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 and
Laguna Beach OB/GYN 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.
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.
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
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.
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.