Expanded Mother Baby Unit
Kathleen Penzes and Carol Suchy discuss the Maternity Floor

Thank you for choosing St. Joseph Hospital's Maternity Program

Click on the image above to view a demo of our online childbirth class. Use Code "SJO2015"

At St. Joseph Hospital we believe that your child's birth is an event to be cherished for a lifetime. We have the privilege of welcoming nearly 5,000 newborns annually. Each birth is unique, based on the growing family's special needs and desires. For all of our growing families, we pledge to provide a safe and nurturing birth experience.

Our Maternity Program features 50 spacious private rooms that accommodate an overnight stay for a support person and feature a special sink for baby's first bath. This allows the entire family to share a once-in-a-lifetime event in an intimate setting. Our unit also features a Transitional Care Unit located down the hall from mom's room. The unit cares for babies who require observation immediately after delivery. For babies requiring a higher level of care, CHOC at St. Joseph Hospital's Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located on the same floor. Anxious families appreciate our comprehensive care and our emphasis on dignity of the family. For babies requiring a higher level of care, CHOC Children's is right next door.

When you're expecting a child, there are many decisions to make - the most important being where to deliver. The obstetrics team members at St. Joseph Hospital are committed to quality care, providing you with everything you need to prepare for this important time in your life.

Looking for a St. Joseph Hospital obstetrician? Click here for a complete listing.

St. Joseph Hospital becomes first "Baby Friendly" hospital in Orange County. Click here for more information.

The Healthy Lifestyle Series for Moms: Want to shed weight gained during pregnancy, get in shape after giving birth or need help managing the stress of caring for your new baby? The Healthy Lifestyle Series can help you reach your personal wellness goals. To learn more, click here. You can also call 714-744-8523 or email