Treatment Offered At
- Maternity Care at Long Beach Memorial
- Maternity Care at Orange Coast Memorial
- Maternity Care at Saddleback Memorial - Laguna Hills
Our BirthCare Centers located in Long Beach and Orange County are designed for your comfort and safety. Your entire birthing experience takes place in a private labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) suite, complete with a bathroom and shower. Each suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art birthing bed that allows you to deliver in the position that makes you most comfortable. These spacious rooms allow the mother, partner or coach and her family and friends (up to three) to visit and celebrate the birth in bright and airy surroundings. We offer the very latest in technical and developmental care techniques and encourage parental involvement in all aspects of care so you can spend as much time as possible with your baby. Our staff will keep you informed every step of the way and will ensure that you and your family are comfortable and are taken care of during this important time. If you are planning to have a medicated delivery or cesarean section our anesthesiologists are on staff and in the hospitals at all times providing quality care.
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Our maternity unit nurses are committed to providing a personalized service and have advanced training to help identify potential concerns early and respond quickly to high-risk needs. On occasion, before birth or immediately after birth, your baby may need specialized medical care. It’s reassuring to know that unparalleled neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are just footsteps away staffed with specially trained nurses, board-certified neonatologists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and lactation consultants who can provide your newborn with exceptional and compassionate care.
Postpartum Care & Newborn Nursery
All of our spacious postpartum rooms are private or semi-private with large windows. Our highly trained maternity nurses provide on-site education from breastfeeding to baby care, as well as support for feedings and diapering. We also provide postpartum baby care while you rest during your stay. To help you prepare for bringing your baby home we offer a personally tailored education class for new mothers. Our newborn nurseries are open 24 hours, seven days-a-week, for your comfort, safety and security. On-staff nurses assist in caring for your child when you are in need of extra rest.
Mother-Baby Couplet Care
To enhance bonding, we practice mother-baby couplet care. A single nurse cares for both the mother and baby together as one unit. Studies show that infants in their mother’s presence cry less, have a lower blood pressure, and have a more stabilized temperature, pulse and respiration rate. Caring for mother and baby together promotes coordination and continuity of care, improves communication between family and caregivers, and enhances maternal learning and confidence.