A Place for Moms and Babies

As you welcome a new addition to your family, we welcome you to ours.

Maternity

Torrance Memorial's Maternity and Child Health services 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:

Excellent Care

Our Maternity and Child Health services teams provide 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.

Torrance Memorial has a dedicated, 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.

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.


Birth Navigator

The Torrance Memorial Birth Navigator is an experienced Registered Nurse with a background in labor, delivery, and mother and baby care with expertise in pregnancy, childbirth education, labor, delivery, post-partum, and lactation. Our Birth Navigator can:

  • Provide you with information, support and resources as throughout your pregnancy, childbirth, post-delivery and lactation
  • Help you develop a personal plan for your labor and delivery at the hospital
  • Answer questions you may have about:
    • Your pregnancy, labor, and delivery
    • caring for yourself and your baby post-delivery
    • breastfeeding your baby
  • Address your special needs or unique circumstances

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.

Having a Baby?

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