A Place for Moms and Babies
As you welcome a new addition to your family, we welcome you to ours.
Torrance Memorial was built on the foundation of family, serving the growing
community surrounding us, and today is no exception. Our Maternal Child
Health Service teams are made up of highly trained and specialized registered
nurses, who understand the immensity of having a child. We strive to give
you the knowledge and support to ensure a healthy newborn. From a full
parenting classes to
lactation assistance after birth, along with a full scope of in-house clinical services, Torrance
Memorial is dedicated to your optimal health. Just like family.
Maternity and Child Care Services
At Torrance Memorial, we pride ourselves on offering a special place for
moms and babies. We focus on providing a range of prenatal services and
resources to meet expectant parents’ many needs, both medically
Torrance Memorial is also proud to announce the commencement of our in-house
Laborist group, a service of 21 local physicians who provide 24/7 coverage
to our Labor and Delivery unit. This means all patients will have access
to obstetric and gynecological intensivists - from nurses to neo-natologists.
We have teamed together to ensure the highest patient safety and satisfaction.
Our Maternal Child Health Services team provides excellent care for you
and your family. Our physicians are board-certified and highly trained;
our nurses are certified in their specialties, passionate about the care
they provide and proud of the relationships they have built.
Additionally, Torrance Memorial has made a commitment to ongoing learning
and improvement by placing Clinical Nurse Specialists in Maternal Child
Health service areas. Clinical Nurse Specialists are expert resources
for our nurses so they can continually improve their skills using evidence-based care.
Torrance Memorial has been named a Baby-Friendly Hospital by
Baby-Friendly USA. To achieve a Baby-Friendly designation, Torrance Memorial demonstrated
its ability to offer mothers the information, skills and support needed
to successfully initiate bonding and breastfeeding.
A maternity care facility can be designated as Baby-Friendly when it meets
the requirements created by the World Health Organization and adheres
to the “10 Steps of Successful Breastfeeding.” The steps include
- helping all mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth;
- showing mothers how to breastfeed and maintain lactation even if they are
separated from their infants;
- giving newborn infants only breast milk unless medically indicated;
- practicing rooming-in by allowing mothers and infants to remain together
24 hours a day;
- and encouraging unrestricted breastfeeding on cue.
Maternity Services Tours
To learn more about the facility and get acquainted with our medical staff,
sign up for a walking Maternity Services Tour. Led by Labor and Delivery
and Mother and Baby nurses, expectant parents can ask questions, tour
delivery suites and Mother and Baby rooms. Personal, private tours of
the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are also available for parents
with higher-risk pregnancies.
310-517-4702 to schedule and register for a Maternity Tour at Torrance Memorial.
Having a Baby?
Need help finding an obstetrician, finding a class or any else?
We offer a variety of education classes to help you through your pregnancy