Labor and Delivery
Labor and Delivery
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.
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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.
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.
Hundreds of babies are born each month in our labor and delivery rooms. Our experienced physicians and skilled nurses help make this joyous event a healthy and personal time. Our Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) Suites provide a home-like setting while being equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and delivery capabilities. We believe in Mother/Baby Care, which means that mothers can keep newborn by their sides as much as they wish and nurses teach new moms how to be at ease with their baby.
Our Web Nursery allows family and friends to see baby's first pictures on the newborn's own web page.
Our Board-Certified perinatologists are specialists in caring for any type of high-risk obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis, when there are health concerns for the mother, the baby or both. Providence Saint Joseph offers genetic counseling, available to those with a family history of genetic or medical problems. Our hospital also offers breakthrough 4-D ultrasound technology that allows parents and physicians to see a baby in three-dimensional clarity before it's born.
Call 844-323-7768 to schedule a tour, find a physician or schedule an appointment with our maternity experts.
- Please self-park in the parking lot at the front of the hospital
- Enter through the main hospital entrance
- Reception will direct you to Admitting
- Our main entrance is closed after 8 p.m., so please call the hospital (818-843-5111) and let the operator know your estimated time of arrival
- Self-park in the parking lot at the front of the hospital
- Proceed to the main hospital entrance
- A security officer will meet you and direct you to Labor and Delivery
Our labor and delivery specialists are committed to helping mothers and infants through this joyous occasion. With comfortable treatments, women’s health evaluations and educational programs, our prenatal and birth services include:
- Non-stress tests
- Gestational diabetes management
- Gestational hypertension management
- Fetal monitoring
- Women’s wellness exams
- Vaginal (natural) delivery
- Cesarean section
- Gentle C-section
Our multidisciplinary team of obstetricians and other specialists are experienced in the care and treatment of mothers and children. Our core team includes:
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
- Certified nurses
- Lactation consultants
We offer a full spectrum of classes to educate new and experienced parents alike.
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