A Place for Moms and Babies
As you welcome a new addition to your family, we welcome you to ours.
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:
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.
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
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.
Cribs for Kids® National Bronze Certified Safe Sleep Hospital
Torrance Memorial is excited to announce that it is the first and only
hospital in LA County to be officially recognized as a
Cribs for Kids® National Bronze Certified
Safe Sleep Hospital. This program awards recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment
to reducing infant, sleep-related deaths by promoting and educating on
best safe sleep practices.
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs
for Kids®, the only national infant safe sleep organization. Based
in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related
deaths due to accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep
Hospital, Torrance Memorial
is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs
for healthcare team members, and family caregivers.
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