Family Birth & Newborn Center
The Family Birth & Newborn Center at Queen of the Valley Hospital offers private rooms, an experienced staff and a family-focused approach to labor and delivery. Every person on our team is dedicated to your comfort and care during this amazing time.
Your journey into motherhood starts here.
Please call 626.851.2719 with any questions.
Our birthing center
We are the San Gabriel Valley's largest birth center. That means we can offer you plenty of space and privacy. We also have the team and technology needed to care for you and your baby if complications should arise.
Our modern birthing center offers private labor-delivery-recovery rooms complete with your own bathroom and space for those who will support you during labor.
After your initial recovery, you'll rest and bond with your baby in our private postpartum rooms.
Our Family Birth & Newborn Center is a free standing building on the Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital campus in West Covina. We are taking every precaution necessary to keep our mothers, newborns and limited visitor safe.
Learn more about our new safety protocols.
OB-GYNs and maternity care experts
Our incredible facilities are staffed by a team of expert doctors and support staff, including
- Board-certified Obstetricians
- Registered nurses certified (RNCs) in labor and delivery, maternity and newborn care
- Anesthesiologists onsite 24-7
- Board-certified Neonatologists
- Certified lactation consultants
Family-centered care is our philosophy. Every program, policy, room and team member is carefully selected to provide the best care possible for newborns, moms and families.
Here are some of the ways we put your family first:
- Personalized birth plan. When you decide to deliver at The Family Birth & Newborn Center, we take the time to learn about you and what your ideal birth looks like—and we help you put the plan in writing.
- Rooming in. Moms and babies room together at all times. This helps familiarize you with your baby's feeding cues, practice breast-feeding and ensure plenty of special bonding time.
- Skin-to-skin contact. Whether you've had a cesarean section or vaginal delivery, we place your new baby directly on your chest immediately after delivery so that you can enjoy this special time in the closest way possible.
- A safe environment. Our birth center has a state-of-the-art security system to ensure infants and new families are safe.
Birthing center visiting hours
Our visiting hours and policies vary depending on the unit moms and babies are in:
Updated Visitor Policy for Family Birth & Newborn Center
Updated September 7, 2021: The Family Birth & Newborn Center visitation policy has been updated in accordance with California Department of Public Health (CDPH), county regulations and infection control best practices.
All patients admitted to the Family Birth & Newborn Center will be tested for COVID-19.
Labor and Delivery and the Mother Baby Care Unit: Two designated visitors are permitted, one primary support person and one secondary support person. If the primary support person is not vaccinated, they will be tested for COVID-19. The second support person is required to provide proof of vaccination or present a negative COVID test result within 72 hours prior to the admission. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing. Self-administered tests are not accepted. Fully vaccinated is defined as being 2 or more weeks from 2nd needed vaccination dose.
Patients with COVID-19 or under investigation for potential COVID-19 infection may have one healthy visitor and the visitor must remain in the room for the entire hospital stay. No visitors will be allowed during cesarean sections.
Antepartum High Risk Unit: Visitors are required to provide proof of vaccination or present a negative COVID test result within 72 hours prior to the admission. Two visitors are allowed at one time. One visitor may stay overnight.
The Labor & Delivery floor is open 24 hours. The Mother Baby Care Unit is open from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. but is closed for Quiet Time from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Only the patient's significant other is allowed in the room at this time.
For the Maternity Tours, Prenatal Breastfeeding Class and Mom to Mom Support group, all attendees must be fully vaccinated and/or show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to the class.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Visitation: Parents are the only visitors allowed at this time. One parent is allowed at the bedside at one time. Parents are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours prior to visiting. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is closed for visitors from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
**Visiting Requirements are subject to change at any time