Everything You Need to Have a Healthy Baby
Having a baby is one of the most exciting events in your life. But it can often be a little overwhelming. At
Centinela Hospital Medical Center, our team of skilled physicians and nurses is ready to assist patients during their pregnancy — and after their delivery, too.
Preparing for A Healthy Beginning
Our care for you begins the moment you think you’re pregnant. Call us and we will refer you to a physician who provides free pregnancy testing. It is important you continue with regular prenatal care appointments with your physician. If needed, we will help you apply for Medi-Cal.
What New Parents Need to Know
On the day of your delivery, it’s important to know where to go and what to expect when you arrive at the hospital. To help make your arrival go smoothly, we offer hospital tours. Plus, it’s a great way to meet other new parents who are sharing your same experience.
When the Big Day Arrives
Eventually, all the waiting — especially that long last month — is over. It is assuring to know that Centinela Hospital Medical Center provides a wide range of maternity services designed to make each patient’s birth experience as smooth and comfortable as possible. These include:
- Spacious labor, delivery and recovery rooms, which provide a comfortable family-centered birth experience. After delivery, mother and baby can rest comfortably in a private room with nurses available to assist in their care
- Anesthesia specialists available 24 hours
- Flexible visiting hours for family members and friends
A Staff Dedicated to Your Needs
Our panel of specialists includes board-certified obstetricians, neonatologists (physicians specializing in at-risk newborns), a full-time anesthesia staff and professional, highly skilled nurses.
Highly Specialized Care
While we hope you’ll never have to use our neonatal intensive care unit, you can take comfort in knowing it’s available in case of an emergency. Our 9-bed NICU offers a wide range of up-to-date medical technology in a friendly, comfortable, and quiet environment. Our staff has specialized training and experience and is dedicated to caring for babies who have complications, often working on a one-to-one basis with an infant who needs constant attention.
Taking Your Baby Home
The care and safety of your newborn is a priority to you — and to us. We will send you and your baby home confident that you have received quality care, just one way.
We have provided some additional information sheets which you may download and print for your convenience: