Family Birth Center

Having a baby is a very special time, but it can be a little overwhelming. It’s comforting to know that Memorial Hospital of Gardena is there for you during every stage of your pregnancy. Our team of healthcare professionals is ready and waiting to embrace you as you expand your family.

We’re here for you the moment you think you’re pregnant

Ready to expand your family? We’re here for you the moment you think you’re pregnant. We offer free pregnancy testing and physician referral services to get you started off right. Our team of healthcare professionals are committed to helping you and your family from the beginning to the end of your pregnancy. Delivering healthy beginnings at Memorial Hospital of Gardena.

Free Services

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Physician Referral Services
  • Breastfeeding education and consultation
  • Maternity tour
  • Financial application assistance
  • Baby shower
  • Prenatal Classes
  • Receive Infant car seat upon delivery
  • Local Transportation

What we offer

Preparing For Birth
Your birthing experience begins before delivery. We help prepare expecting parents for their labor and delivery with prenatal classes. Led by a prenatal educator, these classes teach important relaxation techniques as well as educate on what to expect during and after delivery.

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a beautiful experience for both mother and baby, a time for bonding. Breastfeeding provides the most natural nutrients for your baby’s health and protection. Our nurses are available to assist you with breastfeeding.

The Golden Hour
The first hour after birth or “The Golden Hour”, is a special occasion for Mom, Dad and Baby to spend time as a family. Immediately after delivery, your baby will be placed skin-to-skin until the baby finishes the first breastfeeding. This is a special time to bond with your baby.

Involving Your Coach
We realize your coach is an important part of your labor and delivery team. Our medical staff makes the extra effort to involve coaches in the birthing experience and keep them engaged and informed.

Feeding Support
Our team of healthcare professionals are here to answer any questions you have about feeding your baby. We realize this is one of the most important decisions and we would like to provide you with the information and support to help you reach your goals.

Rooming-In
We provide 24-hour rooming-in, allowing Mom and Baby to remain together throughout their hospital stay. This allows families to bond and learn the baby’s cues while our nurses support positive interactions between Mom and Baby.

Non-Pharmacological Labor Pain Relief Methods
Medications used to relieve pain during labor may affect your baby’s ability to breastfeed soon after. At MHG, we want to give you options to make this special time as comfortable as possible. Talk with your doctor about pain management options that may work for you.

Family Centered
We recognize that each family is unique. Our family centered approach fosters communication between your family and our healthcare team. Our focus is delivering the highest quality care to you and your family during this special time. We also encourage immediate bonding of the mother to her newborn by encouraging skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. 

Baby Friendly
Breastfeeding is both a natural and important way to maintain the normal development of your baby. Being named a Baby Friendly Hospital shows our commitment and dedication on the care of your newborn by promoting Skin-to-Skin contact and breastfeeding. Memorial Hospital of Gardena is proud to be named a Baby Friendly USA Hospital.

Additional Resources

Questions? We are here for you!

Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Phone: (310) 532-4200
Birth Center/Postpartum ext. 7341
Birth Certificates ext. 7285
Medical Records ext. 7285

Prenatal Clinic 
Phone: (310) 512-6141
1141 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Suite 212
Gardena, CA

WIC Breastfeeding Hotline
Phone: (888) 278-6455

La Leche League International
Phone: (877) 452-5324

National Women’s Health Info.
Phone: (800) 994-9662

Avanti Hospitals strongly supports the California Healthcare Foundation – California Maternity Quality Care Collaborative, “My Birth Matters” Campaign, designed to educate expectant mothers about the overuse of cesarean (C-section) delivery. For more information, click here.

New Mom Explains C-Sections

Memorial Hospital of Gardena has been named a 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries by Healthgrades®. To learn more about our awards, click here.