Expectant Mothers

Labor & Delivery

At Jefferson Health in New Jersey, we know you're eagerly awaiting your arrival. And so are we. Our Labor and Delivery department is fully equipped with leading technology and a staff ready to make your personalized birthing experience a joyous and healthy one. From our highly trained obstetrics team to our comfortable, personal environment, we’re here to help you prepare for your most important delivery—your baby.

For more information on labor and delivery at Jefferson Health in New Jersey, or other women's and children's services available, please Contact Us.


A team-based approach to holistic, individualized care

Our team of certified nurse-midwives (CNM) at Jefferson Health – New Jersey provides care throughout a person’s lifespan – from routine gynecologic care, annual exams and screenings to family planning services, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. In addition, midwives offer resources, guidance and support to help you make informed decisions based on your healthcare goals.

Every person is unique. Using a team-based approach, our midwives work in collaboration with our OB/GYN physicians to ensure that every patient receives safe, high quality care to meet their individual needs.

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses with extensive clinical training and graduate education in midwifery. Midwives pass a national certification exam administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). Midwives specialize in providing individualized, holistic care during pregnancy and childbirth, in addition to general reproductive health care.

What healthcare services do midwives provide?
Midwives work in collaboration with our OB/GYN physicians to provide safe, individualized care throughout the prenatal, childbirth and postpartum stages. Beyond pregnancy, midwives also provide general reproductive health care throughout a person’s lifespan. Education is a hallmark of midwifery. Midwives offer wellness education and counseling to meet your healthcare needs.

The healthcare services that midwives offer include:

  • Annual exams (pap smears, breast exams, mammogram prescriptions)
  • Family planning and contraception
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Preconception care
  • Prenatal care
  • Labor, birth and postpartum care
  • Menopause care

Why should I choose a midwife?
Midwives play a key role in our collaborative approach to reproductive and maternal care. Midwifery care puts an emphasis on shared decision-making, an approach in which you and your provider share information and agree on a plan of care together. Holistic in nature, midwifery care is grounded in an understanding of the physical, psychological, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual factors that influence reproductive and maternal health. Midwives are committed to ensuring that you are empowered to make the right healthcare decisions for you and your family.

How do I schedule an appointment with a midwife?
At Jefferson Health – New Jersey, we are working to expand our midwifery services. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW. 

New Mother Products & Services

Babies require love, nurturing and care. Women’s & Children’s Services at Jefferson Health offers several products and services to support new mothers in New Jersey. Get more information about any of the products and services we offer.

Breast Pump Rental Program

Through Lori’s Gifts, our hospital-based gift shops, we offer Medela's hospital grade Symphony™ breast pump rentals and breastfeeding supplies. Lori’s Gifts is open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM at the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus.

For more information please call Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Gift Shop at 856-582-2611.