While in the hospital, you can share your baby’s first photo with
your family and friends using our secure online nursery. To view the Online Nursery
Newborn Baby Photos
Your baby's first few days are precious. Let Mission Hospital help
you capture the moment of your child's first days with a portrait
taken by Bella Baby Photography.
How it works
Your professional mini photo shoot will take place in the comfort of your
hospital room. Friends and family are welcome to stay to view this special
rite of passage. Bella Baby's professional photographers will photograph
your baby and post photos to an online slideshow on
bellababyphotography.com. Online viewing and ordering is available to anyone with whom you choose
to share your password. The password protected online slideshow will be
available 14 days after the photo shoot. The photographer will review
prints, digital images and other items available for purchase.
View your photos
To view your photos, visit
bellababyphotography.com and enter the access code provided by your photographer.
Tips for a great photo shoot
- Bring your favorite baby blanket from home for use in the photo shoot.
A beautiful blanket can add texture, color and memories to your newborn's photo.
- We love to include parent's hands in our photos. Wear clear or neutral
polish on the day of your shoot. We want your baby to be the focus of
- Bring a solid black, brown or gray shirt to wear in photos. We may photograph
your baby in your arms. These colors look great in both color and black
and white prints.
The Newborn Channel from The Wellness Network provides television programming
on baby care and postpartum topics. The programming is available in your
room, 24 hours a day. You will also be given a password, which will grant
you access to view the programming on your mobile device during your hospital
stay and even after you leave the hospital.
Birth Certificate and Social Security Number Assignment
After your newborn is born during your hospital stay, a Birth Registrar
staff member will visit you in your room to complete the necessary information
for the filing of your baby’s birth certificate. In order to complete
the birth certificate information, we must have your baby’s name.
To ensure that the birth records process proceeds smoothly for you, we
would like to ask you to complete the Certificate Intake Form. This will
ensure that the Birth Registrar has all the information needed to prepare
the birth certificate for your child.
As a courtesy to our parents, we can help you obtain a social security
number for your newborn. In order to do so, we must have your baby’s
name at the time the birth certificate is completed. Your child’s
social security card will be forwarded to you within five to eight weeks
from the Social Security Administration Office.
Baby Honor Wall
The birth of a baby is a cherished moment for parents, grandparents, family
and friends. If you are looking for a meaningful way to commemorate the
birth of your baby, please consider making a gift to Mission Hospital’s
Baby Honor Wall, to honor your precious baby while helping others receive
the most advanced care.
For a tax-deductible gift of $200, your baby’s name and birth date
will be listed on the Baby Honor Wall located in Mission Maternity Center.
Donation forms are available at our Welcome Baby Tour Night, on the Maternity
Center and by
The birth of a baby is a special time for everyone! You will be provided
the opportunity to press a button on our “Angel” wall located
in Labor and Delivery after the birth of your baby. Once this button is
pressed a soft sound of the Brahms Lullaby will be heard throughout our
hospital to announce your newborn’s arrival.
We recognize that there may be responsibilities you have that must go on
while you are in the hospital healing and learning about your baby. Mission
Hospital offers a complimentary concierge service to take care of some
of your personal tasks. Our concierge can even run an errand or pick up
an item you many have forgotten to bring with you or schedule an in-room
massage after delivery. You pay for only the cost of goods and services.
Pamper yourself! Contact our Complimentary Concierge Service at (949) 364-1400
Mission Hospital has partnered with Precious Handfootprints to provide
you with a keepsake of your baby’s precious foot.
You will be provided a gift certificate in your admission packet, which
can be redeemed by scheduling an impression appointment at the Mission
Mission Hospital is dedicated to ministering to the needs of the whole
person - body, mind and spirit.
You can reach the Spiritual Care team by calling (949) 364-1400 ext. 5399,
Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reach an evening, weekend
or on-call chaplain, please contact the hospital operator at (949)-364-1400.
Schumacher Healing Garden
Our healing garden is a quiet place to pray, meditate and reflect. The
entrance to the garden can be found by entering the lobby of Tower Two
and moving through the Chapel out the back door into the healing garden.
Your baby’s birth is very special. To mark the sacredness and wonder
of these moments, we offer a beautiful baby blessing in your faith, in
the comfort of your room. Spiritual Care is available 7 days a week. You
will receive information after you have you have given birth on how you
can arrange for a Baby Blessing.
For more information on Spiritual Care, including the team, chapel and
our No One Dies Alone program information, please visit our
Spiritual Care section.