Press Release

For Immediate Release
Aug 4, 2010
Contact : Elizabeth Dobis  

Local Moms Invited To Join Meridian Health's "Momtourage"

Destination Web site for local expectant and experienced moms looking to get and share information on-the-go.  

Neptune, NJ - The experience of young motherhood is a rewarding journey filled with excitement and learning experiences alike. Most moms would agree that having the ability to share information with other mothers can make the journey that much more rewarding.

Meridian Health recently launched a Web site community to make it easier for busy moms in Monmouth and Ocean counties to connect. provides health information and news on everything from conception to pregnancy and parenthood, and provides features like interactive media, videos, even “Peapodcasts”— MeridianMomtourage’s downloadable digital media that discuss a variety of pregnancy-related topics.

Join to see what all the buzz is about. Log in to test your know-how with the child-health knowledge online quiz, find healthy family-friendly recipes like carrot-oatmeal muffins, read-up on how to better handle temper-tantrums, and even create a blog post to get quick and specific input from other moms!

A new generation of young moms can find answers to specific issues, like choosing a local OB/GYN, the best hospital for their delivery, or finding upcoming kid-friendly local events by using this online community. With this quick and simple resource, moms can get assistance at their fingertips and gain access without leaving home.

As part of the Meridian Health family, spotlights Meridian experts in an enhanced photo directory. This feature allows moms to browse, connect, and choose a Meridian Health OB/GYN – and soon a pediatrician – to care for them, their child, and their family.

Visit, and join our online community of local moms to engage in discussions, post photos, and share advice.

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care provider in New Jersey encompassing Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin. The hospitals of Meridian Health offer the most advanced obstetrics and gynecological services in the region, providing a high level of expertise with an exceptional experience for mother’s-to-be and their families. Maternity services at Meridian’s hospitals include private rooms, 24-hour nurseries, certified midwifery services, state-of-the-art technology, child care education, nationally renowned Magnet-recognized nurses, and in-house pediatricians.

For more complex pregnancies, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is home to a Level III High Risk Perinatal Institute that works in partnership with a state-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital providing high-level care to critically-ill newborns. For more information on the wide-variety of maternity services of Meridian Health, please visit