The Birth Center at Mission Hospital
At Mission Hospital, patients can expect the most up-to-date decision aids
needed to tailor their personalized maternity and birth plan. Maternal
and fetal safety is our top priority, so interventions like pain medication,
cesarean-sections and episiotomies are used only when medically necessary,
or as part of your predetermined birth plan.
We empower women by offering a full suite of birthing options, including
natural birth in a homelike setting with our new team of midwives. Through
a special relationship with CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital,
we are directly connected to CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit
(NICU) for babies needing specialized care. And a team of newborn intensive
care physicians and nurses are available to attend your birth if medically
Midwifery Birthing Suites
Mission Hospital offers suites dedicates to patients who choose to deliver
with a midwife. The Midwifery Birthing suites are located within The Birth
Center at Mission Hospital. Mission Hospital is the second hospital in
the State of California to offer an in-hospital birth center to its patients.
The private Midwifery Suites have queen size beds, spacious laboring tubs
and are staffed by midwives and nurses who have been educated on physiologic
birth. 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.
Surgical Birthing Suites
For scheduled cesarean births or if an emergency should arise, we have
surgical birthing suites conveniently located on the Labor and Delivery Unit.
Surgical Birthing Recovery Suites
After the cesarean birth you and your support person will be moved to a
comfortable, private recovery suite, which is adjacent to the Surgical
Birthing Suites. You will be cared for, closely monitored and have the
opportunity to experience skin-to-skin with your newborn. Breastfeeding
is encouraged and supported during this special time.
After you have either recovered in your private Birthing Suite for a vaginal
delivery or in the Surgical Birthing Recovery Suite you will be welcomed
to one of our beautiful and comfortable private Mother-Baby Suites, where
you, your newborn and support person will be cared for by our specially
trained and highly-skilled mother-baby registered nurses. The majority
of our nurses hold advanced degrees and certifications in maternity care.
Our nurses are dedicated to providing patient-centered care that focuses
on both mother and baby. Nursing staff and certified breastfeeding consultants
provide one-on-one instruction in self-care, baby care and breastfeeding.
We practice 24-hour rooming in for baby whereby your newborn will stay
with you and receive his/her care in your room. We encourage the bonding
of your family and your newborn, and welcome your support person to stay
with you throughout your visit and the participation of siblings and other
Schedule an appointment:
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.
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We offer a variety of pre-birth classes to prepare mothers and families
for the arrival of a new baby. All classes are geared towards promoting
an environment that is healthy for babies, parents, and loved ones.
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