Answers To Questions You May Have

Before You Have Your Baby

For normal, healthy pregnancies, your obstetrician will advise you to pre-register at 16 weeks.

You can pre-register for Hoag Hospital Irvine or Hoag Newport Beach online using this form in English or Spanish.

To Pre-Register by Phone:

  • Newport Beach: 949-764-8275, available Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Irvine: 949-517-3228, available Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To Pre-Register by Mail: In the event you have difficulty completing the pre-registration form online, please download the PDF and mail it to Hoag Hospital (One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663) immediately. English or Spanish.

To help prepare you for this exciting time and ensure the best possible health outcomes for you and your baby, we ask that you take a minute to review this Having a Hoag Baby Guide (in English, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, or Spanish). Have your baby at Hoag—get started today!

Yes, we can handle any type of high-risk birth, including multiple births (twins, triplets, quads). Neonatologists and OB intensivists work in collaboration with a patient’s OB to ensure the safest, most well-planned delivery and care of both mom and baby.

Among the complexities and risk factors that Hoag specializes in are:

  • Diabetes
  • Fibroids
  • Hypertension
  • Twins/Multiples
  • High-risk
  • Obesity

Hoag is proud to offer a certified Level III B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Newport Beach. The NICU is in close proximity to labor and delivery and is prepared with state-of-the-art equipment to care for even the neediest newborn. A neonatologist and specialized nursing team are on-site 24/7.

Age and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity can increase risk for mother and baby in pregnancy.

Hoag’s comprehensive maternal services include maternal-fetal medicine specialists, an antepartum unit, a dedicated OB Emergency Department and OB triage unit, specialized motherhood education programs, neonatology care at both of our hospitals, as well as a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Newport Beach and a special care nursery at Hoag Irvine. 

We recommend choosing a pediatrician during the second trimester of pregnancy, or three to five months before the due date. Try to make an appointment with the doctor to establish a relationship before your baby is born. Hoag’s pediatricians work all over the county, making it easy to select a high-quality doctor for your baby close to home.

You don’t have to figure this out on your own. Your healthcare team will help direct you to resources to help with all of your pregnancy and motherhood needs.

All payments are expected prior to leaving the hospital prior to obtaining a zero-balance letter.

Hospital Services and Payment:
For those patients who do not have insurance coverage, or elect to not utilize their insurance, the following rates apply and include the hospital fees for the mother and the baby. These fees must be paid prior to admission.

  • Routine (Average Services) Vaginal Delivery: $20,000
  • Routine (Average Services) Cesarean Section: $22,500

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During Your Hospital Stay

When you arrive to deliver, you will be admitted directly to our OB triage area and your status will be assessed. When it is determined that you are in labor, you will be moved to a labor and delivery room. More complete information about the entire delivery experience at Hoag is available during our pre-delivery classes, both in-person and online.

Hoag embraces the theory that newborns benefit from direct contact with the mother immediately after delivery, so newborns room-in with their mothers. Your postpartum nurse will help you have the most positive bonding experience possible.

Mothers who deliver with no complications are often eager to go home the day after delivering. 80% of mothers who have an uncomplicated C-section are back in the comfort of their own home by the third day after delivery.

As a certified Baby Friendly™ Hospital, our staff has specialized training in lactation. For new moms who experience nursing challenges, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are available daily. Hoag also offers a breastfeeding clinic and BabyLine phone service to help you during the postpartum adjustment period.

From lovely, private spacious rooms, to a private celebration meal after delivery, families who deliver at Hoag report the highest level of satisfaction.