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Maternity & Neonatal
California Hospital Medical Center is specialized to help you through all stages of your pregnancy.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at California Hospital Medical Center is a 26-bed, fully equipped unit. All 26 beds are licensed for intensive care. The NICU is rated as a Level III, Community unit and has surgical credentials. The staff is committed to the care of ill, premature and term infants born at the hospital from birth to discharge. The staff also cares for the emotional and educational needs of the parents and families of the newborns in the unit.
Take a Maternity Tour
Maternity Tours at California Hospital take place at 10:00 AM most Tuesdays/Fridays in English and Wednesdays/Thursdays in Spanish. If weekends work better for you, we also host tours on the third Saturday of the month. Maternity Tours last about an hour and cover the hospital’s birthing areas and policies. We prepare you for what to expect when you arrive for your delivery.
- Complete your pre-admission papers so you don’t have to do this on the day you arrive to deliver.
- Enjoy a free hot lunch
- Get all of your questions answered.
- Take home a packet of information that includes: a hospital bag packing list, helpful tips, and important phone numbers.
Midwifery or Water Immersion in Labor
Are you hoping to have your baby with midwives? Are you interested in using water for your labor and possibly giving birth in water? We are proud to offer the best quality care from the amazing team of Eisner nurse-midwives who have been attending births for decades at California Hospital.
If you are a low-risk, healthy pregnant woman, please contact the Women’s Health Center at Eisner Health for more information. Call 213.747.5542.
Please note that in order to qualify, you must currently be receiving prenatal care at Eisner’s Women’s Health Center before 32 weeks of pregnancy. Authorization by a nurse-midwife is required to be considered for water immersion.
Learn more about Eisner Health – Women's Health Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
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