St. Mary Maternity Services

Deliver Your Baby

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St. Mary

Women and Infant Services

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St. Mary Medical Center

We are a leader in offering the best care to both mother and newborn in the High Desert. You might say we’re experts in providing the tiniest a huge advantage. Here are a few of the reasons why so many families choose St. Mary:

  • We were named One of Americas Best Hospitals for Patient Safety*
  • Our board-certified obstetricians and specially trained nurses specialize in helping ensure a healthy baby while creating a warm and supportive environment.
  • We offer a full-time Obstetrical Laborist Program with 24 hours a day, seven days a week coverage
  • If needed, our California Children’s Services Designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—staffed by CHOC-affiliated neonatologists—offers advanced care and remarkable outcomes for our tiniest patients.
  • We offer the only dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department in the High Desert
  • Our midwifery services – an added level of customization – is available from conception through 8 weeks post-partum
  • From childbirth preparation to newborn basics, you’ll find several classes and workshops to help you master the role of “mom”.
  • We are a nationally designated Baby-Friendly Hospital, an award that recognizes our nurses, physicians, and lactation specialists commitment to giving you the support, skills and confidence to successfully breastfeed.

The Birthing Experience - What to Expect?

Congratulations! You're going to have a baby

Preparing for childbirth, whether it's your first baby or not, can often bring anxiety with questions regarding what to expect and how best to prepare. We've gathered a number of frequently asked questions to help prepare you prepare for that precious moment.

Learn more about Maternity Classes

"Begin with Love" Maternity Tour & Orientation: ​

Learn what having your baby at St. Mary Medical Center is all about! When you attend this tour and orientation, you will become familiar with our facility, our caring staff and the multiple services we offer. You will also receive information on how to pre-register for your hospital admission. During the tour, you will be able to ask questions pertaining to delivery and information about our facility. Register Now


Childbirth Preparation - 6 Hour Course:

This class will help couples or partners, prepare for their baby's big arrival. Topics covered include Stages of Labor, Pain Management, Breathing and Relaxation, and Caring for Yourself and Your Newborn. Plan to REGISTER for this class during your 5th or 6th month of pregnancy as classes do get filled quickly. Register Now


"Mom's Got Milk?" - Breastfeeding Class:

his class was developed to answer parents questions about breastfeeding. Our trained Lactation Consultant provides information on the benefits of breastfeeding and the “10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding!” Moms will learn how to establish good milk supply, how to get baby to latch, how to tell if the baby is getting enough breast milk, as well as when and where to get help or support if needed. Register Now

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