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.
Huntington Baby is the safest place to have your baby, your way.
Caring For Your Family Safely
We are happy to welcome healthy birth partners and support people. Please review our visitor policy prior to your arrival.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]