Family Birth & Newborn Center
We know that giving birth is one of the most amazing moments of your life. Located at Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital, The Family Birth & Newborn Center has the facilities, care and medical expertise you and your new baby need to make those first days safe and special.
Here's a look at some of what our team can offer.
Family-focused labor and delivery
When you choose Emanate Health, you can expect everyone, from your obstetrician to your anesthesiologist and nurse, to provide expert care.
Our care is 100 percent family-focused. Here are two of the many ways our labor and delivery unit is designed with that in mind:
- We care for new mothers and their infants as a pair, so you get to keep your baby in your room from the moment you deliver until the day you go home.
- Our labor-delivery-recovery rooms ensure that you can stay in one spot throughout your birthing experience.
Highly-rated newborn intensive care unit (NICU)
Providing compassionate, specialized care to critically ill infants in the NICU is our highest priority. Our 40-bed NICU is one of the largest in the area.
Our highly trained team of doctors and nurses combined with our state-of-the-art facilities have earned us a Level IIIB NICU designation by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Because we know this is an incredibly emotional time for new parents, we offer a NICU Family Support Group for families with a little one who's undergoing treatment.
Lactation services and breast-feeding support
For mothers wishing to breast-feed, we have lactation consultants on staff to provide education and assistance. The health benefits of breast-feeding are numerous for both mothers and newborns.
Breast-feeding benefits for mothers include:
- Faster weight loss
- Reduced risk for breast cancer, diabetes and ovarian cancer
- Stronger bones
Children who are breast-fed have a lower risk for developing a variety of health problems, including:
- Childhood cancer
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Certified milk depot
Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital is home to the San Gabriel Valley Breast Milk Depot. We collect breast milk donations, then freeze and transfer them to the San Jose Mothers' Milk Bank where the milk is pasteurized and sent out to NICUs across the country.
If you're a breast-feeding mother with excess breast milk, you may be eligible to donate. The first step to becoming a breast milk donor is to call the San Jose Mothers' Milk Bank at 877.375.6645. You will need to get approved by the San Jose Mothers' Milk Bank before we can accept your donations. Once you're approved, we will be able to accept your donations right here at The Family Birth & Newborn Center.
Questions? Call us at the San Gabriel Valley Breast Milk Depot at 626.851.2718.