Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Visiting hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
A Safe and Comfortable Pregnancy: You Got This
Welcoming a baby into the world is one of life’s greatest experiences—one that should fill your heart with joy. Let us be your partner during the months leading up to your delivery day, ensuring you approach your pregnancy with both happy anticipation and confidence.
Providence’s experts work with you. We dig deep into your preferences and concerns and help you discover the most up-to-date options that are best for your situation. We listen to you and help you make informed choices. It’s a pregnancy journey that addresses your head and heart –and that makes a lot of sense at this special time.
Let’s Plan Together
When you choose an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) to be your partner through pregnancy and delivery, we’ll help you create a birth plan that fits your preferences. We respect and honor your plan –understanding that preferences and safety concerns can change throughout your pregnancy and right up to delivery day.
Developing a birth plan is easier with an OB-GYN who listens to you, understands you, and shares in your decision-making. Need help finding an OB to fit your personality and preferences? Take this list of questions with you to your first appointment to help you find an OB-GYN partner who’s right for you.
A Modern Labor and Delivery Approach
When you go into labor, you can expect the same level of supportive, compassionate, and safe care you’ve received throughout your pregnancy. We’ll respect your birth plan, and you’ll be able to choose when and if pain medication will be used. Your labor and delivery experience will be based on your preferences and what is safest for you and your baby at the time of delivery.
Most babies can be born with very little medical help, and that’s good news because when we minimize surgical intervention, we help ensure a safer delivery. We’ll monitor your health and the health of your baby during the labor and birthing process. Unless necessary, we’ll work with you to avoid common interventions like inducing labor or episiotomy to help avoid dangerous complications that can delay healing.
Lower Risk. Higher Confidence: Having a Baby the Providence Way
At the same time, we know every birth is different, as is every new mom. If you choose an epidural for pain relief–even if you change your mind from your birth plan--we will honor your request when it’s safe to do. You are in charge of your birth experience, and that means easing your discomfort.
Did you know that women are three times more likely to experience complications during Caesarean delivery? For your safety, our OB-GYNs encourage vaginal birth even if you’ve had a previous C-section, when possible. However, there are times when a cesarean delivery may be medically necessary, and our experts will help ensure both you and your baby are safe and comfortable.
Let’s Start this Journey Together
If you’re ready for an outstanding pregnancy experience, start by choosing an OB-GYN who will be a good fit for you and will prioritize your safety. It’s so important to find someone who listens to you, doesn't pressure you, and gets you –both your head and your heart.
It’s your pregnancy. Let Providence be your partner.
Our multidisciplinary team of obstetric professionals and specialists focus on making pregnancy and birth a healthy and joyous event. They are focused on growing the bond between parent and child from the first second of birth and dedicated to the health of you and your baby. Our core team includes:
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
- Mother-baby nurses
- Lactation consultants
NICU and antepartum care
Forever committed to the health and wellbeing of mothers and children, the Women’s Pavilion also includes the San Fernando Valley’s first ever Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for premature and high-risk babies, as well as an antepartum care program designed to meet the needs of high-risk moms who require hospitalization before delivery.
At Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, we offer a full spectrum of educational classes and prenatal services for expectant mothers and their families. Our Mother & Baby Care Program is one of the most comprehensive pre- and post-natal educational programs in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Classes are offered at Providence Saint Joseph, Providence Holy Cross and Providence Tarzana Medical Centers, and are also available in Spanish. Call 818-847-4143 to register and find out about our classes schedules and fees.
Advanced registration is required for all classes. Some classes may be rescheduled due to low class enrollment.
Providence is committed to helping women experiencing emotional, social, and psychological challenges during and after pregnancy. Our focus is prevention and early intervention.
If you or a loved one is struggling with maternal depression, anxiety, family conflicts, or other stressors—or if you would like help connecting with mental health or social services resources—please call our toll-free Maternal Wellness WarmLine to speak to a licensed mental health professional:
*WarmLine is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and is NOT text-capable
If you are in crisis or if this is an emergency, please call 911
Please be advised that the Maternal Wellness WarmLine is not a crisis line nor does it handle emergencies. People in crisis should call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.