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It’s time to welcome your new bundle of joy. Memorial Hospital has been providing care for moms and new babies for decades, delivering more than 3,000 babies every year. But we still treat every birth like it’s a unique experience. Because each is one of our Miracles on 34th Street.
At Memorial Hospital, we work closely with you to make giving birth here safe and comfortable. We feature large, modern birthing suites where state-of-the-art equipment is balanced with home-like features, including a comfortable place for dad or other family members to rest. In August 2017, Memorial Hospital procured wireless fetal monitoring for mothers so you can shower or walk around the unit while in labor. The unit also has peanut balls to help mothers labor more effectively, and a children’s healing garden, complete with fountains and animal topiaries, near the Labor and Delivery unit to keep siblings happy.
Our obstetrical (OB) physicians are onsite 24/7 to manage emergencies and consult with a physician on your behalf in your absence. We also care for mothers-to-be who have no chosen obstetrician. Regardless of delivery method (vaginal or C-section), if your baby is healthy, you'll be provided with one hour of uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and bonding time with your newborn.
Caring for a newborn can be overwhelming, so we place an emphasis on parenting classes and education. Whether you’re a first time mom or a mother of many, our nurses work individually with you teaching baby care, breastfeeding and providing on-going support to ensure success.
Memorial Hospital received 2017 Healthgrades Five-Star Awards for both vaginal and C-section deliveries. Mothers and babies treated in hospitals receiving these awards had, on average, a 53.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.
Memorial Hospital was awarded the 2017 Healthgrades Gynecology Surgery Excellence Award. Mothers treated in hospitals receiving this award had, on average, a 41.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Currently, Memorial hospital has the lowest C-section rates for first time mothers in California and the fifth lowest in the nation.
If your baby is born prematurely or with a serious illness, we have a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) just steps away. There, specially trained NICU doctors and nurses use state-of-the-art equipment to care for every need of the tiniest of newborns. Take a tour of our facility on 34th Street to see for yourself what a difference Memorial Hospital can make when you’re giving birth. Find out for yourself why our baby program is known as Miracles on 34th Street.
Memorial Hospital has been designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital, the highest accreditation for birth centers.
To register for parenting classes or to take a tour of our family birth center, please call 661.327.4647 ext. 4510.
To find an OB/GYN, please call 661.324.7070 or use our Find a Doctor search tool.