While we understand the desire of patients to include their small children in the evaluation of their siblings, it is important to remember that this is a medical examination. Therefore, your medical team needs to be able to concentrate on you and your unborn child. Unfortunately, young children frequently become bored during a prolonged examination. Furthermore, children may unwittingly bring infections such as chickenpox, flu, or parvovirus into a waiting room of expectant mothers.
We will make every effort to bring your children into the room AFTER the exam is finished as time and individual situations permit. If a child is brought with you to the office, we ask that a spouse/partner or other caregiver remain with the child in the waiting area until called.
**In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been updating our guidelines accordingly for the health and safety of our patients and staff. As of August 2022, one guest over the age of 18 will be allowed to accompany patients at our Livingston, Teaneck, Paramus, Parsippany, Westfield, and Warren locations. At the present time, hospital policies at our Belleville Clara Maass location continue to prohibit visitors from accompanying our patients.