The Women's Pavilion
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We're a Baby-Friendly Hospital!
The birth of a new baby is a precious event. At San Gabriel Valley Medical
Center, we believe that the best beginning starts with the bond between
mother and baby (and family). Our commitment to bonding and breastfeeding
has earned us the designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital. This prestigious
international award sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF
recognizes San Gabriel Valley Medical Center for the optimal care provided
to mothers and babies. Only 182 hospitals out of over 3,200 eligible hospitals
have earned this designation!
The staff of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center's Women's Pavilion
has only one goal: to provide you with caring and compassionate service
in a comfortable, safe environment.
Every woman has her own personal expectations for her birth experience.
We work as a team, through our family-centered approach to care, to exceed
your expectations and provide you with a lifetime of wonderful memories
of your baby's birth. We even celebrate each delivery with the sweet tune of
Brahm's Lullaby played over our public address system. We appreciate the opportunity to
share this joyous occasion with our new mothers.
Some of the features of the Women's Pavilion Maternity Service include:
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Labor-Delivery-Recovery Suites: These beautifully furnished and decorated suites allow you and your labor
coach to remain in one room during all phases of the birthing process.
Each suite includes a television with a DVD player, private shower, and
a sleep chair.
Cesarean Delivery Surgical Suites: Fully-equipped for cesarean deliveries, these suites are located within
the Women's Pavilion. This allows you and your physician the comfort
of knowing that if a cesarean delivery is needed, the surgical suites
and our highly trained staff will be ready.
Postpartum Rooms: After the delivery of your baby, you will be cared for by our nursing
staff who are experts in the care of new mothers and their infants. Our
Postpartum Unit provides you with a comfortable environment in which to
prepare for your transition home with your new baby. We encourage rooming-in
so that you will have the opportunity to get to know your little one in
an intimate, nurturing environment. Our nurses will provide you with personal
instruction on how to take care of yourself and your new baby. Classes
are also offered on the unit to provide additional information on baby
care. Family members are welcomed to attend these classes.
Breastfeeding Support: We believe that breastfeeding is best for babies and has many benefits
for mothers, too. Our lactation specialist is available to assist and
support you in breastfeeding. You will receive the information, confidence
and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding
Celebration Meal: It is an honor for us to be part of the birth of your baby and we want
to celebrate with you! Each new mother and her partner are treated to
a celebration meal before being discharged from the hospital. It is our
way of saying "congratulations" and thank you for letting us
be a part of this joyous occasion.
Maternity Tour and Childbirth Education Classes: To help you prepare for the birth of your baby, our health educators provide
a variety of classes to meet your needs including childbirth preparation,
baby care basics, and breastfeeding. To schedule a tour or register for
a class, please call (626) 457-3277.
For class descriptions, please see our calendar of events.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Sometimes infants require specialized care due to medical conditions,
including premature delivery. Our neonatologists (physicians who specialize
in treating infants) and specially trained nurses are available to care
for infants born prematurely or with medical conditions requiring specialized
care. Our Newborn Intensive Care Unit, conveniently located within the
Women's Pavilion, is equipped with the latest medical technology to
assist physicians and nurses in the care of infants. Respiratory therapists,
diagnostic imaging technicians, dietitians, social workers, and other
healthcare professionals are also available to provide care.