Maternal Child Health Services

Special attention is paid to helping pregnant mothers and new families develop and maintain those early bonds. From pre-natal to pediatric Care, Every resource at Shore is focused on your child’s well-being, comfort and rapid healing.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program

During pregnancy, a woman’s medical needs are usually handled by an obstetrician. However, sometimes a woman needs additional expertise and is referred to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist – an obstetrician who is trained in fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancies.

Under the direction of Dr. Robert Debbs, a renowned specialist with Penn Medicine and Shore Medical Center, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program provides these expectant mothers with the specialized care they need. Dr. Debbs, whose offices are in the Shore Medical Office Building at 155 Medical Center Way in Somers Point, has more than 10 years of maternal-fetal medicine experience and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Expert Neonatology & Pediatric Care Onsite 24/7/365

Onsite Neonatal Partners – a nationally renowned group of nearly 40 expert neonatologists – provides 24/7/365 onsite neonatology care, as well as staffing for Shore’s groundbreaking Pediatric Care Center.

Onsite Neonatal Partners’ mission is to bring top quality care to premature or sick infants born in community hospitals—not only those fortunate enough to be born in large academic hospitals. With a unique model that places neonatologists in hospitals 24/7/365, Onsite has been able to improve quality of care and reduce risk for the more than 100,000 premature or otherwise fragile full term infants whose care they have supervised.

Maternity and Special Care Nursery

Shore's Maternity Care Center takes pride in the unique ability to combine family-centered care with clinical expertise and advanced technology. Our highly skilled nurses use bedside computer documentation, allowing more time to care for you and your family. We teach, nurture and grow our families with care, compassion and the most current evidence-based nursing practices.

The staff of the Maternity Care Center encourages and support family members to spend as much time as possible with their babies in an environment of loving respect. Our Maternity Care Center is a place where new parents and their family members will have the opportunity to receive current information and personalized instruction on how to care for themselves and their newborn babies.

Our Special Care Nursery, supported by Onsite neonatologists, is equipped to handle newborn deliveries as early as 32 weeks and provides highly specialized care. Our Special Care Nursery team uses high-tech monitoring devices for sick or special-care newborns, allowing these babies to remain with the family rather than requiring transfer to another hospital.


Shore’s groundbreaking Pediatric Care Center was designed to ensure your child receives the best care possible in a setting specially designed for kids. It offers:

  • A dedicated and separate Pediatric Quick Care area
  • Board certified emergency department physicians
  • Highly skilled, specially trained pediatric emergency nurses
  • Onsite neonatologists, who are at Shore 24/7/365 for pediatric consultations

In addition to providing the best in medical care, Shore’s Pediatric Care Center features:

  • Four state-of-the-art, specially designed and decorated treatment rooms
  • Five child-centric patient rooms
  • Play area complete with large screen digital TV’s
  • Comfortable Ronald McDonald family lounge
  • Themed nurses’ station

Bella Baby Photography

Shore Medical Center is proud to partner with Bella Baby Photography to offer parents the opportunity to capture their baby’s first photographs in a professional, artistic style that can easily be shared with family and friends.

About Bella Baby Photography
Sessions Bella Baby brings professional photographers to the hospital to capture your first moments with your baby in the comfort of your hospital room.

Photos are posted to a password protected, online slide show for you to view shortly after the photo shoot. Online viewing and ordering is available to those with whom you choose to share your password. Moms can order birth announcements or popular packages the same day or wait until they get home.

Download our What to Expect from Your Photo shoot guide and visit for more information.