Huntington Baby

Still the safest place to have your baby.

Huntington Baby: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Having a baby is one of the most exciting moments of your life, and we want to be part of that. We truly believe that we can provide your baby with the best start in life.

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COVID-19 Note: Visitor Policy for Pregnant Patients

For the safety of our expecting parents, babies and healthcare providers, we have restricted the visitor policy. Please review our specific visitor policy in the FAQ below or download this PDF with information.

We encourage you to read all our Frequently Asked Questions for updates to our program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Usually we recommend expectant parents come take our Maternity Tour & Orientation to experience the comfort, focus on safety, and continuing support that we provide here at Huntington Baby. Unfortunately we have had to suspend all tours, events and classes for the safety of our patients, the community and our healthcare professionals. Check back please, we look forward to seeing you on a tour soon.

We are pleased to share with you that Customized Communication, a provider of online Childbirth Preparation and Breastfeeding classes, is offering their online class free of charge. You will have the option to set up an account and access the classes free of charge. The link is provided for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement, or affiliation between Customized Communication and Huntington Hospital. 

Thank you, the Huntington Baby Team

COVID-19 FAQs about Labor & Delivery and Visitor Policy

  • Yes, we are still the safest place to have your baby. We have strict protocols in place to support infection prevention measures, following best practices and necessary precautions.
  • Safety protocols include temperature screenings at the entrance of our hospital, and enhanced cleaning and sterilization processes.Further, the architecture of the maternal-child unit is naturally separate from the rest of the hospital. Labor and Delivery as well as our post-partum maternity units sit are a separate annex (similar to a wing), with a secure entrance.
  • Safety is our top priority for our expectant mothers. As a result, we have restricted the visitor policy and allow only one health birth partner to accompany the patient. Learn more about our visitor policy.

In line with recommendations for your safety and that of your family, Huntington Hospital has suspended in person childbirth preparation and childcare classes. At this time we are pleased to share with you that Customized Communication, a provider of online Childbirth Preparation and Breastfeeding classes, is offering their online class free of charge. Click the button to set up an account and access the classes free of charge.

Please note: The link is provided for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement, or affiliation between Customized Communication and Huntington Hospital.  We do encourage you to take advantage of online services for your preparation or contact your provider for additional resources pending the resumption of Huntington Hospital’s childcare classes.

We understand you want to share the joy of a new life with family and loved ones. For the safety and good health of our caregivers and patients, we have limited those allowed on our campus to essential personnel and visitors.

Exceptions to the limited visitor policy include:

  • Only one healthy birth partner is allowed to accompany the patient.
  • One healthy birth partner for Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby Unit.
  • Only the patient will be allowed to enter the Obstetrical Emergency Department.
  • The designated birth partner, along with the patient, will remain in the hospital room at all times during their stay. We will provide meals and other basic care supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, etc.)
  • The birth partner should remain symptom-free and temperature will be taken every shift by a Registered Nurse (RN).

This information is available to download as a PDF.

You can read our full hospital visitor policy here.

  • 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 issue a mask upon arrival at the hospital. Please know that expectant parents will be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival (temperature scan and questions) before they can enter the L&D unit.

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 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.

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.

Learn about our rooms, our policies promoting bonding, and the little extras we provide to make you feel more at home.

Having Your Baby at Huntington Hospital

When you give birth with the Huntington Baby team, 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:

  • Find a Doctor.
  • Pre-Registration for Labor & Delivery.
  • Childbirth & Parenting Class Registration.
  • What to Bring Checklist.
  • Pre-Admission Checklist.

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:

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:

  • Newborn examinations to ensure your new baby is completely healthy.
  • Monitoring of you and baby to keep you healthy and informed.
  • Mother-Baby couplet care to enhance breastfeeding and bonding.
  • Breastfeeding support program.
  • 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

We offer specialized treatments and care for all moms and babies. Learn how we can support your needs during pregnancy and delivery.