Childbirth is not a day, nor a moment, but a nine-month journey to motherhood. And at Providence Mission Hospital, we’re here to offer an experience that is truly different, to walk that path together with you; with respect and empowerment, knowledge and understanding. Because we believe you are what’s naturally best for your baby. And for one of life’s most precious events, one you’ll remember for the rest of your life, we offer a whole new approach to modern obstetrics at Mission Hospital.
From exceptional labor and delivery services to a range of flexible birthing options, Providence Mission Hospital focuses on your needs and respects your preferences. When you partner with us, we’ll walk with you through your pregnancy, listen closely, offer sound options and help you make informed decisions. Then we’ll follow your lead — because you’re the mom. We’re here to support your choices, your comfort, and your safety. A Perinatal Nurse Navigator is available to help all patients in preparation for your delivery (including pre-admission).
Our state-of-the-art facility has specialized physicians and services immediately available for any need that arises. And for maximum peace of mind, Providence Mission is the only hospital directly connected to CHOC at Mission Hospital, with expert neonatologists on-site 24/7 for babies who need specialized care. The maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Providence Mission’s Perinatal Diagnostic and Treatment Center work closely with CHOC’s team to ensure the best care possible for mothers and babies. Even high-risk moms can feel secure, as expert perinatologists are available during pregnancy and delivery. With Providence Mission’s team by your side, you’ve got this.
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. If you prefer natural birth but still want to partner with an OB-GYN, many of our doctors support natural, unmedicated birth plans – you can even request a doula, and enjoy soothing amenities like hydrotherapy and LED candles in our state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit. We respect and honor your plan–understanding that preferences and safety concerns can change throughout your pregnancy and right up to delivery day.
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 prevent dangerous complications that can delay healing.
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 cesarean 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.
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.
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- Our perinatal nurse navigator can be reached at 949-485-8648. Additionally, our perinatal educator can be contacted via email.
- For information on breastfeeding support, please call 949-365-BABY and select option 3.
We would love to provide you with a personal tour of our Birth Center. Please call our Perinatal Nurse Navigator at 949-485-8648 to find a date that works for you. You may also take a virtual tour. Take a virtual tour.
Designed to educate new and experienced parents alike, Mission Hospital offers a full spectrum of classes to help support parents in caring for their child. All classes are geared towards promoting an environment that is healthy for babies, parents and loved ones.
When you are expecting there are many decisions to make - the most important being where to deliver your baby. Mission Hospital believes the birth of your baby is one of life’s most cherished miracles and time in your life. We would like to invite you to deliver your baby at Mission Hospital. Where miracles happen every day!
As a Magnet and Certified Baby Friendly Birth Facility we offer comprehensive maternal infant services, round-the-clock support, and a high touch - high tech environment. We are committed to providing you with quality patient care and nursing excellence in a safe, comfortable environment that meets the needs of your entire family. We respect your family’s uniqueness and value you and your family as important members of the healthcare team. We offer a family-centered care environment and encourage the bonding of your family with your newborn and welcome participation of siblings and other family members.
We are committed to making a positive lasting memory, strive to make a difference for those we are privileged to care for, focused on the pursuit of being the most preferred hospital with superior outcomes and adhere to our core set of values that characterize our culture; Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice.
Specialists are available for every outcome. Should your pregnancy need a higher level of monitoring we have our Perinatal Diagnostic and Treatment Center, as well as an Antepartum wing for expectant women requiring bedrest and extra monitoring. For newborns needing a higher level of care we are proud to have Children’s Hospital at Mission Hospital, a level three neonatal unit.
Registration is easyOption 1
Patients may pre-register by calling 949-364-1400 ext. 1810. Please leave a message and an admitting staff member will contact you.
Patients may attend our Welcome Baby Tour Night and pre-register in person. A second benefit of this option is you will be able to sign the Conditions of Admission, which means your registration is complete.
Please contact our Call Center Staff at 877-459-3627 to register for this program. Call Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Our highest priority is to provide the safest environment so our physicians and caregivers can provide exceptional, high-quality care. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made some changes to our processes to help keep you safe.
- All laboring women should enter the hospital through Mission Hospital’s main entrance at Tower 1. Disregard the “no visitors” sign. All patients and their support person will be screened.
- Park in 20-minute parking and bring your belongings with you. Your support person can move the car once you are settled into your room.
- The main entrance is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- At night, between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., please call the Birth Center at 949-365-2141 to tell them you have arrived at the Tower 1 entrance. A caregiver will promptly come to let you in. If your call is not quickly answered, please call 949-365-2151.
- If your delivery is imminent – you have unusual bleeding or you have a medical concern unrelated to your pregnancy – you must go to the Emergency Department immediately.
We recognize that these new processes are inconvenient and we apologize, but given the COVID-19 pandemic we have implemented these precautions for your safety, as well as the safety of your child and family. See COVID-19 Precautions.
To learn more about visiting mom and the new baby, please read our visitor policy.
Thank you for your support.
- Picture ID
- Insurance card
- Nursing gowns (2)
- Nursing bra/tank and nursing pads
- Maternity underwear
- Eyeglasses or contacts (if needed)
- Toiletries/blow dryer
- Lip balm
- Slippers/shower sandals
- Play list/ear buds
- Cell phone charger
- Hard candy
- Pillow (optional)
- Breastfeeding pillow
- Hair ties
- Comfortable clothes to wear home
- Change of comfortable clothes
- Shower sandals
- Cell phone/list of numbers to call
- Installed car seat (may be left in car)
- Clothes to wear home
- Receiving blanket
Labor & Delivery Suites
Alternative link to view the Labor & Delivery Suites virtual tour
How to use the virtual tour:
From a Computer
Use the arrow keys to navigate the individual areas
- Up Arrow = Forward
- Down Arrow = Backward
- Left Arrow = Move left
- Right Arrow = Move right
You can also navigate using the mouse
- Double click to move forward or click and drag to move around the area.
- To reset the view, click on one of the two icons on the bottom left of the screen to view the Dollhouse View or View Floor Plan.
- On a smart phone or tablet, touch and drag on the screen to navigate through the scenes.
Virtual tours graciously donated by Three D Media.
Providence is committed to helping women experiencing emotional, social and psychological challenges during and after pregnancy. Our focus is prevention and early intervention.
Providence Mission Hospital offers specialized treatment and services for pregnant or postpartum women experiencing maternal mental health disorders, also known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through our Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Program.
If you or a loved one is struggling with maternal depression, anxiety, family conflicts or other stressors and you have questions about what kind of help is available, please call:
This free referral line will help connect you to mental health providers in the community such as counselors, psychotherapists and psychiatrists specially trained to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers. Unanswered calls will be returned within two business days.
Please be advised that this is not a crisis line nor does it handle emergencies. People in crisis should call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
Awards and Recognition
Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is proud to be recognized as a U.S. News & World Report 2024 High-Performing Hospital for maternity care.
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