Family Birthing Center

Discover the complete birth care experience at our Family Birthing Center.

Having a baby is an exciting and life-changing experience for both parents.  The staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta’s Family Birthing Center is here to ensure that mothers and their babies will have a healthy and safe experience, every step of the way.

Whether this is your first baby or you have been through this journey before, our staff of highly trained physicians and clinical staff are here ensure the highest quality of care for moms and babies.

Our calming, state-of-the-art facilities allow families to share those first special moments in all-private suites that feature soft color schemes and beautiful décor.

The Family Birthing Center also provides in-room accommodations for dads or birth partners, and 24-hour family visits so that siblings can welcome their new baby brother or sister.

Opened in early 2018, the new state-of-the-art Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats babies born at 32 weeks of gestation or later needing a higher level of care. The new NICU is the first of its kind in the region as it allows parents to stay overnight in the same room as their babies.

Family Birthing Center Facts:

  • 5 LDR rooms
  • 12 postpartum rooms
  • 2 observation beds
  • Well baby nursery
  • Couplet Care
  • Lactation support
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  • Loma Linda University Medical Center Neonatology Physicians
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) now open.

Maternity Tours

Tours of the Family Birthing Center are available on Monday and Thursday evenings, and also on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Tours are for couples only (no children are permitted), for a maximum of 12 couples per tour. Call 951-290-4070 for available dates, times, and to reserve your place.

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Skin-to-Skin Bonding

Mothers, fathers and their babies thrive when they get private time for skin-to-skin bonding during the Sacred Hour after delivery.

The Sacred Hour is a precious window of time that helps parents and newborns to establish strong bonds and build a foundation for successful breastfeeding. Mom's who deliver by C-Section will receive their baby onto their chest right after delivery and complete their bonding time in their private post postpartum room after their surgery is completed. 

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Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding provides a number of benefits for babies and mothers. Studies show that babies who are fed breast milk have fewer infections, lower rates of obesity, childhood cancer, higher IQs, and half the risk of Sudden Infant Death (SIDS). Mothers who breastfeed tend to have lower rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, Diabetes Type II, high blood pressure and heart disease.

The Mother-Baby Connection Breastfeeding Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta, the only in-hospital program in the region, provides services to help mothers and babies stay on track with breastfeeding, which can sometimes be challenging during the first few weeks.

Our Board Certified Lactation Consultants provide the latest in breastfeeding support to all mothers and babies, regardless of where the baby was born.

Call 951- 704-1325 to schedule an appointment.

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Birth & Beyond Education

Babies do not come with instruction manuals. Bringing them home can be both exciting and frightening. The Family Birthing Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta offers a variety of classes and groups to assist you on your journey as new parents. Our goal is to help make your life with baby a more rewarding experience.

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