For New & Expecting Parents at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

At NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and recovery.

Our maternal–fetal medicine specialists expertly handle high-risk pregnancies. Our labor and delivery unit is staffed around the clock by OB/GYN hospitalists who, with the entire obstetrics team, ensure the health and safety of you and your baby during delivery. Specially trained physician assistants, nurses, and midwives help you through childbirth, and postpartum nurses assist you during your baby’s first days of life.

Mother Kisses Newborn Baby

Pediatric hospitalists on our staff assess your baby at birth and monitor him or her during your hospital stay. We also have a neonatal intensive care unit to provide extra care, should your baby require it.

Labor and Delivery Tours

Expectant parents can take tours of our birthing rooms, labor and delivery area, postpartum unit, and newborn nursery. Tours are by appointment only and are available in several languages.

  • Chinese-language tour, 3:00PM the fourth Wednesday of each month
  • Arabic-language tour, 1:00PM the second Wednesday of each month

If you are a patient at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, additional tours are available:

  • Spanish-language tour, 1:00PM the first Wednesday of each month
  • Chinese-language tour, 3:00PM the second Monday of each month

To register for any of these tours, please call 718-630-8687.

If you need help breastfeeding your new baby, our nursing staff and certified lactation consultant offer support.

Labor, Delivery, and Recovery

When the time comes to deliver your baby, you’ll arrive at the maternity unit at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. We recommend you bring your own pillow and toiletries, including lip balm. You may also want to pack a nightgown or robe, nursing bras, and a nursing pillow for breastfeeding, as well as comfortable clothes and shoes for traveling home. We provide feminine hygiene products and medications, including over-the-counter pain medicine.

You may have two family members or friends with you during labor and delivery. After your baby is born, you are brought to a room in our maternity department. A certified lactation consultant can provide breastfeeding assistance and education, and we provide your baby with clothing, blankets, and diapers.

Most of our postpartum rooms accommodate two patients. Private rooms are available for an extra fee. You can request one through the nursing staff. Guests are welcome but must follow our visitor policy.

Heading Home with Baby

When leaving the hospital, you are required to have an infant car seat to ensure that your baby travels safely.

We advise you to make an appointment with your OB/GYN within three to eight weeks after delivery. He or she will check that you’re healing properly and answer any questions you might have. Your baby should be seen by a pediatrician within three days of leaving the hospital to check his or her growth and overall health.