Richmond University Medical Center provides advanced health care in a relaxed and compassionate manner to the women of Staten Island. We deliver approximately 3,000 babies a year and our nurses have won the Johnson & Johnson Award for several years in a row. Our maternity suites offer superior accommodations for new moms. Our caring staff will make birthing your baby and the first bonding moments an experience you’ll always cherish in an environment you will truly enjoy.
Our recently renovated private rooms include new, state-of-the art beds, private refrigerators, reclining chairs, private baths and accommodations for the new father, all at a nominal fee.
Cost for the sessions is $125.00 total (payable by check or cash). Included in the classes are materials, snacks and goodies. We also tour Labor and Delivery and the Maternity Suites.
Our schedule of group classes accommodates most people, but Richmond University Medical Center also offers private classes/tour for your family at a cost of $500 for a total of five hours of training.
We reserve the right to cancel any program should there be an insufficient number of participants
With 40 bassinets, we care for 3,000 newborns annually. There are approximately 600 annual admissions to the our highly acclaimed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and we register a survival rate of 997.2 out of 1,000 births, saving babies weighing as little as 1.5 pounds. You can be confident that we’ll take the best care of you and your baby.
If you or someone you love is considered high-risk, you’ll be more secure knowing that our Center for Maternal/Fetal Medicine, under the direction of Michael Moretti, M.D., is staffed by high-risk prenatal specialists who manage pregnancies where diabetes, hypertension or genetic complications are factors. We take expert care of high-risk expectant mothers and their newborns. We also offer a unit where high-risk mothers-to-be, who are experiencing problems near the end of pregnancy, can be safely stabilized.
The center also assists couples who are immunologically incompatible, which could prevent the mother from carrying the pregnancy to term-and couples with recurrent pregnancy loss. We also offer 3-D ultrasound, which helps to foster maternal-fetal bonding and can lead to earlier detection of fetal abnormalities. It gives our fetal medicine specialists a “live” view of the fetus so they can better analyze fetal development.
At RUMC, we know how important it is for women making decisions regarding their pregnancy, and we strive to provide the most advanced health care in the most relaxed and compassionate setting. For more information on having your baby delivered here or for a free tour of the Birthing Center, please call 718- 818-4294.