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:
- After delivery, mother and baby can rest comfortably 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: