appointments are first come, first serve.