Personalized Maternity Care in Southern California
Our Goal is to make this Experience Exciting & Positive for the Entire Family
It's something that happens every day but still seems special and exciting
every time, having a baby is a thrilling, somewhat scary experience that
Methodist Hospital of Southern California is proud to be a part of. We
want to give you and your family a wonderful start. Our maternity center
houses nine labor/delivery/recovery suites, four labor rooms, and two
operating rooms. We have taken pains to plan for every contingency so
that we can act fast in the event of a complication during labor.
We Cater to Your Needs & Desires
Many expectant mothers have some idea of how they want their labor to be
and we work closely with our patients to make sure the birth experience
is as close to their vision as possible. Our beautiful, private and semi-private
suites are designed to facilitate a quick recovery so you and your baby
can return home and start your new lives together.
The maternity ward is prepared to handle patient needs and emergencies
as they arise. Our state-of-the-art facility is outfitted with:
- 24-hour anesthesia coverage
- Registered nurses, OB technicians, and physicians on-call 24/7
- A Newborn nursery
- 17-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- A multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses, respiratory
therapists, social workers, pharmacists, dieticians, and occupational
- Fetal monitor displays in every room that are monitored from the nurses' station
- 24-bed couplet care unit designed for family-centered care in Berger Tower,
featuring 20 private rooms and two semi-private rooms.
Maternity Tours & Classes
Methodist Hospital offers a number of exciting educational programs that
help families prepare for the arrival of a new baby and make important
decisions. Each class offers unique information, so we encourage you to
participate in as many classes as possible. To learn how to register for
classes and for a full listing of dates, please go to
Maternity Tours & Classes.
Breastfeeding Support "Mommy & Baby Bistro"
This support group is free to the community. Starting in September, the
group will meet 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday
of the month in one of the classrooms near Parking Lot D. For more information,
please call 626-462-2710 or 626-574-2415. To RSVP online, please visit the
We are always honored when people choose us as their partner during this
special event. If you have questions about our maternity services, please