Your baby.
Your birth experience.

Your way.

The Family Birth Center team at Huntington Hospital delivers custom birth experiences every day.

Huntington Baby

Family-Centered Care for Pregnancy & Childbirth

Having a baby is one of the most exciting, life-changing moments you’ll ever experience. Our Family Birth Center team partners with you on your personalized birth experience to give your baby the best start in life.

Safety is key when looking for a place to give birth. At Huntington, we always plan for the unexpected. When looking for an OB, make sure they deliver at a hospital like ours that is well-prepared to handle all possible complications. We created this safer birth flyer, to let you know what questions are important to ask when choosing an OB.

Huntington Hospital is the safest place to have your baby, your way.

A Partnership That Delivers Exceptional Care

We are excited to welcome Fair Oaks Women’s Health and their team of obstetricians, gynecologists, and other women’s health experts to the Huntington Health family. Learn more here.

Conveniently located on our campus in Pasadena, the trusted team at Fair Oaks Women’s Health has been delivering babies at our hospital for decades.

Visit the Fair Oaks Women’s Health website to learn more about the exceptional health care services they offer for women and their babies.

Services & Amenities

From pregnancy support to your labor and delivery, and all the important things that happen after you meet your little one, we offer services to safely care for you every step of the way.

Start with the Huntington Baby Birth Partnership Form, our customized birth preferences worksheet to help you plan the custom birth experience you want.

Meet Your Birth Team

At Huntington Hospital, our compassionate specialists are dedicated to bringing your baby safely into this world.

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Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Huntington Hospital are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.

Having Your Baby at Huntington Hospital

When you give birth in the Family Birth Center, we will guide you through every step of the process with a focus on your safety and comfort.

We know you want to prepare as much as possible before labor begins.

Visit our Preparing For Your Stay page to find:

Whether baby decides to come late at night or early in the morning, you will have 24/7 access to medical experts, including an OB hospitalist and OB anesthesiologist to ensure that you and baby are healthy and safe.

Visit our Labor & Delivery page to learn more about:

  • Our well-equipped and comfortable birthing suites with advanced monitoring and space to support your preferred birthing methods.
  • Board-certified OB/GYN physicians and anesthesiologists available 24/7.
  • Our obstetrical emergency department and dedicated Perinatal High-Risk Unit, standing by should you need it.

Once your little arrives the adventure truly begins. Our nurses will help you during this exciting time.

Visit our After Your Baby is Born page to learn more about:

  • A registered nurse from our Baby Bonding Team will monitor your newborn’s health and help with skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding.
  • Monitoring of you and baby to keep you healthy and informed.
  • Mother-Baby couplet care to enhance breastfeeding and bonding.
  • Little comforts like snack cart visits and in-room menu ordering to make your stay more pleasant.
  • Checklist to prepare for discharge including our discharge class and plans.
  • Support for the transition home.

We know that having your baby is just the first step in this new journey, so we provide many resources for the hours, days and months.

Visit our Help For When You Get Home page to learn about:

  • Breastfeeding support programs and breast pump and scale rentals.
  • Maternal Wellness Program to help with any postpartum depression or anxiety.
  • Baby & Me Program for new babies and their families.
  • Support groups to maintain that social support that’s critical in the early months of being a new parent.

Specialized Treatment & Care

Our Level III B NICU provides the highest level of care for babies born prematurely or with medical problems. Not all NICUs are created equal, learn why a Level III NICU is so important.

COVID-19 Information and Guidelines

We are proud to offer Virtual Live classes to help prepare you for your birth experience, breastfeeding and baby care. In today’s challenging environment, we are offering these customized live classes to our Huntington parents, at no charge, to provide you the information you need in a safe and convenient way.

  • We strongly advise expectant parents to take part in social distancing as appropriate, following updated instructions from officials as they become available.
  • In addition, they should follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC. These include:
    • Washing their hands thoroughly.
    • Covering their mouth and nose with a tissue (not with their hands) when they sneeze or cough.
    • Not touching their eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
    • Avoiding close contact with those who are sick.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Yes, arriving expecting parents should follow these directions.

Per regulations in LA County, parents should be wearing masks. Expectant parents will be issued a mask upon arrival at the hospital.

Limit One Bag per Family

Please limit personal belongings brought from home to ONE bag per family. Storage space is currently limited.

Directions for Parents Coming to Labor & Delivery

  • Arriving 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Please self-park or valet park, and enter through the main hospital entrance.  Reception will direct you to Labor & Delivery.
  • Arriving between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. – Please call hospital security at (626) 397-5282 and let the officer know your estimated time of arrival. Please self-park in our North parking lot.  Our main entrance is closed after 10:00 p.m., so a security officer will meet you and unlock the door.

