Labor, Delivery, Recovery Unit

Welcome to Brookdale's new Obstetrical Program at The Brookdale University Hospital and
Medical Center, your baby's arrival is treated as cause for celebration. Brookdale's team of medical,
nursing and support staff is trained to provide care in an atmosphere of respect and friendliness.
Brookdale's obstetricians and midwives deliver thousands of babies yearly and this experience is
at work for you, from the informative way your questions are answered during pregnancy, to the
support nurses offer during labor and delivery, to the welcome you and your baby receive on the
maternity suite. Brookdale believes in an approach to childbirth that includes your family as part
of the celebration. Fathers are invited to participate in the actual delivery and various courtesies,
such as extended visiting hours, are granted to fathers, grandparents and siblings throughout your
Brookdale experience. All this takes place in our beautifully renovated maternity suite.
In Labor and Delivery, and later on the maternity floor, you'll find yourself surrounded by warm pastel colors, soft lighting and floral fabrics. If you have any questions or want to see for yourself why having a Brookdale baby will be a memorable experience, give us a call at (718) 240-5583 to arrange a tour of the maternity facilities.
Visiting Hours
No more than two visitors are allowed in your room at one time. General visiting hours are 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For these hours, babies will be kept in the nursery.  Brookdale offers special visiting hours for:
Fathers - 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Babies may be in the room, except for general visiting hours.
Grandparents - 1:00 pm. to 2:00 pm. and 5:00 pm. to 6:00 pm.
Babies may be in the room.
Siblings - 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Babies must be in the nursery
General Visitors
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Babies must be in the nursery.
Important Telephone Numbers
Admitting (718) 240-5571
Breastfeeding Support Classes (718) 240-5605
Community Health Worker's Program (718) 240-8224
Garage (718) 240-5700
 General Hospital Information (718) 240-5000
Lamaze Classes/Childbirth Education
(718) 240-6278
Prenatal Testing (718) 240-5975
Preparation for Parenthood Classes (718) 240-5582
LDR Tours (718) 240-5583

Labor, Delivery, Recovery Unit

Chairman:  Alonzo Sherman, MD

Call:  718-240-5583