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Special Delivery : The Birth Process Has Become A Family Affair : Maternity Hospitals In Orange County

March 12, 1988|Aletha Anderson and Henry Rivero

Hospital: St. Joseph Hospital, Orange 1987 Births: 5,855 Facilities: 1 ABC room

3 LDR rooms to open in April Special Support Services: At home lactation

consultation Hospital: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center, Fountain Valley 1987 Births: 4,542 Facilities: 1 ABC room (can use labor rooms as LDR rooms) Special Support Services: Childbirth classes in Vietnamese Hospital: UCI Medical Center, Orange 1987 Births: 4,238 Facilities: 2 LDR rooms, more to open this year Special Support Services: Hospital: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach 1987 Births: 2,517 Facilities: 1 ABC room

9 LDR rooms to open in May Special Support Services: Free pregnancy tests

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Mother, Baby Fitness Walk Hospital: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo 1987 Births: 2,440 Facilities: 1 ABC room

10 LDR rooms Special Support Services: FirstBorn, a program for mothers and fathers expecting their first baby Hospital: Martin Luther Hospital Medical Center, Anaheim 1987 Births: 2,410 Facilities: 7 private labor rooms

2 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Hospital: Western Medical Center, Santa Ana 1987 Births: 1,998 Facilities: 5 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Free childbirth classes for those delivering there Hospital: St. Jude Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Fullerton 1987 Births: 1,600 (approx) Facilities: 6 LDR rooms (can be used as LDRP rooms) Special Support Services: Postpartum exercise classes Hospital: Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center, Santa Ana 1987 Births: 1,403 Facilities: 3 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Hospital: Coastal Communities Hospital, Santa Ana 1987 Births: 1,400 (approx) Facilities: Special Support Services: Spanish language instructors Hospital: Chapman General Hospital Orange 1987 Births: 1,027 Facilities: 1 ABC room, (sometimes use 3 regular labor rooms for LDR or LDRP rooms) Special Support Services: Hospital: Humana Hospital, West Anaheim 1987 Births: 907 Facilities: 5 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Pregnagym, Cradle Club and First Step education programs Hospital: Los Alamitos Medical Center, Los Alamitos 1987 Births: 808 Facilities: 1 ABC room, 1 LDR room

12 LDRP rooms to open in August Special Support Services: Hospital: St. Jude Hospital, Yorba Linda 1987 Births: 808 Facilities: 4 ABC/LDR rooms Special Support Services: Annual Stork Club reunion

Dads class for first-time fathers Hospital: La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, La Palma 1987 Births: 636 Facilities: 2 ABC rooms

2 LDR rooms (can be LDRP rooms) Special Support Services: Postpartum exercise classes Hospital: Humana Hospital, Westminster 1987 Births: 597 Facilities: 1 ABC room Special Support Services: Cradle Club and First Step education programs; Pregnagym available Hospital: Medical Center of Garden Grove, Garden Grove 1987 Births: 597 Facilities: 1 ABC room

3 labor rooms that can be LDR rooms Special Support Services: Hospital: Humana Hospital,Huntington Beach 1987 Births: 579 Facilities: 1 ABC room Special Support Services: Cradle Club and First Step education programs; Pregnagym available Hospital: Anaheim General Hospital Anaheim 1987 Births: 500 (approx) Facilities: 6 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Special liaison for large Korean population Hospital: South Coast Medical Center, Laguna Beach 1987 Births: 454 Facilities: 1 ABC room

3 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Bear Beginnings program Hospital: Placentia-Linda Community Hospital, Placentia 1987 Births: 236 Facilities: 1 ABC room

2 LDR rooms Special Support Services: Postpartum support group Hospital: Saddleback Women's Hospital, Laguna Hills (opens May, 1988) 1987 Births: n/a Facilities: 21 LDRP rooms Special Support Services: Complete women's health center

ABC Alternative Birthing Center

LDR Labor, Deliver and Recovery

LDRP Labor, Deliver, Recovery, and Postpartum

Most hospitals offer basic childbirth classes. Others have special medical services, such as neonatal intensive care facilities.

Source: Individual hospitals

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