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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, Northridge 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 Northridge Hospital’s Family Birth Center is the perfect place to welcome your new bundle of joy.

To schedule an in-person Maternity Tour, please call us at (866) 792-BABY (2229).

Award-winning Care

For 65 years, Northridge Hospital has served the San Fernando Valley's health care needs—offering the highest quality, comprehensive maternity care. Los Angeles Newsweek, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, voted us as one of the "Best Maternity Hospitals" in 2020, while Healthgrades recognized us a Five-Star Recipient for Maternity Care for 7 Years in a Row. 

And when it comes to caring for your new baby once they’re here, Los Angeles Daily News readers voted us "Best Pediatric Care.”

About Our Birth Suites

At Northridge Hospital, we have an entire floor dedicated solely to the birthing experience. Our maternity suites are beautifully furnished and decorated for a “homelike” feel with soft colors, wood floors and coordinated bedding to offer a comfortable, yet highly functional and nurturing room for your stay. 

Although our staff is always present, the rooms provide a homelike atmosphere with medical equipment stored out of sight in the room’s custom wood cabinetry.

The Labor-Delivery-Recovery (LDR) suites allow you to remain in one room during all phases of your labor and delivery.

At Northridge Hospital, your baby is never out of sight. Baby will be rooming-in with you from birth to discharge.

Fully equipped for cesarean section deliveries, the surgical room is located on the unit, giving you the comfort of knowing there is immediate access if this should become necessary.

NICU

Level IIIB NICU

If your baby needs extra TLC, rest assured that Northridge Hospital features a Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), offering the most advanced services needed for your premature baby.

 

Baby-Friendly® Hospital

Northridge Hospital Medical Center is one of less than 10 percent of hospitals in the U.S. recognized by Baby-Friendly® USA for adopting care practices that promote the highest level of breastfeeding support and education in the first crucial months of a baby's life.

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Family Birth Center Services

Every expectant mom needs peace of mind knowing she’ll receive the best possible care when the big day arrives. That’s why Northridge Hospital offers 24-hour obstetrics services with the OB Hospitalist Group—the industry’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider.

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New parents have lots of questions. And even existing parents do who can use a refresher. Join us for any or all of our educational sessions on the process of childbirth, pain management, breastfeeding and child safety.

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Breastfeeding is one of the best things that only you can do for your baby, but this can sometimes be challenging. Our bilingual mother-baby trained nurses offer around-the-clock breastfeeding support so that all moms feel secure before leaving the hospital. After going home, you’re invited to join us to exchange information and experiences from other moms—led by an experienced lactation educator.

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Welcome Baby is a free service for all women who give birth at Northridge Hospital regardless of income level or risk factors. Every mother receives a postpartum hospital visit, including a maternal/newborn screening, breastfeeding support and home visits until the baby is 9 months old.

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My baby app

My Baby pregnancy app

You’re taking the right steps towards a healthy pregnancy. With the My Baby pregnancy app, you can track your baby’s development, look up symptoms and issues and more. Download the app today.

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.

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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Find Maternity Services

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

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