Mommy and Me
"Mommy and Me" is a Community Benefit Program offered by St. Joseph Health, St. Mary
to all mothers and newborn babies residing in the High Desert area. Two
or three days after discharge from the hospital, a registered nurse is
available to review your recovery, and weigh and check your baby. We will
answer your infant care, infant nutrition, and recovery questions, as
well as guide you in caring for your newborn.
We offer reassurance of normal recovery and provide a place of support
for new moms. This follow-up visit is a complimentary community service
provided by St. Mary Medical Center. "Mommy and Me" does
not take the place of your follow-up appointments with your physician or nurse-midwife,
nor does it replace your infant's "well-baby" checkup with
St. Mary Medical Center made a commitment to promote, support, and protect
breastfeeding by striving to implement the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
of the UNICEF & World Health Organization Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
"10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding"
"Diez Pasos Hacia Una Feliz Lactancia Natural"
Our services are available at the locations below:
Please call (760) 242-2311 extension 8443 to schedule an appointment.
St. Mary Medical Center
Community Health Center
18077 Outer Highway 18 South, Suite 100 in Apple Valley
16051 Kasota Road in Apple Valley
Appointments are available: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone consultation hours are: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
M.O.M.S. (Mothers Offering Mothers Support)
A support group for both breast - and bottle-fed infants, which meets the
first and third Fridays of each month fom 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in our Apple
Valley Community Health Center. No appointment is necessary.
All mothers of babies (ages 3 weeks to 6 months) are welcome to join our
M.O.M.S. group! Meet and connect with other moms, babies and St. Mary
staff. It's a great place for a discussion on infant and self-care,
breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition, and to learn about milestones
and track your baby's development. For more information, call (760)
242-2311 ext. 8443.