COVID-19 and Pregnancy

We understand you may be feeling more anxious during your pregnancy right now due to COVID-19. While research on COVID-19 continues, the health of you and your baby remain our priority. We have put together guidelines to help you stay safe. 

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding COVID-19 Hotline: 949-764-2229

At Hoag, we understand you may be feeling more anxious in these uncertain times and want you to know we are here to provide the most timely information to stay healthy.  Access to a dedicated OB education RN, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available to address your questions and concerns about COVID-19.

The Pregnancy and Breastfeeding COVID-19 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (closed holidays). 

Delivering at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

The Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Maternal Child Health (MCH) entrance is closed. MCH patients and visitors should enter through the dedicated MCH line at the Sue & Bill Gross Women’s Pavilion main entrance.

Location of the patient pickup entrance of the Sue & Bill Gross Women's Pavilion.

Delivering at Hoag Hospital Irvine

Enter through the main hospital entrance and procced to the Fudge Family Birthing Suites, located adjacent to Hoag Hospital Irvine’s main entrance on the 1st floor.

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Facts about COVID-19 and Pregnancy

  • It is unknown if pregnant women are at a higher risk of illness from COVID-19 compared to the general public. 
  • It is always important to take extra precautions to stay healthy when pregnant. 
  • For additional information and guidelines from the CDC, click here.

Staying Safe While Pregnant

Pregnant women should practice the same safety measures recommended to the general public to avoid infection. 

  • Wash your hands 
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Social distancing
  • Clean surfaces
  • See additional ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 here

Online childbirth education is available. Register for our Understanding Birth eClass here to prepare for what to expect on delivery day.

Additional updates on COVID-19 are available here, and are subject to change.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy is available at the links below.

Hoag Maternity Orientation – Virtual

Virtual Maternity Orientations for Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Irvine are designed to help expectant parents plan for their baby’s birth. The program provides information about our facility, available resources before and after birth, and expectations for your hospital experience. Register today

Note: orientations do not include a physical tour of the hospital. Virtual tours of both locations are available.

Online childbirth education is available. Register for our Understanding Birth eClass here to prepare for what to expect on delivery day.

Additional updates on COVID-19 are available here, and are subject to change.