Labor & Delivery

Life's journey deserves the best possible start.

Huntington Baby Labor & Delivery

Family Birth Center at Huntington Hospital

Woman smiling at her newborn baby in a hospital bed.

When it’s time for baby to arrive, your Huntington Baby team has expertise and facilities to welcome baby safely.

Directions for Arriving at the Family Birth Center: Day or Night

  • 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.
  • We are happy to welcome healthy visitors to our campus. Please review our visitor policy prior to your arrival.

Meet Your Huntington Baby Care Team

Community Obstetricians

More than 80 physicians have privileges to deliver babies at Huntington Hospital. Find a local obstetrician or gynecologist for the best care.

Obstetrical Emergency Department (OB-ED)

To provide the timeliest care for expectant mothers, our OB-ED is an emergency department area dedicated solely to obstetrical patients presenting to the hospital for care. Patients are evaluated by our skilled laborist physicians rather than the traditional nurse-led phone triage found in many hospitals.

24/7 Laborists

Our laborist program ensures 24 hours a day, 365 days a year board-certified OB/GYN physician support for you and your baby. In the event that you arrive at the hospital before your doctor, a laborist will be there to support you until your doctor arrives. When literally a matter of minutes can make a life-saving difference, our laborist program offers peace of mind for our families.

24/7 OB Anesthesiologists

Our select group of board-certified anesthesiologists are proficient in all areas of modern techniques of obstetrical anesthesiology. They are also trained to deal with unexpected emergencies and medical complications. Anesthesiologists are located on the L&D floor and are available 24 hours a day.

Your Nursing Team

The nursing staff at Huntington Hospital is here to provide excellent and compassionate care for you and your baby. All nurses are educated to support breastfeeding. The majority of our nursing staff is trained on Baby-Friendly world-class standards of maternity care. As a Magnet-designated hospital, Huntington Hospital has received the highest recognition for nursing excellence and patient outcomes.

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.

Explore Our Facilities

Right in your suite, caregivers have immediate access to the most advanced equipment and monitoring systems to welcome baby more safely. Labor, delivery and recovery room (LDRs) for vaginal deliveries and three surgical suites for caesarean section deliveries are all in one area.

Typically, following delivery mother and baby share the same room for the duration of their hospital stay. Our Mother Baby postpartum unit offers 32 private rooms and 6 rooms designated for phototherapy and other situations. Here you and your family will be cared for as you bond with your new baby. All of our family-centered postpartum rooms include their own private bathroom and shower as well as televisions, telephones, fully adjustable beds, a bassinet for your baby and sleep accommodations for your support person.

Learn more about our Mother-Baby Couplet Care program.

Perinatal High-Risk Unit

Most pregnancies progress smoothly, but some conditions may increase the possibility for complications during your pregnancy and delivery. If you experience a complication, Huntington Hospital’s Perinatal High-Risk Unit includes twelve private rooms and features a skilled staff, who are specially trained to care for high-risk patients.

A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is a physician that specializes in high-risk pregnancies. Our specialists are available for consultation with your obstetrician and the labor and delivery staff to coordinate the safest and healthiest birth for you and your baby. Mother and fetus are monitored 24 hours a day to ensure that their health is not compromised.

Some mothers stay in the high-risk unit for several weeks until the time of delivery and others for just a day. Regardless of your length of stay, you will be cared for and educated about the skills necessary to cope with a high-risk pregnancy. The High-Risk Unit is adjacent to our Labor and Delivery area in case the need arises for an emergency delivery.

Learn more about how Huntington Hospital is the best maternity hospital in the San Gabriel Valley and greater Los Angeles.

Patient Stories

Karen Joy Walsh, husband, and baby


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 […]
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 […]
READ MORE Williams Family
Woman holding a new born baby, wrapped in a blanket


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,” […]
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, […]
READ MORE Peyton Jeffrey (PJ)


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 […]
READ MORE Elizabeth


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 […]

View all patient stories here.