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Old 10-06-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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Hi, need your advice.
I'm new here in NJ and living in Edgewater. 8-month pregnant.
looking for a good hospital for delivering the baby.

My hubby is only working here and I don't have medical insurance, though, enough budget to pay the hospital fees.....

Pls recommend a good doctor and the hospital....(budget shouldn't be an issue...but nice to know the overall cost.)

Thanks
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default St.Peters New Brunswick

Their NICU is a level 4 ? higher than the others so they can handle more intense infant situations without transporting baby.

We never expected any problems with our labor & delivery but when we did, we were very happy to be St. Peter's hospital.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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I was going to say St. Peter's as well, but didn't know where Edgewater is so I don't know how close you are. I'm sure St. Peter's will also work with you regarding the no insurance.

Since you're already 8 months-you might be able to get a discount from the dr. since their case fee for maternity and delivery includes the pre-natal visits and delivery. Be sure to ask about that. You can negotiate their fees if they are willing to do so-but you have to ask. You can also probably negotiate with the hospital as well. They may give you a discount for paying in cash. The worst they can say is no, right? You should expect bills from the hospital, the OB, the anesthesiologist (if you use one), and any other provider who may take care of you. They are not included in the hospital bill. Good luck and congratulation.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Edgewater is an hour from St Peters on a good day- not exactly someplace to consider in the "oops- my water just broke" scenario.....

Bob
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Hi, need your advice.
I'm new here in NJ and living in Edgewater. 8-month pregnant.
looking for a good hospital for delivering the baby.

My hubby is only working here and I don't have medical insurance, though, enough budget to pay the hospital fees.....

Pls recommend a good doctor and the hospital....(budget shouldn't be an issue...but nice to know the overall cost.)

Thanks
The closest one I know of with a known NICU in the event of an issue is St. Joe's in Paterson. I don't know of any dr's in that area though...
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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I know *nothing* about it.... but can anyone speak to the Palisades Medical Center? sky0826, this would probably be the closest I can think of, though I have no knowledge or experiences with it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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What about Teaneck or Hackensack Hospital
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:19 PM
 
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Edgewater is an hour from St Peters on a good day- not exactly someplace to consider in the "oops- my water just broke" scenario.....

Bob
Thanks-that's what I wasn't sure of
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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Without a doubt I would go to Hackensack University Medical Center. They have a brand new mother/baby addition and are very well equipped for any complication in the NICU. Take it from someone who has worked there for many years-they take care of the sickest premature and sick babies. If you don't have insurance, they also have a huge clinic. In the new mother/baby building, everyone gets a private room. Good luck!!
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Just wanted to say that I am sorry you are in the stressful situation of having to deal with having a baby without insurance.
Hackensack is very good and is rated the top hospital in NJ for safety I believe.

You definitely want to negotiate in advance and see if they have any special assistance programs too, I know that St. Peters certainly does, you may need to be means tested but it may be worth it as the hospital bills can be ferocious - tens of thousands of dollars.

Good luck with the delivery, we have 2 kids and they are a joy.
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