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Expert Tips and Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women's Health Clinic offers relationship-focused care
New Women's Clinic brings services designed just for women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A birth story from Torrance, CA
A new mother found the support she needed at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breast is best for mom's heart health?
Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have a healthier cardiovascular system
What you need to know about the new AAP car seat safety guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released revised car seat safety guidelines. Find out what this means for your child.
Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid
People who are covered by Medicaid have the same hopes and plans as anybody else, but often have access to fewer resources. When they need health care, Providence St. Joseph Health is there.
Here’s how to make your child’s earaches less of a pain
There are many reasons why your child’s ear may be hurting, so it’s best to have a doctor examine it to ensure it is treated properly.
Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead
While teething children may display irritability, drooling, and puffy gums, they don’t necessarily need medicine to relieve these symptoms and should never be given benzocaine.
Don't wait until it's too late to think about cord blood donation
Cord blood is rich in stem cells that are beneficial in fighting diseases
What's best to eat for healthy breastfeeding?
The foods and beverages you, and your baby, need
OB department excels at maternal emergency preparedness
Simulations help medical teams build communication and teamwork to ensure top patient care.
The best home remedies for a coughing baby
It hurts to hear your baby cough, but not every distress requires a doctor visit. There are some remedies you can try at home.
Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?
Coffee and wine have various claims and criticisms related to their health benefits. Read on to learn the good and not-so-good points about both.
Don't delay: Immunize your infant against disease
Infant Immunization Week offers an occasion to review and update your child’s protection against disease by ensuring that his or her vaccinations are on schedule
Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health
Human biology is modulated by seasonal changes in complex ways