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Delivering humankindness.

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.

 

Family Birth Center

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.

Take a Maternity Tour

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

Come see our Family Birth Center for yourself. To schedule an in-person maternity tour, please call us at (855) 723.1477

NICU

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.

 

Baby-Friendly® Hospital

St. Mary Medical Center is the Baby-Friendly® hospital in the Greater Long Beach Area. What this means for you and your new child is the hospital with "the best possible breastfeeding support for mother and infant in the maternity setting, ensuring high quality in this critical area of mother/baby care," according to Trish MacEnroe, Executive Director of Baby-Friendly® USA.

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Family Birth Center Services

Having a supportive place to go when you find out you’re pregnant can help to ease any anxieties. The Perinatal Clinic is such a place for expectant mothers and their families. We offer breastfeeding assistance, pregnancy testing, high-risk pregnancy care and more.

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New parents have lots of questions. And even existing parents do who can use a refresher. Join us for any or all of our educational sessions on the process of childbirth, breastfeeding, gestational diabetes support and more.

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My baby app

My Baby pregnancy app

You’re taking the right steps towards a healthy pregnancy. With the My Baby pregnancy app, you can track your baby’s development, look up symptoms and issues and more. Download the app today.

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.

Find Maternity Services

For more information or to find a physician, please call the numbers before. Or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.

Details & Directions: St. Mary Medical Center Family Birth Center.

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