Ventura County’s
Leading Birth Center

Community Memorial Hospital is renowned for the excellent services we provide for mothers and infants. We recognize that each woman’s delivery choices may differ, and we are committed to supporting your unique journey as a parent.

Providing Award-Winning Maternity Care

Higher-Quality Maternity Care

Community Memorial Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. This distinction recognizes our dedication to meeting the rigorous quality selection criteria for maternity care, while showing statistically significant differences in key clinical outcomes compared to our peers.

State-of-the-Art Facility to Care for Mom and Baby

The NEW Community Memorial Hospital

At Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) our goal is to help you welcome your new baby safely and comfortably. Our new, state-of-the-art hospital has a designated floor just for moms and babies, complete with brand-new NICU, and our attentive, expert staff is here to support you throughout your labor and delivery.

Welcome to CMH – Take a Virtual Tour

As the area’s leading birth center, we’ve devoted an entire floor to the health of moms, babies and children. The maternity wing features 11 expanded birthing suites with plenty of space for family members, scenic Ventura views and an abundance of natural light. For preemies and infants who need extra care, our new CMH features a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located just down the hall from our birthing suites and postpartum recovery rooms. Take a virtual tour of our maternity floor before your big day!

All Private Delivery and Recovery Rooms

Community Memorial Hospital moms deliver and recover in all-private rooms with dedicated bathrooms and stunning views of Ventura.

Caring Experts You Know and Trust

Choose a CMH Physician

Choosing an obstetrician you feel confident in is an important step in your maternity journey. With numerous experienced doctors specializing in obstetrics, we’ll help you find the perfect fit for your family.

A Designated “Baby-Friendly” Birth Facility

Community Memorial Hospital is one of only 530 birth facilities nationwide to earn the prestigious “Baby Friendly” designation. As a Baby Friendly hospital, we are held to the highest standards for mother/baby care practices related to infant feeding. Our caring staff is trained and dedicated to help you and your baby get off to the best start!

What to Expect in the Hospital

Labor & Delivery Visitor Guidelines

We understand the importance of family and friends in welcoming your new addition but ask that you help us minimize possible exposures during this time.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please call 805.948.8170.

THANK YOU for your cooperation and patience.

Mother Baby Bonding Time

Bonding time in the Mother Baby Unit provides mother and baby quiet time each day where the couplet may rest and bond without the interruption of visitors, hospital staff and vendors.

Why is it important?
Previous studies show that bonding time may decrease family interruptions, promote rest, increase both bonding and exclusive breastfeeding, and ultimately increase patient satisfaction!

How does it work?
Bonding time will occur between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. During this time, hospital staff, physicians, vendors (hearing screeners and photographers), and volunteers will not enter the patient’s room unless requested by the patient or medically necessary. Visitors will not be allowed, other than the banded significant other, unless requested by the patient.

Here for You from Pregnancy to Parenting

New Parent Resource Center

Whether you’re in the early stages of pregnancy or already celebrating your baby’s first words, our New Parent Resource Center is here to support you and your family every step of the way. From labor education to breastfeeding advice, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you prepare for your journey into parenthood.

Preparing for Your Hospital Stay

Pre-Registration Service at CMH

Community Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer our patients a pre-registration service that allows us to verify all demographic and insurance information prior to your delivery. Expectant mothers should pre-register by the seventh month of pregnancy. The pre-registration process allows CMH to communicate with your insurance company to verify benefits and eligibility and eliminates the stress of doing this additional paperwork when you come in to deliver your baby.

Packing for the Hospital

As your due date approaches, it’s a good idea to make sure you are packed and ready for your and your baby’s hospital stay. We recommend packing your suitcase early (36 weeks), just in case you go into labor before your due date. To help make sure you have everything you need, we’ve compiled a list of suggested items for you to bring during your stay with us.

Birth Certificates

After you’ve welcomed your baby into the world, you will complete a birth certificate worksheet. While you won’t be able to fill in all of the information now, most can be filled out ahead of time, which means less paperwork to fill out in the hospital.

My Birth Plan

Having a birth plan in place prior to being admitted to the hospital can relieve the stress of making important decisions during labor. By completing a birth plan, you are informing your care team of your preferences for your birthing environment, labor, birth, newborn care and more.