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Birthing Center

For over 70 years, Lompoc Valley Medical Center has proudly served the Lompoc Valley community, helping expectant mothers like you welcome their little ones into the world. We provide personalized care, advanced technology, and medical expertise to ensure you and your baby have the best birthing experience possible.

Experience Our Exceptional Birthing Center

Our experienced nursing team is dedicated to respecting your birth plan and individual needs. We have six state-of-the-art Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum (LDRP) suites and a cutting-edge cesarean operating room to make your birthing journey as safe and comfortable as possible.

Our Birthing Center Offers:

  • 6 spacious LDRP suites
  • 2 Triage rooms
  • Private bathrooms with bidets in every LDRP suite
  • Sofa bed for overnight guests
  • Large windows for ample natural light
  • Advanced infant security system
  • 24-hour language assistance
  • Celebratory dinner before discharge
  • Free Wi-Fi

LDRP Suites for Personalized Care

Our single-patient rooms, equipped with private bathrooms and essential amenities, provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for you and your baby. Unique to LVMC, our LDRP suites allow every aspect of your care to take place in one room, ensuring a smooth transition to life at home.

Awards and Recognitions

LVMC's Birthing Center has earned the highest recognition from Beta Risk Management and Safety for its commitment to quality improvement. We are also a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital through Cribs for Kids.

Preparing for Your Baby's Arrival


We encourage expectant mothers to pre-register at least eight weeks before their due date. This allows us to verify insurance coverage and discuss payment options. If you have questions about pre-registration, call 805-737-3300.

Take a Tour

To get acquainted with our facilities, schedule a guided tour of our OB Unit at (805) 737-3395. The tour includes information on where to enter the hospital and OB unit, visiting hours, nursery space, and infant security measures for newborn safety.

Visitor Guide

We value the importance of family and friends in celebrating your new addition. During labor, mothers may have two support people in the LDRP suite. All visitors must wear masks, and we recommend limiting visitors during daily Quiet Time (2-4 pm).

What to Bring to the Hospital

While we provide everything you need for your stay, you may want to bring personal items such as toiletries, clothing, and supplies for your newborn.

Support Classes

We offer pre- and post-delivery classes and support, including childbirth preparation courses, breastfeeding support, and a Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group.

Checkout our Support Classes

Birth Certificates

It is essential to start thinking about your baby's name. At LVMC, the birth clerk will visit you after delivery to help begin the process of completing the necessary paperwork and requesting a birth certificate. You can download the forms and fill in as much as possible before your hospital stay. You will leave LVMC with a complimentary birth certificate and your official birth certificate filed through the public registrar.

Download Worksheet

Labor and Delivery

Arriving at the Hospital

Call the OB unit to inform them you are on your way at 805-737-3395. Don't worry if you don't have time to call, our staff are always ready and waiting to help you. Remember to drive safely. When you arrive at the hospital, it is best to come in through the Emergency Room entrance.

Labor Pain Management

Whether you prefer natural methods or medication for pain relief, our staff is here to support your choices. As labor progresses and the uterine contractions intensify, your nurse, your Obstetrician, and your Anesthesia provider may give you other options to lessen the pain. These options include short-acting narcotics, regional anesthetics (epidural), and local anesthetics to help manage your pain.

Postpartum Care

We encourage mother-baby bonding during the "Golden Hour" and provide routine newborn care in your LDRP suite.

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

We are committed to promoting safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).

Postpartum Depression or "Baby Blues"

We understand that postpartum depression can affect many women, and our team is here to provide support and resources during this challenging time.

We're Here for You

At Lompoc Valley Medical Center, we are your partners in labor and delivery. Our compassionate, professional staff is always available to provide personalized care for you and your family.

If you have any questions, please call us at (805) 737-3395.

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