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  • A surrogate family: Caring for a newborn while his mother recovered from COVID-19

    A surrogate family: Caring for a newborn while his mother recovered from COVID-19

    Providence caregivers stepped up to care for a newborn and help the mother recover from COVID-19. Learn more.

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  • Dreamy Childbirth

    Dreamy Childbirth

    Everything you need to give birth your way at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

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  • Providence & iHeart Radio team up to talk about women's health

    Providence & iHeart Radio team up to talk about women's health

    Providence experts share insights and advice on how to help women stay healthy and well. Watch now.

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  • Midwives and doulas working together to create your birth dream team

    Midwives and doulas working together to create your birth dream team

    A midwife and doula serve different purposes on your birth team but share a common goal: Your physical and emotional health and needs.

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  • Pelvic floor therapy: Restoring health for new moms and women of all ages

    Pelvic floor therapy: Restoring health for new moms and women of all ages

    Providence St. Jude’s Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation program offers a variety of therapeutic treatments to women who are struggling with pelvic floor issues.

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  • Living beyond congenital heart disease: A story of care and motherhood

    Living beyond congenital heart disease: A story of care and motherhood

    Melissa Faucher shares her story of overcoming congenital heart disease to give birth to four beautiful children, including twins.

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  • Safe childbirth and a warm nurturing environment go hand in hand

    Safe childbirth and a warm nurturing environment go hand in hand

    The Mother Baby Program at Providence Saint Joseph eases the way for all birthing mothers in a warm and nurturing environment.

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  • Finding the right pediatrician for your growing family

    Finding the right pediatrician for your growing family

    When you're looking for a pediatrician, you're seeking a true partner that will shepherd your baby through the milestones and markers of childhood. Find the right fit for your family.

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  • Pregnancy: Everything you need to know for your journey

    Pregnancy: Everything you need to know for your journey

    Learn how to prepare for your journey to parenthood, including what to do before you get pregnant, early pregnancy and symptoms, and what to expect during pregnancy.

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  • Providence researchers demonstrate antibodies to COVID-19 in breast milk of mothers following vaccination

    Providence researchers demonstrate antibodies to COVID-19 in breast milk of mothers following vaccination

    Learn about a potential immune benefit for infants from lactating mothers who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Pregnancy looks different during the COVID-19 era

    Pregnancy looks different during the COVID-19 era

    Learn about the important safety measures you should take to protect you and your baby during COVID-19 and what to expect in the delivery room.

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  • Pregnancy and COVID-19: Staying safe during a pandemic

    Pregnancy and COVID-19: Staying safe during a pandemic

    Pregnant women don’t appear to be more susceptible to the coronavirus, but it's still important to protect yourself and baby. Find out how we can help.

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  • 5 steps to choosing the right birth center for you

    5 steps to choosing the right birth center for you

    One thing moms can do to ease any worry or anxiety prior to getting pregnant or delivering a baby is simple: choose the winning combination of the right physician and right birth center for you.

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  • Mission Hospital Awarded Statewide Maternity Care Award

    Mission Hospital Awarded Statewide Maternity Care Award

    Mission Hospital received an award for excellence in maternity care from the California Health and Human Services Agency and Cal Hospital Compare for delivering safer and affordable care.

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  • A birth story from Torrance, CA

    A birth story from Torrance, CA

    A new mother found the support she needed at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

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  • Questions about pregnancy and child development? There’s an app for that.

    Questions about pregnancy and child development? There’s an app for that.

    Download Circle by Providence to your smartphone at no cost and get connected to a comprehensive network of local, Providence-approved resources and tools for mothers and moms-to-be.

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  • What to expect when delivering at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

    What to expect when delivering at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

    Kathy Marafino, RN, manager of labor and delivery and the mother-baby unit, answers questions about what to expect when delivering at the hospital.

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  • St. Joseph Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Re-designation

    St. Joseph Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Re-designation

    St. Joseph Hospital earned this designation for offering new mothers the information, confidence and skills they need to succeed in breastfeeding and caring for their babies.

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  • How thyroid disorders impact women’s health

    How thyroid disorders impact women’s health

    Learn the ways an over- or underactive thyroid can affect women including menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum health.

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  • 5 things hospitals can do to keep women from dying during childbirth

    5 things hospitals can do to keep women from dying during childbirth

    Far too many women in the U.S. die during and after childbirth. Providence St. Joseph Health's Amy Compton-Phillips offers some advice to protect women during childbirth.

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