Birth Center

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital
1515 E Ocean Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436 

Phone: (805) 737-3395

 

Delivering babies of the Lompoc Valley for more than 70 years, Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital (LVMC) is committed to providing you with personalized care while offering advanced technological resources, medical expertise, and individualized education. The dedicated and caring nursing staff is here to honor your birth plan and your choices. With 6 labor, delivery recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites and a state of the art Cesarean operating room, our birthing center is prepared to make each birth as comfortable and as safe as possible.

Pre-Registration

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.

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.

Birthing Center Tours

Expectant mothers and fathers or birthing coaches are invited to tour the Birthing Center at Lompoc Valley Medical Center to become familiar with our philosophy of family-centered birth. The tour includes information on general hospital policies at the Birthing Center and a sneak-peak at the beautiful LDRP suites. We also encourage new mothers to come in and meet the staff and ask questions regarding our care at LVMC. We believe a better prepared mother has reduced fear and anxiety, and thus creates a better overall labor experience. Call 805-737-3395 to schedule a tour.

Education and Support

Childbirth Education Class

We offer a Child Birth preparation course at LVMCto help you feel more confident about what to expect prior to, during, and after the labor process. This course covers stages of labor, what labor feels like when to come in, danger signs, procedures, medications and epidurals, and cesarean sections. We also use this time to give basic newborn care instructions, breastfeeding holds and techniques, and answer any questions or concerns for moms or family members. Our experienced Nursing staff offers this course to expectant mothers every month. It is here that patients develop a better understanding of the experience that LVMC provides to the community.

Call (805) 737-3395 to sign up, these classes are offered once a month on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and free of charge to those delivering at LVMC.

In addition ,we offer online tools that take complex medical information and make it simple and easy-to-understand. You can explore these topics by visiting: Learn more about our Online Educational Tools.

Breastfeeding Support

While staying at LVMC you will have help from staff committed to breastfeeding care and support. The experienced nursing staff and board-certified Lactation Consultants will help you with breastfeeding support and help develop a plan that is individuals to the needs of mothers and their babies. In addition, once discharged, LVMC supports breastfeeding mothers by hosting a breastfeeding support group on Fridays at the acute hospital. The classes are guided by our Lactation educators and/or consultants. This allows mothers to come and seek support and guidance about latching difficulties, milk expression and to receive encouragement. This group is free of charge and every patient is encouraged to attend. For privacy reasons, the group is only open to females.

We also understand that difficulties with breastfeeding can continue long after you leave the hospital. We are proud to offer outpatient lactation appointments, enabling mothers to have one-on-one support for breastfeeding difficulties. This is an insurance-billable appointment and can assist with overcoming latching challenges and supply issues while providing guidance from our experienced and caring staff. Call 805-737-3395 to schedule an appointment.