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Your journey to motherhood is one of life’s most precious times. Track every baby kick, appointment and more with our My Baby pregnancy app.

 

Family Birth Center

As a mom-to-be, you have a lot of decisions to make—from choosing the right foods, to preparing for baby’s arrival. Fortunately, California Hospital Medical Center’s Family Birth Center has a whole team of specialists ready to safely guide and support you throughout your journey. Because we believe birth isn't just a procedure, but a joyful family experience.

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Take a Maternity Tour

Where you choose to deliver your baby is one of the first big decisions you’ll make as a parent. See for yourself why California Hospital’s Family Birth Center is the perfect place to welcome your new bundle of joy.

To schedule a virtual Maternity Tour, please call us at (213) 742-6083.

NICU

Level III NICU

If your baby needs extra TLC, rest assured that California Hospital features a 26-bed, fully equipped Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), offering the most advanced services needed for your premature baby.

Midwives and Water Immersion Labor Options

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. We’re also uniquely equipped to offer a water birth option to interested mothers. If you are a low-risk, healthy pregnant woman interested in more information on midwives and water birth options, please contact the Women’s Health Center at Eisner Health at (888) 598.1835.

Family Birth Center Services

Online Patient Registration

We want your birth day to be focused on you. That’s why we ask expecting moms to complete all of the necessary registration paperwork in advance. Please complete the pre-admission application by your seventh month—or return it with the necessary information to the Admitting Department by mail or in person.

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Birthing Options

A birth plan is a written document that outlines your preferences for labor and birth. Whether you have just an idea of what you want your birth plan to look like, or you’ve got it all planned out, Dignity Health can help make your labor and delivery experience the best it can be.

Most people use the term natural childbirth to refer to the process of going through labor and birth without the use of pain medication or other medical interventions. There are a variety of reasons why a woman would choose to pursue a natural childbirth.

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes through the birth canal, or vagina. It is the usual, natural birth process, and babies are typically delivered vaginally unless your doctor finds a medical reason for delivery by Cesarean section (C-section) instead.

A cesarean birth is surgery to deliver a baby through incisions in the mother’s abdomen and womb. At Dignity Health, a cesarean birth is considered when your doctor feels it is the safest delivery option for the mother, the baby, or both.

If you have had a cesarean delivery (also called a C-section) before, California Hospital supports your decision to deliver your next baby vaginally. When medically indicated as safe by your physician, the option of vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery is now available to you. This is called vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC. Our certified nurse-midwives are specialists in vaginal birth after cesareans and have received national recognition for their success in this procedure.

Delivering Joy Safely

Find Maternity Services

For more information or to find a physician, please call the numbers before. Or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.

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