While we hope all of our expectant parents remain illness-free, we do have a contingency plan in the event an expectant mother is ill. In addition to taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our patients, laboring mothers who we suspect may have or have tested positive for COVID-19 will be admitted to a negative pressure room, and deliver their baby and receive postpartum care in designated spaces with all appropriate precautions. Our team has redoubled efforts to ensure we have protocols in place to keep you and your baby safe during this challenging time.

No, as part of infection prevention protocols, we have suspended breast pump rentals at this time. Our team would be happy to suggest a pump for purchase, feel free to reach out with any questions (626) 397-3172.

Please check back for more information.


Patient Stories

Patient story: Lisa and Michael Brown

Brown Family

Pregnant with their first child, while also settling into a new house and hometown, Lisa and Michael Brown were excited about the next phase of their life, which would expand their family of two — to three.  As new Pasadeneans, the couple knew choosing where to give birth was an important decision. When one of […]
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Patient story: Lemon Family

Lemon Family

After two healthy pregnancies with her boys Luca and Joaquin, and a stillbirth with her angel baby Soleil, Celina Lemon experienced secondary infertility. So, when she and her husband, Juan, found out that they were pregnant with two baby girls, they were overjoyed. Over the first 31 weeks, Celina’s pregnancy went fairly smooth, as she […]
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Jenny and Jason Hamilton and family

Hamilton Family

Jenny and Jason Hamilton wanted a baby for a long time. In June 2019, discouraged after years of trying and not getting pregnant, the Hamiltons decided to try something different. They created an email address with the username futurekidhamilton. Jenny and Jason, already proud pet parents to two dogs, wanted to affirm their desire to […]
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Karen Joy Walsh, husband, and baby

Karen

Karen Joy Walsh experienced complications during pregnancy that made her decision about where to give birth an easy one. As a nurse herself, she knew she wanted world-class care, so she chose Huntington Hospital’s Family Birth Center. “I knew I needed the best — and that’s Huntington,” says Karen. Early in her pregnancy, Karen developed […]
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Patient story: Kylie Williams

Williams Family

Yasmina Williams was three days shy of her due date when she woke up with labor pains. When her contractions intensified, her husband, Trevor, rushed her to the Family Birth Center at Huntington Hospital. “We chose to give birth at Huntington because it’s the best hospital,” Yasmina says. “Even if we lived further away, we […]
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Woman holding a new born baby, wrapped in a blanket

Marcela

During the recent birth of her baby at Huntington Hospital, Marcela* realized the life-saving importance of donating blood. Marcela was pregnant with her second child and developed a life-threatening complication that required a platelet transfusion. “My platelet count was low, so there was a risk that my baby was not getting enough oxygen to survive,” […]
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PJ Epstein family

Peyton Jeffrey (PJ)

When Mayra Epstein was choosing where to give birth, she relied on the advice of friends and family. She and her husband, Paul, had heard only good things about Huntington Hospital-affiliated OBGYNs, nurses and facilities from many sources — including her own father, who has worked at the hospital for more than a decade. Still, […]
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Beautiful couple sitting on a park bench with their two daughters on their laps

George

Hayley English and her husband, Nick, recently welcomed their son, George, into the world in May 2020. George was part of the fourth generation of the family to be born at Huntington Hospital. When Hayley and Nick arrived at the hospital in May, the reality of a widespread pandemic was still fairly new. For many, […]
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Gianna

In late March 2020, Rachel Galluppi went into labor — 35 weeks into her pregnancy. She and her husband, Francis, rushed to Huntington Hospital. After examining Rachel, caregivers determined that her baby was in breech position. Rachel would need a cesarean section right away. Only an hour after the Galluppis arrived at the hospital, baby […]
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Elizabeth Lascaze Smith and her husband, sitting on a couch and holding their twin children

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lascaze was in extreme pain. It started suddenly when she was just 23 weeks pregnant with twins. Something was wrong. “It was terrifying,” says Elizabeth. “I didn’t know if we were going to lose the babies.” Her physician determined that Elizabeth was going into labor — dangerously early. Her twins needed more time in […]
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Elena Elias and her husband, sitting on a couch and holding their baby daughter in front of them

Elena

Elena Elias was born on May 11, 2017, after only 23 weeks and five days of gestation. Her mom, Natalie, had an emergency cesarean section at Huntington Hospital. Elena was born small — only 1 pound, 2.2 ounces (515 grams) — a micro-preemie. Elena could not breathe on her own at birth. Elizabeth Kovacs, MD, […]
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Brycen

Brycen Tran, born June 3, 2018, weighed less than four-fifths of a pound at birth, making him the smallest baby ever born at Huntington Hospital. Nothing had prepared his parents for the premature arrival of their first child. Mom, HourLy Lim, had a seemingly normal pregnancy until she was diagnosed with extremely high blood pressure […]
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View all patient stories here.