Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. We pride ourselves in providing the most healthy and personalized approach towards obsetrics and perinatal care.


Our philosophy is simple: We care and respect your personal wishes and preferences.

Perinatal Care

It is our goal as specialists to care for normal pregnancies as well as those who are high-risk. Dr. Somers monitors and evaluates women throughout their pregnancies and delivers them at St. Baranabas Medical Center (a Tertiary Care Center).

You are given intrapartum care in a safe, comfortable environment. We are one of the few obstetrician/gynecologists that allows VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarian).

The Birthing Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

The birth of a baby is one of life's precious moments. At Saint Barnabas, Dr. Somers is committed to providing you and your family with a special experience in a nurturing and comfortable environment. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas offers modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled physician and nursing staff assisting Dr. Somers.

Free Community Maternity Orientation and Tour
Women interested in or planning to deliver at Saint Barnabas are invited to this free, informative program and tour. The hour-long session consists of a brief presentation highlighting their award-winning maternity services and amenities, including skin-to-skin introductions, rooming in and breastfeeding support services. A group tour of the Perinatal Evaluation and Treatment Unit, newly renovated Labor and Delivery Unit and Nursery follows. To provide a personalized experience, class size is limited. For class dates and online reservations, now required, please visit the online calendar. For additional information, please call 973-322-5360.

Arrival and Registration Information
A pre-admission form obtained from our office should be completed and returned to the Admissions Department at Saint Barnabas six weeks prior to your due date.

Insurance information is necessary before your due date; you should call your insurance carrier with any coverage questions. You will be asked to update your insurance information when coming to the hospital. You are also required to have a valid form of ID.

Important Paperwork for the Hospital
Valid picture ID and any other necessary paperwork from the obstetrician's office. Your OB will send a copy of the necessary paperwork to the hospital. Necessary paperwork includes: Hepatitis B, Group B Strep and HIV status documents.

22 Old Short Hills Road · Suite 204 · Livingston, NJ 07039 · (973) 533-0638

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