A Place for Moms and Babies

Maternity

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 spectrum of 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 and practically.

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.

Excellent Care

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.

Baby-Friendly

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 the following:

  • 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.

Call 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?

Be Ready

We offer a variety of education classes to help you through your pregnancy