For Parents

The impending arrival of a new baby is an exciting and busy time. At UC Irvine Health, we want to provide the best possible care for you and your family, while ensuring security for your infant.

Here is additional information about our facility and some of the resources we offer to new parents:

Parenting education

Health education classes
UC Irvine Health has a wide range of classes designed to support you as you navigate parenthood. We offer classes for expectant parents, new parents and parents of young children, including:

  • Breastfeeding (English and Spanish)
  • Early Pregnancy
  • Newborn care (English and Spanish)
  • Prepared childbirth (English and Spanish)
  • Siblings

View a complete schedule of our parenting education classes on our events calendar ›

The Newborn Channel
On the Newborn Channel, new parents can watch videos on a variety of topics, including breastfeeding, child safety, keeping you and your baby healthy, child development, infant sleeping, car seat safety and much more. To view the videos, go to The Newborn Channel and enter 02800 as the password ›

Text4Baby
Text4Baby is a free service for expectant and new moms. The text messages, in both English and Spanish, are tailored to where you are in your pregnancy or what your baby is going through at various developmental stages. Learn more about Text4Baby ›

Attend a Maternity Reception

If you want to learn more about UC Irvine Health Maternity Services and our our labor and delivery unit, attend a Maternity Reception. Tours are held monthly in English and Spanish.

Find reception dates on our events calendar ›

Lodging 

If you need accommodations, UC Irvine Health has special rates with local hotels – some within walking distance to the medical center and with free shuttle service.

View local accommodations ›

Dining

Families visiting the medical center have a wide variety of dining options, including the Tony & Daisy Fan Dining Room, which is located on the first floor of UC Irvine Douglas Hospital. There are also a variety of restaurants in close proximity to the medical center.

View local dining options ›

Room service

Mothers who have been admitted to UC Irvine Douglas Hospital can order meals through room service from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. by calling 714-456-3663. Selected snacks and light meals can be ordered after hours.

Parking

Parking is available in the south structure on Dawn Way and The City Drive. From Dawn Way, park in the structure on the left. From there, a shuttle is available to transport you to the hospital.

Immediate family members can have their parking sticker validated. Other visitors can purchase a long-term parking pass at a reduced cost. Valet parking is also available at a reduced cost.

Spiritual support

If you have spiritual needs, UC Irvine Health Spiritual Care Services gives access to the appropriate spiritual advisors and cultural groups in the community that can give you emotional support. Families are also welcome to bring their own clergy at any time. For spiritual support services, call 714-456-6157 or 714-456-1749.

Questions? Call us at 877-UCI-DOCS (877-824-3627).

Make an Appointment

714-456-2911

Triplets turn four

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Four years ago, Angie Tran-Bloom nearly died after giving birth to her identical triplet girls as her husband, Steven, watched in shock.

See how the Bloom family is doing today ›