Caring for Mother and Baby
Your child’s birth is special, whether it’s your first baby or your fourth. We provide a supportive environment for moms-to-be, so you can focus on having a healthy delivery.
We are grateful for the many people who donate handmade knit hats and booties for our newborn babies. However, due to infection control guidelines, we can no longer accept these items for our newborns. Thank you.
Family and Legacy
Lompoc Valley Medical Center has been delivering babies for more than 70 years and is committed to providing you with personalized care while offering advanced technological resources, medical expertise, and educational resources. The dedicated and caring nursing staff at LVMC is here to honor your birth plan and your personal choices.
Because we have been the community’s hospital for more than seven decades, we recognize the importance of heritage and home. We take great pride in delivering the newest “Lompoc Locals” every day in our birthing suites.
Perinatal Services Director Melinda DeHoyos was born at Lompoc Hospital, and the nurse who helped her mother deliver is still at the bedside, bringing forth new lives.
Many of the babies born at LVMC are part of a multi-generational legacy – their parents were born at Lompoc hospital, and often their grandparents and other extended family came into the world in our hospital, cared for by our physicians and nurses.
We value your trust in LVMC.
Making the Right Decision
When it’s time to deliver, we are your partners for labor and delivery. We provide a safe, positive birthing experience for you and your family. Our professional staff is caring, compassionate, and always available. We are guided by our philosophy of providing services and personal care tailored to individual needs.
Delivering at LVMC
Giving birth is one of the most memorable times in a woman’s life. We take care of the details, so you can focus on what’s important — your baby.
From private birthing suites to breastfeeding support, you and your family can welcome your new baby in a soothing, comfortable setting. We’re by your side every step of the way.
"The rooms were comfortable and I loved not having to move from room-to-room. I was in labor in the same room; delivered in the same room and recovered in the same room."
- Dolores B.
With 6 labor, delivery recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites we are prepared to make your birth as comfortable as possible. You never need to leave your room.
In addition, our goal at LVMC is to prepare you for the transition home as we promote rooming-in for newborns and moms. This means babies stay close to the mother during the entire stay at LVMC, to prepare mothers for discharge and home care.
All obstetric patients should pre-register at least 8-to-12 weeks prior to their due date. This will allow the hospital to verify insurance coverage and counsel the patient on various payment options. Validating insurance and billing information prior to the delivery date can reduce a patient’s anxiety upon arrival to the hospital and allow for an easier admission process.
Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) Suites
These single-patient rooms have private bathrooms and are outfitted with all of the amenities to make you feel at home during your staff. Each room is furnished with a sleeper sofa, high-definition flat-screen television, wireless internet, bathroom bidet, newborn bath sink and more. What makes LVMC stand out from other is our LDRP suites, which allow for every part of care to be done in one room: labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care, without the need to switch rooms.
One support person is permitted to stay in your room overnight. You may have 3 visitors present at one time. Additional visitors may wait in the waiting room. All visitors should remain in your room or in the waiting room. Please keep hallways clear at all times. Your baby's siblings are permitted to visit when accompanied by an adult. Other youth visitors must be age 13 or older. During labor, you and other laboring moms may be sensitive to smells, so we ask that visitors dine in the café or in the waiting room. For your safety and well-being, your care team may apply temporary visitation restrictions.
We Do More
Birthing Center Tour
Tour our Birthing Center to become familiar with our philosophy of a comfortable, family-centered birth.
Our Childbirth Preparation course will help you feel more confident about what to expect before, during and after the labor process.
Our experienced nursing staff and board-certified Lactation Consultants will help you with breastfeeding.
We support breastfeeding mothers by hosting a breastfeeding support group on Fridays at the acute hospital.
Meet Our OBGYNs
Our adherence to patient-centered care ensures our caring obstetricians are there throughout your entire birthing experience – from planning your pregnancy to delivery.
Dr. Rodney Huss, MD, is affiliated with Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He attended Weaver State College in Utah. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served seven years in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Huss earned his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Dr. Radler is affiliated with Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Radler earned her undergraduate degree at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Lloyd Trujillo, MD is affiliated with Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He graduated with his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After completing his internship, he worked as a physician for two years with Indian Health Services in New Mexico. He previously practiced at Sansum Clinic, Gallup Family Health Center, Central Colorado Medical Associates, and Partners in Women’s Health, among others.
Call Us Anytime
Our professional staff is caring, compassionate, and always available. We are guided by our philosophy of providing services and personal care tailored to individual needs.