Our Maternity Unit
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Every Monday Evening
Hospital Lobby/Dining Area
Light refreshments served
Space is limited
For reservations call 1-855-909-BABY
Our Maternity Unit includes:
- 5 LDR rooms
- 12 postpartum rooms
- 2 observation beds
- Crooked Houses playroom for
siblings of newborns (right)
- Well baby nursery
- Lactation support
- Classes & support groups
Please visit our facility or call 951-290-4217
Have the following information ready:
- Patient’s Legal Name
- Date of Birth
- Telephone Number
- Social Security Number
- Scheduled Date of Service (if induction
- Due Date
- Admitting and Referring Physician(s)
- Emergency contact
- Insurance Information
“Safe and Secure in Our House…”
From the moment your baby takes his or her
first breath, you can rest assured that we have done our part
to protect them. Life is a precious gift and we intend to
preserve that gift at all costs. The security system we’ve
invested in and installed for you and your baby, features
state of the art technology, so you can focus your full attention
on the thing you love and adore most… your precious
“The Golden Hour is way more
precious than gold…”
You’ve waited what seems like forever
for this moment to arrive and now it’s finally here.
Skin to skin, your newborn recognizes your voice as he or
she gazes into your eyes as you speak softly in their tiny
little ear. This hour, 60 minutes of precious time, is literally,
a once in a lifetime experience. Our nursing staff (many whom
are mothers themselves) knows from experience, that this hour
is simply priceless and we will give new parents the environment
they need to experience bonding with their newborn.
“When I look at my baby and
how intricate & perfect he is, I am in awe…”
It is truly amazing how our bodies were created.
It’s even more amazing how women were designed to give
life to another human being and then within minutes have the
ability to provide the one thing your baby needs to sustain
life – The Ultimate Gift of Love - Breast milk. The
perfect source of nutrition that, even in today’s technologically
advanced world, scientists have not been able to successfully
duplicate. Research has shown time and again that Breast is
Best, and our staff of nurses and lactation consultants will
be available to assist you during your natural transition
from Giving Life to giving your Ultimate Gift of Love…
Your Maternity Care Team
Can I pre-register?
Yes. You can come into our Patient Registration at any
time prior to your delivery due date and pre-register. We
highly recommend that you do this to ensure a quick and stress-free
transition into the maternity unit.
Where do I go?
Please visit the hospital and speak to the front desk
attendant and they will direct you.
So if I am pre-registered, where
do I go when I am in labor?
If you go into labor between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6
p.m. you will go directly to Patient Registration, the same
place where you pre-registered.
If you go into labor between the hours
of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., you will go directly to the Emergency
Department entrance. Drive to the Emergency parking lots on
the freeway side of the hospital.
What if my labor stops or is a false
The LLUMC-Murrieta maternity nursing staff will evaluate
you in our triage room in the maternity unit. If they determine
you are not yet in labor, you will be sent home with instructions
on when and how to return.
Does the maternity unit provide support
for bonding during the “golden hour”?
Yes. We are committed to preserving the precious opportunity
for new parents to bond with their newborn babies during the
first hour of life with the following steps:
- We encourage new parents to have privacy
and quiet during that hour
- We have warm rooms, ambient lighting
to create a settings that encourages skin to skin bonding
- This promotes the perfect environment
for the first breastfeeding session
I deliver and recover in the same room?
Yes, our rooms are LDR rooms (Labor Delivery Recovery)
are designed to support the birthing experience through labor,
birth and two hours of recovery after delivery which includes
the “golden hour” of bonding. After a two hour
recovery you and your baby will be transferred to a postpartum
Can my partner room in with me after
Yes, we are fully committed to supporting the family bonding
process for mom, baby and partner by providing:
- 24/7/365 visitor policy
- each room is equipped sleeper couches
that were designed to provide a comfortable place to rest
- Restrooms equipped with showers are
in each private postpartum room.
- Extended family and friends are encouraged
to visit you when you are relocated to your postpartum room.
Do you provide breastfeeding support?
Yes, we have lactation consultants on our staff and offer
lactation support through our highly trained and experienced
How long will I be in the hospital?
On average, vaginal deliveries will stay in the hospital
between 24-48 hours post-delivery (this time does not include
the amount of time in labor).
Cesarean section deliveries will be in
the hospital an average of 72-96 hours post-delivery.
What happens if my baby requires
Newborns that need specialized care will be transported,
based on acuity, via ambulance or air lift to Loma Linda University
Children’s Hospital in San Bernardino or Sharp’s
Mary Birch Women’s & Children Hospital.
Will I be able to go with my baby?
Yes, arrangements will be made based on the situation
and we will do everything possible to keep mom and baby together.
Can my baby boy be circumcised while
in the hospital?
Yes, but you will need to work with your pediatrician
to schedule the procedure at the hospital.
Are you a teaching hospital like
the facility in Loma Linda?
No, we will not be a teaching facility at this time.
Do you have:
- Birthing Balls - Yes
- Squat Bar – Yes
- Birthing Tubs – No
- Midwives – No
Do you permit Doulas to participate?
Yes, as long as they understand that our staff will direct
the flow of care, especially in situations that require special
LDR Bed Capabilities
Do you offer classes?
Yes. We will have a variety of classes pertaining to:
- Childbirth preparation
- “Happiest Baby on the
- Bringing Baby Home
- Friends and Family Infant and
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