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Maui Hospitals

Maui Memorial Medical Center

Maui has only one hospital that delivers babies: Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Maui Memorial Maternity Center
221 Mahalani St
Wailuku HI96793

MMMC is currently providing Virtual Tours of the Labor and Delivery rooms. Please see the virtual tour here

OB/GYNs and L&D nurses are your care teams while in labor and birth. You will have whichever OB/GYN is on call depending on your insurance. There's always an OB/GYN at the hospital at all times, so don't worry if your OB/GYN doesn't make it, as an OB/GYN will be present for your birth (most likely). Nurses will provide you with routine care throughout your labor. Depending on the length and normalcy of your labor, you may see your OB/GYN periodically during labor, and they will be present for delivery. 

Doulas Policy

As of May 2021, the doula policy at MMMH changes frequently.

Doulas are typically allowed to accompany birthing persons in addition to one support person, with restrictions.

Maui Memorial Medical Center Maternity Policies (from MMMC website)

The following MMMC policies and state laws are designed to help ensure your family's safety and comfort:

  • Guests during labor. Patients are able to have one designated support person during their stay with the laboring mom and that support person is screened for symptoms and fevers each day and provided a mask upon entry. No other visitors or children are able to visit at this time.
  • Visiting hours. Your designated support person is free to visit you and your baby from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Your support person can be in your room and available to you 24 hours a day.
  • Car seats. Hawaii state law requires that the vehicle you're transporting baby home in have a federally approved car seat installed. We recommend that you practice installing the car seat prior to discharge day to ensure that your baby can be transported home safely.

Checking in for your delivery (from MMMC website)

If you arrive at MMMC to give birth between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., you can enter through the main hospital entrance and check in at the admitting desks.

If you arrive after 8:30 p.m. or before 5:30 a.m., check in at the Emergency Department, and they will escort you directly to the Obstetrics Department.

We highly recommend preregistering before your due date so the check-in process on delivery day is as smooth and stress-free as possible.


There are a couple scenarios where your OB/GYN may recommend a cesarean birth. You can always seek a second opinion on Oahu, where the medical facilities are better equipped to support you in your more complicated birth. Talk to your OB/GYN about options. For example, for breech positioning, there is a procedure called external version to flip the baby to head down. Depending on the positioning of baby, some OB/GYNs may be comfortable with delivering a breech baby vaginally. 

  • Breech positioning
  • Twins or multiples
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Additional Support

Maui Memorial Medical Center does not have NICU. Therefore, if baby needs additional support, baby will be flown to Oahu, often without the mother as she is recovering from the birth (generally 24 hours, depending on vaginal or cesarean birth). Baby will be flown to either Kapiolani Medical Center (HMSA, UHA, or Quest, other than Kaiser quest, insurance) or Kaiser Moanalua (Kaiser insurance).

The mother/birthing person may also need additional support. Typically this is handled with the same protocol as above depending on insurance coverage, though Queens is another hospital option for HMSA/UHA insurance. Ask your doctor about protocols for baby coming with mom in cases of emergency.  This scenario is less likely than baby needing additional assistance.

Neighbor Island Resources While On Oahu

The Ronald McDonald House Hawaii provide lodging for outer island families. 

Also check with your insurance carriers as you may be given a stipend for hotel & transportation.

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Updated 9-1-22

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