Life's Hellos Start Here
The birth of your baby is likely one of the most exciting events in your life, and St. Mary Medical Center wants you and your family to experience a healthy and happy beginning for a lifetime of memories.
Maternal Child Health
Our doctors, nurses and other members of our childbirth team provide a supportive and caring atmosphere for you, your family and your new baby so that we can help ensure a special and memorable experience for you all. Our team of medical professionals are experts in obstetrical care and are dedicated to providing the highest quality care, from the beginning of your pregnancy, through delivery and then your return home with the newest addition to your family.
Making Your Birth Experience Easier
- Maternity tours
- Prenatal classes
- All private rooms
Our private rooms include a television, a private bathroom and a sleeping chair for your labor and delivery partner.
Dignity Health 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.
To receive this designation, St. Mary undertook a rigorous four-year path of staff education and training. But it now enables us to provide optimal breastfeeding and family support – the healthiest start to life together for mother, baby and the entire family. It includes, for instance, immediate bonding between infant and family, never separating the child from the parents at any time, as well as Lactation Educator visits to every patient on the floor after delivery.
For additional piece of mind during your stay with us:
- Surgical Suites and vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC)
- High-Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- OB physician on duty 24/7
- Anesthesiologist on duty 24/7
We have fully equipped suites near our private labor suites. If you need to deliver your baby by Caesarean section, that option is immediately available.
For complicated or premature deliveries, we also have a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the Labor & Delivery floor.
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