About Our Maternity Program

Labor and Delivery

St. Joseph Hospital's labor, delivery and recovery suites are located on the second floor of the hospital. We believe that your child's birth is an event to be cherished for a lifetime, and our tradition of excellence is the reason we have the privilege of welcoming more than 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 family-centered approach to care will help you and your loved ones celebrate this new addition to your family with comfort and confidence. We understand the importance of offering personalized care, which is why our health care team is committed to delivering quality care and strives to accommodate the needs of the patient and family.

Our patients range from those with uncomplicated deliveries to those who are experiencing high-risk pregnancies and have special needs. Our care supports practices that keep mother and baby together after cesarean section deliveries.

Perinatal High-Risk Center

We are well known as a perinatal high-risk center, and receive referrals from physicians throughout Southern California. Every parent hopes to have an uneventful delivery and a healthy baby. And, chances are you will! However, if special care is required for your newborn, the neonatal experts and NICU at CHOC Children's are just footsteps away. Team members from both St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC work collaboratively to meet your needs - from pregnancy management, through labor and delivery and newborn care.