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Family birth center

Family Birth Center

Your journey to motherhood is one of life’s most precious times. Track every baby kick, appointment and more with our My Baby pregnancy app.


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As a mom-to-be, you have a lot of decisions to make—from choosing the right foods, to preparing for baby’s arrival. Fortunately, St. Mary Medical Center’s Family Birth Center has a whole team of specialists ready to safely guide and support you throughout your journey. Because we believe birth isn't just a procedure, but a joyful family experience.

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Join Us In Person For a Maternity Tour

Come join St. Mary's Maternity Tour on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm starting in the Main Hospital Lobby. Guided by an experienced Labor and Delivery nurse, our tours feature visits to key areas important for you to know ahead of your delivery including the Labor and Delivery unit where you will view our spacious Delivery Suites and the Postpartum unit with all private patients rooms.

Please call (562) 491-9000 for more information or to schedule your tour today.

Watch a Maternity Tour Video

Where you choose to deliver your baby is one of the first big decisions you’ll make as a parent. Watch the video to see for yourself why St. Mary Medical Center’s Family Birth Center is the perfect place to welcome your new bundle of joy.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

If your baby needs extra TLC, rest assured that St. Mary Medical Center features a Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), offering the most advanced services needed for your premature baby.


Family Birth Center Services

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals offers a wide range of testing options to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. From genetic screening to prenatal ultrasounds, we are committed to providing you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy. We understand that this is a special time in your life, and we are here to partner with you every step of the way.

Learn more about our Perinatal Clinic


Birthing Options

A birth plan is a written document that outlines your preferences for labor and birth. Whether you have just an idea of what you want your birth plan to look like, or you’ve got it all planned out, Dignity Health can help make your labor and delivery experience the best it can be.

Most people use the term natural childbirth to refer to the process of going through labor and birth without the use of pain medication or other medical interventions. There are a variety of reasons why a woman would choose to pursue a natural childbirth.

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes through the birth canal, or vagina. It is the usual, natural birth process, and babies are typically delivered vaginally unless your doctor finds a medical reason for delivery by Cesarean section (C-section) instead.

A cesarean birth is surgery to deliver a baby through incisions in the mother’s abdomen and womb. At Dignity Health, a cesarean birth is considered when your doctor feels it is the safest delivery option for the mother, the baby, or both.

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Welcome Baby program

St. Mary Medical Center's Welcome Baby program offers free postpartum support to all mothers who deliver at our facility, regardless of income or risk factors. Every mother receives a postpartum hospital visit with maternal/newborn screening, breastfeeding support, and home visits until the baby is either 2 or 9 months old. This comprehensive program provides personalized support, education, and resources to ensure a smooth transition into parenthood for all families.

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