Designated by UNICEF as an official Baby-Friendly Hospital, Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro offers top quality maternity care during pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and through a mother’s postpartum period.
Whether you’re a new or experienced parent, our maternal caregivers create a caring and open environment designed to help you find the joy, and relieve some of the anxiety, of your pregnancy. We welcome collaboration and create a personalized birth plan to fit every mother’s needs.
Designed to provide comprehensive maternal-child health care, our department features eight home-like maternity suites. These rooms offer top-floor views and are equipped with private bathrooms with showers and a birthing bed that is comfortable for the mother during labor and can be quickly converted for delivery.
There is a place in the suites for the father or significant other to stay, as well as room for other family members who wish to participate in the birthing experience. To facilitate mother/baby bonding, each birthing suite has room for a bassinet, so babies can remain with their mothers throughout their stay at the hospital. To celebrate the birth of your new baby, we have arranged a special dinner for you and your significant other, including a special menu.
We understand that even more questions come once your baby arrives, which is why our care doesn’t end once you’ve given birth. After delivery, our experienced neonatologists and special trained nursing staff provide 24-hour postpartum care and support. These services include:
- Breastfeeding education
- Skin-to-skin contact assistance
- Bottle feeding facilitation
- Nurturing baby baths
- Family-focused Assistance Programs
- Transitional/observational newborn nursery
Our multidisciplinary team of obstetric professionals and specialists focus on making pregnancy and birth a healthy and joyous event. Focused on growing the bond between parent and child, our core team includes:
- Board-Certified Obstetricians
- International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants
- Registered Nurses
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
Designed to educate new and experienced parents alike, Little Company of Mary Medical Center offers a full spectrum of classes that help support parents in caring for their child. Topics include:
- Preparation for Childbirth
- Breastfeeding Class
- Baby Care Basics
- Labor Epidural and Neonatal Care
- Infant/Child CPR
To register for a class or learn more, 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. Small groups 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 childbearing 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
- Cesarean childbirth
- Postpartum adjustment
Because of the popularity of the classes, women are encouraged to register early for a series that will begin in the seventh month of pregnancy and end three weeks before delivery.
Baby care basics
This two-class series is designed to acquaint the parent-to-be with skills necessary for new baby care. New parents are 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.
A one-session class for the pregnant and early postpartum woman with information and techniques for breastfeeding. Fathers are encouraged to attend.