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Birth Control

Effective birth control can help you take charge of your family planning. The caring team of OB/GYN experts at MemorialCare provide a full range of birth control options.

BirthCare Surgery Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

The BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women's Hospital Long Beach is a dedicated center for expectant women, providing compassionate, quality health care during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

At MemorialCare, we believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your baby. To make the most informed choice about this important decision, we encourage you to attend our breastfeeding class during your seventh to ninth month of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding 101

Your breasts are becoming fuller and are getting ready to make colostrum.

Breastfeeding: Knowledge is Power

Breastfeeding Support: To assist with your success while breastfeeding, it is important to educate yourself before your baby is born.

Cesarean Section (C-Section)

Your surgeon’s office will give you an appointment time for your arrival. Please be sure to arrive at the hospital where you are scheduled to have your cesarean at the given time.

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Choosing an Ob/Gyn or Perinatologist

Your obstetrician-gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) may be the most important health care partner you ever have. Your Ob/Gyn will see you through some of the most significant times in your life: menstruation, PMS, conception, childbirth and menopause.

Diabetes Management During Pregnancy

Our diabetes in pregnancy programs provide pregnant women with the skills necessary to control their diabetes to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Our programs follow the Sweet Success Model of Care developed by the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program.

Hyperemesis Program

The Hyperemesis Program at the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach offers an effective treatment for severe morning sickness. 

Labor & Delivery

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.

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Maternity and Newborn Resources

To help you become well-informed about your pregnancy and learn how to care for your newborn, we have provided some links to independent online resources.

Midwife Program

The Women's Hospital at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center now offers women the option to give birth using the services of a Certified Nurse Midwife. Women who prefer this option can now have a midwife by their side and deliver within the comfort and safe environment of our hospital.

Neonatal Intensive Care Specialists and Care Team

The neonatal intensive care teams of highly trained perinatologists, neonatologists, nurses, therapists, dietitians, lactation consultants and other specialists at MemorialCare are dedicated to saving fragile lives of infants born in need of intensive care.

Pre-Admission Forms

Please complete a Pre-Admission Form and send it to the Admitting Office as soon as possible prior to your due date.

Take a Maternity Tour

MemorialCare is here to help you prepare for your baby’s arrival and care for your newborn. Expectant mothers and your partners are invited to participate in a special maternity orientation. Tour our facilities and get information on programs and services that provide the best care for you and your baby.