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 education.

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 family members.