Get Started

If you are thinking about starting a family, don't miss our exclusive preconception planning event. Find out what you and your partner can do before you get pregnant to give your baby a healthy start.

  • Enjoy a complimentary dinner
  • Gain new insights on reproductive planning, reducing risks and optimizing health,  your partner’s role and more
  • Spend one-on-one time with a leading obstetrician and maternity nurse specialist and get your questions answered
  • Join us for a personal, guided tour
  • Take home a special gift bag

Why Plan?

What you do before pregnancy is just as important as what you do during pregnancy.

Planning to start your family can be an exciting time. For many couples, getting ready for a new arrival often begins once you confirm you are expecting. Everyone knows the importance of prenatal care, but by the time you learn you are pregnant, you may have already missed a critical window of opportunity to ensure a healthy start and boost the lifelong potential for your child.

To prepare for the best pregnancy possible, preconception planning is essential.There is evidence that many preconception interventions can reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as birth defects, miscarriage, low birth weight, and preterm delivery.

Our HealthyStart Preconception Planning event focuses on steps you and your partner can take to reduce risks, promote a healthy lifestyle and increase your readiness for pregnancy.

Topics include:

  • Reproductive planning
  • Family history & genetic factors
  • Health considerations
  • Undiagnosed medical conditions
  • Medications
  • Nutrition & supplements
  • Exercise
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health & stress
  • Environmental exposures
  • Substance abuse
  • Activities, travel & recreation
  • Fears about pregnancy
  • Work related issues
  • Your partner’s role
  • Preconception care
  • Midwife delivery options (for more information on midwives, visit )

All parents want what is best for their child. We invite you to join us to learn more about what you can do to help give your baby a healthy start even before conception occurs.

OB Partner

To best serve couples who are planning to start a family, we are proud to partner with some of the most exceptional obstetricians in South Orange County.

Amy Peters, DO

Amy C. Peters, DO

"My vision is to deliver compassionate, respectful and high-quality care to all women from high acuity to routine, while embracing the uniqueness of each patient," says Dr. Peters who is a new addition to Saddleback Women's Medical Group.

She enjoys facilitating low intervention deliveries for women interested in natural childbirth as well as actively managing high risk obstetric patients. Dr. Peters strives to provide the appropriate treatment for a wide array of gynecologic conditions ranging from counseling on lifestyle modifications to minimally invasive surgery.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. Her medical degree was earned at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where in addition to traditional medical training, she learned Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment which involves facilitating the patient's own body to heal itself through the mind, body, spirit connection. She completed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Michigan, a part of the Michigan State University statewide system. She is board certified and has served on OB safety, Informatics and GYN case review committees.

Dr. Peters, her husband, daughter and Chihuahua have relocated from the bitter winters of the Midwest to beautiful Southern California, happily moving closer to family.

Diplomate, American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

About Us

There are many decisions you need to make when planning to start a family, but none is as important as choosing the right place to deliver your new bundle of joy.

Over 25 Years of Special Deliveries

For over 25 years, we’ve been providing exceptional care to new moms and their little miracles. Expert physicians and experienced, supportive nurses are just the beginning. It’s our unique little touches that add up to a truly extraordinary experience.

The Basics and Beyond

Each of our newly renovated, private labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) suites is designed to provide a calm, nurturing environment where you, your baby and family can bond. To ensure your care and comfort, we are one of the only area hospitals to offer obstetricians, anesthesiologists and neonatologists on site 24/7, which means we are always ready to deliver when you are.

Over the years, we’ve gained extensive experience in the delivery of multiple births. We also support births by surrogate moms, so couples who cannot have children on their own can become a family through this option. And our experienced staff offers a wide range of childbirth education classes to ensure you have the support you need both before and after your delivery.

Expert Care for Our Tiniest Patients

Every newborn is special to us. But sometimes babies arrive a little too early or have needs that require special attention. We hope you never need us, but should the need arise, our on-site, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stands ready to care for infants requiring immediate, advanced care. Our expertise in caring for premature and medically fragile infants gives you peace of mind when you need it most.

Map and Directions

Map & Directions

Contact Us

Saddleback Memorial - Laguna Hills

The Women's Hospital
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
United States
Phone: (949) 837-4500

Future Events

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Our next HealthyStart Preconception Planning event is scheduled for:
November 8, 2017
Reception & Dinner: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Program & Tour: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Presenter: TBD