Creating Magical Moments

The Birth Center at Mission Hospital

Our midwives, physicians and nurses take great pride in focusing on the unique needs of each mother, baby and loved ones connected to the experience. We provide compassionate guidance throughout the birthing process and offer personalized care to support your ultimate birth experience. We are doula friendly and fully support natural birth if that is your preference.The Birth Center at Mission Hospital offers aromatherapy, spa-like amenities including massage, LED candles as well as sound bars in all of the suites.

NEW! Private midwifery suites

The private Midwifery Suites at Mission Hospital have queen size beds, spacious laboring tubs and are staffed by midwives and nurses who have been educated on physiologic birth. We are thrilled to be able to give families the option to deliver in a comfortable, home-like environment, while still being supported by the advanced services of a specialty hospital as well as south Orange County’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in partnership with CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.

Mission Hospital would be proud to provide the care you and your growing baby need. We partner with Mission OB/GYN (949-364-1040) and Laguna Beach OB/GYN (949-499-2258) to deliver quality prenatal care to our community.

Maternity Welcome Baby Tour

Join us for our Welcome Baby Tour and learn all about The Birth Center at Mission Hospital, including education, follow-up programs and go on a tour of The Birth Center. Support partners, family members and friends are encouraged to attend. No children please.

You can register for an Open House here or call (877) 459-3627 for additional information.

Birthing Classes and Educational Programs for Expecting Parents

We offer a variety of pre-birth classes to prepare mothers and families for the arrival of a new baby. All classes are geared towars promoting an environment that is healthy for babies, parents, and loved ones. To register online for education classes click here, or call (877) 459-3627!

Features at The Birth Center

The Birth Center at Mission Hospital offers aromatherapy, spa-like amenities including massage services*, LED candles as well as sound bars in all of the suites.

Doulas

Studies find that when Doulas are present at birth, women have shorter labors, fewer medical interventions, fewer cesareans, healthier babies and breastfeed longer. Learn more about the Doulas.

Massage Therapy and Skincare Therapy

We offer a number of pre-natal and post-natal massage and skincare therapies focused on pampering and renewal. Our massage therapist is certified in pre- and post-natal massage and she uses a custom blend of essential oils that is unique to each patient based on your needs. Services are delivered in the comfort of your suite. View our spa menu.

Professional Photography

A professional photographer is available to take photos of your newborn as well as capture the precious moments with your family. Additional fees apply. The photographer is on-site daily and will stop by your suite to discuss your photography options.

Baby Friendly Designation

As a certified Baby Friendly™ Hospital, we are a member of a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals that offer an optimum level of care for lactation. This designation is quite an honor, as only 243 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers in 46 states and the District of Columbia hold the Baby Friendly designation.

Online Nursery & Birth Certificate

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 click here (password required). You can also click here to request a birth certificate.

Heart Screening for Newborns

This March of Dimes initiative began at Mission Hospital on July 1, 2013 and provides mandatory screening for all newborns to identify critical congenital heart disease. Within the first nine days of screening, we identified our first critical case of congenital heart disease. Our goal is to help provide early medical care and solutions for these infants.

Valiant Women's Solutions Boutique

Mission Hospital knows that pregnancy and motherhood are exciting times filled with joy, new challenges and even uncertainty. That's why we created Solutions, a warm, caring place where mothers and moms-to-be can turn.

It is located in the Mission Women’s Wellness Center, and has everything you need to support your transition to breastfeeding, such as nursing tanks, breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies, NuRoo Pocket Baby Wearing Shirt and other wellness supplies. You can learn more about Solutions on our website.

Award-Winning Labor/Delivery & Obstetrical Nurses

These are expert, dedicated, and specially trained nurses, whose priority is the safe and joyful arrival of each baby. Mission Hospital Labor and Delivery and Obstetric nurse’s average over 20 years of experience and are committed to providing compassionate care to reach optimum outcomes and ensure patient satisfaction. Over 40% of our nurses are specially trained with advanced certification in fetal monitoring and inpatient obstetric care. Our nurses and physicians work together to manage complex medical conditions that can arise in pregnant women.

All unit nurses are also required to complete and maintain advanced certifications under Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). In addition, Mission Hospital received the Magnet Recognition Program Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing services.

To learn more about The Birth Center, browse through our website or give us a call at (877) 459-3627.

*Additional fees apply for massage and skincare services.