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.
- Pregnancy testing
- Physician Referral Services
- Breastfeeding education and consultation
- Maternity tour
- Financial application assistance
- Baby shower
- Prenatal Classes
- New Mom Support Group
- Receive Infant car seat for safe infant discharge
- 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 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. To learn more about breastfeeding, as well as newborn care, join us at our Childcare, Baby Care and Breastfeeding Class. Prepare for the arrival of your new baby with confidence. Click here to view our community calendar and schedule the date that’s right for you!
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.
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. After going home from the hospital, you can bring your baby back for weight checks and feeding advice at the weekly New Mom Support Group. See below for more information.
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.
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.
New Mom Support Group
Meets every Tuesday from 12:30pm-2:00pm
Becoming a mother is a challenging time and we have the support to see you through it. We now offer a free, weekly support group for new mothers that is open to the community. You do not have to give birth at Memorial Hospital of Gardena to attend. Bring your baby for a weight check, get your breastfeeding and baby care questions answered, and socialize with other moms in the area. Pregnant women and mothers with babies up to 6 months are welcome! The group meets at our Prenatal Center next door: 1141 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite 212, Gardena, CA. Feel free to stop by and join us! You do not need to register to attend.
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.