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Old 01-10-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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I recently found out I was pregnant. I am still seeing my doctor in the city but soon will need to switch to someone closer to home. I live in Old Bridge (bordering Matawan).

I need to find a good doctor associated with a hospital that is good to deliver at.

When looking at my area it seems the options for hospitals are:

1. Raritan Bay Medical Center (Old Bridge)
2. Bayshore Hospital (Holmdel)
3. Riverview Medical (Red Bank)
4. CentraState (Freehold).

Thus far I have heard much better things about Riverview and CentraState but they are further from from y house (probably 25 minutes) - not sure that it matters - can still get to those in under a half hour.

Anyone have any recos on hospitals/OBGYNs?

Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:56 AM
 
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If you are willing to go to New Brunswick, Saint Peter's University Hospital cannot be beat. My father was CEO there for a long time so I know a little about their specialties.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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I delivered both my boys at Riverview and had good experiences both times- I do feel nurses were much more helpful/better the first time around, but my thinking was bc I was a "repeat customer" lol..I know they renovated their maternity ward in last few years, maybe 4.5 years or so ago? I use Ob/Gyn associates..Holmdel and Shrewsbury offices, Conley, Wahlstadter, etc. Have been very happy with them.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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congratulations.

i live in holmdel and i wouldnt recommend bayshore. we always take our daughter to jersey shore (in the neptune area) when she gets sick. so for our next child we are going to do everything at jersey shore medical center. its like exit 100 off the parkway. a little far for you but maybe not terrible if you are near the parkway.

oh we learned about jersey shore when we took her to the emergency room at bayshore and they decided to stick her in an ambulance and send us to jersey shore. so we figured we may as well go there directly from then on.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Thanks!

Anyone know anything about the hospital in Old Bridge?
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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FYI I dont believe Bayshore has a maternity ward...I dont personally like that hospital anyway. I would stick with the larger ones.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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I'm not sure how close you are to Metuchen and New Brunswick but I really like my OB. He delievers at St. Peter's which I loved (as did my sisters). My doctors name is Pochien Hsu. hope that helps.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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If you are willing to go to New Brunswick, Saint Peter's University Hospital cannot be beat. My father was CEO there for a long time so I know a little about their specialties.
My family has no affiliation to St. Peters but I still strongly recommend it!

Had both my kids delivered there and it was a positive experience.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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Tagging on a question here about the hospital - St. Peters, is the Labor Delivery units nice (Private bathrooms) and the nurses helpful? I delivered at a NYC hospital (NY Presbyterian) The nurses there did more to help me deliver than the actual doctor.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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I can't really answer the labor questions since I had placenta previa and had to have a csection. The nurses were pretty good and you have to ask for lacation specialists. My room was private but there is a chance if it's super busy that you may not get one. My doctor (as I wrote in your post) is pro labor even post csection. Unfortunately I lost the baby but he was very interested in me going the vbac route.
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