Maternity

Expert insights and tips about the amazing journey to parenthood

  • An endometriosis diagnosis: Hormone treatments may help

    An endometriosis diagnosis: Hormone treatments may help

    Endometriosis is a painful condition that can affect a woman’s fertility and overall quality of life. Learn how doctors use hormone therapy to treat endometriosis.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Women's Health Clinic offers relationship-focused care

    Women's Health Clinic offers relationship-focused care

    New Women's Clinic brings services designed just for women.

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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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  • 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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  • Four signs you may have endometriosis

    Four signs you may have endometriosis

    Endometriosis is common health problem, but it often goes unrecognized. Treatment is available, so it’s important to know the signs and see a physician for a diagnosis and support.

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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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  • Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    After your baby is born, setting aside some "me" may be the most important thing you can do for both of you.

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  • What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

    What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

    What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) all about? Read on for answers to questions about what causes it, who gets it, how to treat it, and much more.

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