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PIH Health Whittier Hospital OB Tour

Expectant mothers experience childbirth in a friendly, professional and technically advanced environment at PIH Health Whittier Hospital.

Moms-to-be can take classes in childbirth, infant care and breastfeeding, and can pre-admit by doing paperwork ahead of time. When they arrive for delivery, expectant moms come to an inviting registration area with a welcoming staff.

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Virtual Tour

Photo of the front entrance of PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Entrance

Access to 2 Pavilion via Elevator 1 then proceed to the 2nd floor.

Photo of Elevator 1 after passing through the front entrance of PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Entrance

Access to 2 Pavilion via Elevator 1 then proceed to the 2nd floor.

Photo of the Pavilion registration desk

Pavilion Registration Desk

Registration desk located to your right upon exiting elevator.

Pre-registration is available through:

• Your doctor’s office

• Online at PIHHealth.org/ObReg

• Telephone number: 562.698.0811 Ext. 17641

Free Wi-Fi access.

Photo of the Pavilion registration desk

Pavilion Registration Desk

Registration desk located to your right upon exiting elevator.

Pre-registration is available through:

• Your doctor’s office

• Online at PIHHealth.org/ObReg

• Telephone number: 562.698.0811 Ext. 17641

Free Wi-Fi access.

Photo of Labor and Delivery triage room

Triage Room

The Triage room is where our patients are assessed to determine if they are in labor.

These are semi private rooms where the staff will monitor and determine if the patient is to be admitted or discharged home.

Photo of Labor and Delivery labor room

Labor Room

All of the rooms are private.

Significant other/support person can be with patient during labor process. Each room has a recliner or sofa bed for the support person.

Central fetal monitoring with remote access allows physician and nursing staff to observe your baby’s response to labor even when they are not in the room. Bluetooth wireless fetal monitoring is also available and allows you to move more freely during labor.

After delivery, your baby will stay with you and will be placed skin to skin. We encourage this time for bonding with your infant. The infant stays in the room with mom throughout the hospitalization; except for occasional testing if warranted.

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Operating Room

Two dedicated operating room suites to care for patients in Labor and Delivery.

24-hour dedicated anesthesiologist on duty.

Support person will be able to accompany patient to the operating room.

Mom and baby will be reunited in recovery room.

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Maternal Newborn Room

All of the rooms are private.

Support person can stay with mom and is provided a recliner or sofa bed.

Skin to skin is encouraged throughout the hospital stay.

Lactation support is available 7 days a week to support our breastfeeding mothers.

Photo of Labor and Delivery NICU entrance

NICU

Baby receives 24/7 monitoring and care from a care team that may include:

• Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support to people of all faiths

• Dietitians to make sure your baby gets the needed nutrition for growth and development

• Lactation consultants to support mom’s abilities with breastfeeding

• Neonatologists has special training to take care of sick newborns

• Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) works with neonatologists to provide care for sick newborns

• Nurses to care for newborns during their stay in the NICU

• Occupational therapists (OT) to help the baby feed, swallow and develop proper movement in his or her arms and legs

• Pharmacist to manage medications

• Respiratory therapists to help with the baby’s breathing

• Social worker to connect families to local resources

• Case manager to help with managing insurance and follow-up care needs

Photo of Labor and Delivery NICU bay area

NICU

Baby receives 24/7 monitoring and care from a care team that may include:

• Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support to people of all faiths

• Dietitians to make sure your baby gets the needed nutrition for growth and development

• Lactation consultants to support mom’s abilities with breastfeeding

• Neonatologists has special training to take care of sick newborns

• Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) works with neonatologists to provide care for sick newborns

• Nurses to care for newborns during their stay in the NICU

• Occupational therapists (OT) to help the baby feed, swallow and develop proper movement in his or her arms and legs

• Pharmacist to manage medications

• Respiratory therapists to help with the baby’s breathing

• Social worker to connect families to local resources

• Case manager to help with managing insurance and follow-up care needs

Photo of Labor and Delivery NICU

NICU

Baby receives 24/7 monitoring and care from a care team that may include:

• Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support to people of all faiths

• Dietitians to make sure your baby gets the needed nutrition for growth and development

• Lactation consultants to support mom’s abilities with breastfeeding

• Neonatologists has special training to take care of sick newborns

• Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) works with neonatologists to provide care for sick newborns

• Nurses to care for newborns during their stay in the NICU

• Occupational therapists (OT) to help the baby feed, swallow and develop proper movement in his or her arms and legs

• Pharmacist to manage medications

• Respiratory therapists to help with the baby’s breathing

• Social worker to connect families to local resources

• Case manager to help with managing insurance and follow-up care needs

Photo of Labor and Delivery NICU

NICU

Baby receives 24/7 monitoring and care from a care team that may include:

• Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support to people of all faiths

• Dietitians to make sure your baby gets the needed nutrition for growth and development

• Lactation consultants to support mom’s abilities with breastfeeding

• Neonatologists has special training to take care of sick newborns

• Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) works with neonatologists to provide care for sick newborns

• Nurses to care for newborns during their stay in the NICU

• Occupational therapists (OT) to help the baby feed, swallow and develop proper movement in his or her arms and legs

• Pharmacist to manage medications

• Respiratory therapists to help with the baby’s breathing

• Social worker to connect families to local resources

• Case manager to help with managing insurance and follow-up care needs

Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19: One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; A second visitor is allowed to be present during labor but they must provide COVID-19 vaccine status or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. A doula is also allowed to be present for labor.

Postpartum patients are allowed to have their support person with them for their entire hospitalization. One visitor is allowed to visit from 2 pm to 8 pm as long as they provide COVID-19 vaccine status or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.

Visitors

  • Two visitors (the support person already counts as 1 visitor) are allowed in the Labor and Delivery room. Visitors are not allowed to switch with another person during visit.
  • We suggest that post-partum visitors, other than the main support person, keep their visits brief to allow for rest, healing and bonding.
  • The support person may either get food in the cafeteria or order delivery (pick up at the main entrance).
  • Children are not allowed.

Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Hospital Stay

The length of stay for the following options are as follows:

  • Vaginal delivery is 24-48 hours or 1-2 days after delivery
  • Cesarean delivery is 72-96 hours or 4 days after delivery

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