Pre- and Perinatal Services

We offer a full spectrum of educational classes and prenatal services for expectant mothers and their families. For more information on these programs, please call our Health Resource Center at 888-HEALING (432-5464).

Maternity Tea & Tour

Enjoy a relaxing and informative afternoon touring our labor, delivery and recovery rooms, newborn nursery and postpartum areas. Groups will tour each area and have the opportunity to ask questions. Tours are available in English and Spanish.

Preparation for Childbirth

This 12-hour series covers all aspects of the child-bearing period for the woman and her coach.

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Comfort measures for pregnancy and labor
  • Specific relaxation techniques
  • Breathing patterns for use during labor
  • Effective pushing methods for delivery
  • Discussion of hospital procedures
  • Medications
  • Cesarean childbirth
  • Postpartum adjustment

Breastfeeding Class

A one-session class for the pregnant and early postpartum woman with information and techniques for breastfeeding. Fathers are encouraged to attend. This class is available in English and Spanish.

Baby Care Basics

This two-class series is designed to acquaint the parent-to-be with skills necessary for new baby care. New parents will be taught development of the baby, layettes, nutrition, bathing, feeding and safety in this series of two classes. Films are included as well as discussion of helpful hints on living with the new baby.

Labor Epidural and Neonatal Care

Learn about pain relief options in labor and the benefits and risks associated with each option, along with a comprehensive discussion about care of the newborn. Topics will cover anesthesia administration, caring for the ill or premature infant, the role of the neonatologist and what to expect with a cesarean birth.

Infant/Child CPR

Learn the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants (birth-1 yr.) and children (1-8 yrs.). This three-hour program includes lecture and demonstrations in CPR and procedures for clearing an obstructed airway. There will be hands-on practice of the skills learned.

At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, support doesn’t stop with delivery. Depending on where you live, you can access postpartum resources, including support groups for new parents. Please call us at 888-HEALING (432-5464) to learn more about what is available to you.

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