The Birth Center
The Birth Center
Maternity Center Suites
Antepartum - High Risk Suites
Sometimes pregnancy complications such as pre-term labor, pregnancy induced
hypertension or being pregnant with multiples may require bed rest and
close monitoring for both mother and baby. Hospitalization and bed rest
can be a challenge for expectant moms, but important to protect your health
and that of your unborn baby.
Our Labor and Delivery unit provides specialty care to high risk antepartum
patients and is provided by advanced trained registered nurses. The care
is coordinated with a maternal fetal medicine physician and many disciplines
throughout the hospital including dietary, physical/occupational therapy,
pastoral care, social services, perinatal education and neonatology.
To help enhance the patients stay, there are activities for our bed rest
patients including: a Movie/Book/Magazine/Game Cart generously donated
by Valiant Women and Mission Hospital Foundation, DVD players and art supplies.
Perinatal online education in made available for childbirth and breastfeeding
We have an Antepartum Care Committee, which is a volunteer group made up
of Mission Hospital nurses and former bed rest patients to enhance the
prolonged stay of high-risk patients and their families. The Committee
assists in providing moral support, empathy, resources and activities
to antepartum patients and their families including:
- Peer-to-Peer visits by former patients.
Nurse visits to provide additional support, kindness, and comfort to
patients and their families.
- Welcome gifts including a toiletry gift bag, magazines specific to bed
rest, and handmade quilts.
Bender Birthing Suites
Mission Hospital’s state-of-the-art labor, delivery and recovery
suites are located on the second floor of Tower One. Our private birthing
suites are equipped with all the technology and emergency equipment needed.
Each room is designed for comfort, privacy and safety.
Our approach to care is family-centered. We want to help you and your loved
ones celebrate your new addition to your family in comfort. Our supportive
childbirth environment provides superior care from our registered nurses
with advanced certifications and experience. Your personal labor nurse
will be with you during all stages of labor and delivery, helping you
through contractions and making you as comfortable as possible.
Our patients range from those with uncomplicated deliveries to those who
are experiencing high-risk pregnancies. Through a special relationship
with CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, we are directly connected
to CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for who need specialized
care. A team of newborn intensive care physicians and nurses are available
to attend your birth if medically necessary.
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.
Moiso Mother-Baby Suites
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