Resources for Before & After Your Baby Arrives

We’re excited that you have chosen to deliver your baby at NYU Langone. To make the admission process easier when you are in labor, we ask that you fill out our pre-maternity registration packet

Please submit the completed packet to our obstetrics pre-admitting specialists by faxing it to 646-754-9572 or emailing it to obpre-adm@nyumc.org. If you have questions, please call us at 646-501-3967. 

Your Birth Plan

In order to provide the birthing experience that you want, we encourage you to share your hopes and expectations for childbirth with your doctors and nurses. 

To start the discussion, we invite you to fill out the My Personal Birth Experience Questionnaire and discuss your answers with your doctor and anyone else you plan to have present during the birth, such as your partner, birth coach, or midwife. 

For example, we want to know if an epidural is part of your pain management plan, whether or not you plan to breastfeed, and if you would like your baby to remain in your room for the duration of your stay. 

Please keep in mind that a birth plan is a guide, not a guarantee. By its nature, birth is dynamic and unpredictable. It’s important to be open and flexible in your expectations, as circumstances can change unexpectedly. We are fully committed to your active participation in the decision-making process throughout the course of your labor.  

Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful, safe, and memorable birth experience. 

Psychological Wellbeing

At NYU Langone, our psychiatrists provide evaluation and treatment for women with pregnancy-related and postpartum psychiatric disorders. These include mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, postpartum blues, postpartum depression, postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, and postpartum psychosis. 

We can also answer questions about using psychiatric medications during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. 

Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Program

Pregnancy and childbirth put a considerable amount of physical stress on the body. As a result, you might ache in places for the first time, such as your neck, lower back, pelvic area, and your joints. Some women also deal with female urinary dysfunction.

You may find relief from this discomfort with the exercise and strength-training techniques taught in the women’s health program at Rusk Rehabilitation.

Breast Pump Rental and Sales

NYU Langone sells and rents breast pumps. We offer a full selection, from mini-electric to hospital-grade models, and our lactation consultants provide instructions on how to use them.

The breast pump sales and rental station is located on the Mother-Baby Unit at Tisch Hospital. Nursing supplies such as bras and pillows are also available.

For additional information, download our breastfeeding brochure or call us at 212-263-BABY.