Community Benefit

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 the pediatrician.

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.

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