Our nurses provide education and information on breastfeeding and baby care, as well as help with feedings, diapering and other needs. Lactation consultants are available to provide you with personalized advice and guide you in beneficial breastfeeding techniques.
Breastfeeding & Lactation Support
Our on-site breastfeeding supply store at Essentials at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, offers the latest supplies. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select the right products for you.
To help families capture the joyous event of their baby’s first photo MemorialCare has partnered with MOM365.
Charges for newborns will be billed to your insurance plan unless you tell us otherwise. Most plans require that newborns are added to your coverage within 30 days of birth. Review your insurance plan member guide, contact your insurance carrier, or inquire with your employer to be sure of your plan guidelines.
We encourage parents, families and special friends to visit as often as possible. For the safety and security of our patients, families and staff, we ask that you help us by following these visiting policies.
Miller Children's & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Orange Coast Medical Center
The Women’s Hospital
Saddleback Medical Center
Birth certificate copies are not available through the hospitals. Depending on when you or your child was born, you will need to contact either:
Born within one year at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:City of Long Beach
Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (562) 570-4305
Born more than a year ago at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:Los Angeles County Recorders Office
Phone: (562) 462-2137 or (562) 462-2103
Born after 1994 at Orange Coast Memorial or Saddleback Memorial:County of Orange Health Care Agency
Phone: (714) 480-6700
Born between 1889 – 1993 at Orange Coast Memorial or Saddleback Memorial:Orange County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: (877) 445-8988
The security of you and your baby is very important to us, so we have a number of security measures in place to protect both mom and baby. One security measure is the mother and baby wrist bands with matching identification numbers. Baby also has one on the ankle, and your partner receives one. Each time you are separated from your baby, the bands are compared to make sure the numbers match. This is to ensure the right baby is always with the right mom.
Other security measures are color-coded identification badges and secured entrances. An identification badge with a pink background indicates the employee is cleared to be in the post-partum unit with your baby. Labor and Delivery, the nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and postpartum locations all have secure card readers at the entrance. Employees must use their badge to enter and guests must be cleared before entering.
Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by improperly fastened car seats and most collisions occur within only a mile of the home. The proper use of car seats can increase children's chance of survival by 45 percent.
In 2017 child safety seat laws were updated to focus on increased height and age requirements to ensure that children are tall enough to safely wear a seat belt, before graduating from their child safety seat. Following the California car seat and seat belt laws can help protect your family, avoid fines and most importantly save lives.
Certified technicians will inspect your child's car seat and show you how to properly install and use it – in most cases free of charge.
Resources for Child Safety Seat Inspections
A variety of community organizations provide support programs to help parents obtain a low-cost or free car seat.
Resources for Low-Cost or Free Child Car Safety Seats
Once children graduate from the child passenger safety restraint, they are able to wear a seatbelt along with teens and adults. Proper seat belt use is imperative for all drivers and passengers - children through elders - to help reduce the risk of highway deaths and injuries. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of crash injuries by 50 percent. Know how to properly wear your seat belt so you and your passengers can travel safely, while abiding by the law.
Click It or Ticket (CIOT)
CIOT is the seat belt enforcement campaign that helped create the highest national seat belt usage rate of 85 percent.
Knowing the car seat safety laws and wearing seat belts properly can reduce the risk of injury to your family this year.
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