Sweet Beginnings in Our Family Life Center

Sweet Beginnings in Our Family Life Center  
Welcome to our Family Life Center Maternity Services at St. Francis Medical Center where you will give birth to your new baby. From the very beginning, you and your baby deserve the best.

We are “Baby-Friendly”      BFUSA_designation_banner

St. Francis Medical Center is a “Baby-Friendly” hospital. We have received the coveted “Baby-Friendly” designation by Baby- Friendly USA under a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious award recognizes birth facilities that offer their mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. Through the collaboration of our physicians, nurses, and entire health care team, we join more than 200 “Baby Friendly” designated U.S. hospitals in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the early 1990s in an effort to increase breastfeeding rates and, in turn, reduce childhood illness and death.  BFHI includes practices that are proven to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.

St. Francis Medical Center and our Family Life Center team is committed to giving moms, babies, and families the best start in life!  If you would like to find out more, contact our Health Benefits Resource Center at 310-900-7380.

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Services Offered:

  • Free Prenatal Classes
  • 24-Hour On Call Emergency Physicians
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Birth Certificate Coordination
  • Birth Plan Assistance
  • Breastfeeding Assistance
  • Personalized Food and Nutrition Services
  • From Hospital to Home Classes
  • Private Delivery and Postpartum Rooms
  • Quiet Time for Restorative Rest
  • Free Stroller
  • Help When You Go Home

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