New York Presbyterian Private Room pictures and information (including price) from a Mom who gave birth at New York Presbyterian Hospital Lower Manhattan.
Before I gave birth I heavily Googled information on New York Presbyterian Private Rooms but came up empty for the most part. Even when I took the tour (which you should do!) the private rooms were occupied so we could only peek in the door. When I gave birth there in July 2017 I took pictures so I could share them with other Moms who would Google the same thing!
Some quick information that you probably want to know:
I gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 2, 2017 at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan. Here is our birth story that includes delivery room pictures!
The price of the private room is $385 a night. 99% of insurance will not cover a private room. Before we got the private room my husband had to pay the hospital directly with his credit card so you must pay first! Private rooms are basically treated like hotel rooms.
New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan only has 2 private rooms! Which means they’re kinda hard to get! You cannot book the private room ahead of time, they are given on a first birth, first serve basis. What this means is if you give birth at night you probably won’t be able to get one because they will be filled already. I gave birth at 11:53PM and they were both booked by families who gave birth earlier in the day. So what does this mean? It means you will be spending your first night alone with your baby in a shared room. Fathers (or partners) can only stay overnight in private rooms, they cannot stay in shared rooms! After giving birth at 11:53PM, they transported me to a shared room and told my husband he had to leave at 2AM. That means my husband was only able to spend 2 hours with me and our new baby! That means I was left completely alone with our baby within hours, as a first time Mom this was terrifying and stressful! The good news is that sometimes shared rooms are empty, so you might not need to share a room with anyone which means a “free” private room. I was rolled into a empty shared room, had my husband kicked out at 2AM and then had the room to myself until the following afternoon when a family checked out of a private room and I was next on the list so I got transferred to a private room for the next night.
The following morning after giving birth you will be bombarded with hospital staff and unwelcomed visitors. I had 30 minutes sleep the first night because I was alone with our baby for the first time and couldn’t keep my eyes off her! At 7:30 AM nurses and other people started to enter my room constantly. No lie but from 7:30-9:30, at least 10 different people came in, ranging from nurses, food (yay), hospital photographer selling their services, city WIC office, birth certificate information people, etc.
You will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan is great! You will get a menu and get to pick your meals – there is a large variety of food! I was pretty impressed by the meals. For your family, there are so many places nearby that they can get food at and bring in!
Nurses were hit or miss. I found the daytime nurses to be helpful but the nightime nurses to be crabby. Sometimes the nighttime nurses wouldn’t even answer my multiple calls for help during the first night. There are lactation consultants that will come around and help you. They are nice, but I found out a few days later after a emergency pediatrician visit that I was hardly producing milk and my baby was essentially starving. For some reason my lactation consultant never noticed this issue. You probably will be fine, but I suggest hiring a personal lactation consultant to visit you 1-2 days after coming home just in case! If you need a recommendation email me and I will help you!
The private rooms include: Mom’s Bed, a fold out chair/bed for partner, a small table, television, sink, refrigerator and private toilet. The private rooms do not have showers, shared and private rooms share 2 showers on the floor.
You will receive a bag of free toiletries, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. I brought my own because I’m picky but if you forget something this is a good backup.
There is “free” wifi. I put free in quotation marks because the whole hospital visit is outrageously expensive.
Now the pictures!
Here it is, in all it’s $385 a night glory. I would have preferred at night at the Soho House, but at least I got a cute baby out of the deal. 🙂
You can see there is the main bed for Mom (that adjusts up, down, extends leg space, etc), the rolling bassinet for baby and if you look closely you can see my husband by the window.
Here’s the television in front of the bed.
This is taken from the window, the door to the right is to the bathroom, the door to the left is main door that leads to the hallway.
This is the sink, mirror area. There is a mini refrigerator below.
Here is Mom’s bed.
And here is Dad’s bed. For size comparison, my husband is 6’1″. They don’t give any extra blankets so make sure to ask a nurse for some.
This is your private toilet in your private room. It’s tiny but it’s fine. Also take note to all my packages of mesh underwear and pads – fun!
This is your $385 a night view from the window. The windows are actually stained like this.
This is the Moms shared bathroom that has 2 showers in it. All the Moms on the floor share this to shower. There is not a shower for Dad.
Here’s some of the food I had. Both the lasagna and the chicken and rice were good! You can share with Dad but I’d make him go get his own food. There’s tons of places nearby in Downtown Manhattan, and there is also a Au Bon Pain on the first floor of the hospital.
Also in case you were curious, here is what the shared room looks like this if you can’t get a private room. There is a small toilet in each to share too. This is it. Btw, check out that 8 hour old cute baby!
I hope this New York Presbyterian Private Room tour helped you! If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will quickly respond! Good luck Mama!