Welcome Baby Program
The Welcome Baby program at St. Francis Medical Center offers personalized prenatal, post-partum, and hospital visits with a professionally trained Parent Coach, from pregnancy through the baby’s first 9 months. Funded by First 5 LA, Welcome Baby is available at no cost and will benefit families in different ways depending on where they reside within Los Angeles County and what their specialized needs may be.
The Welcome Baby continuum of care includes breastfeeding support from Welcome Baby staff (who are all Certified Lactation Educators), referrals to community resources, and an in-home visit by a registered nurse within the first week following mom and baby’s discharge from the hospital.
For further information, contact us at 310-900-4710
Welcome Baby’s trained Parent Coaches provide education and guidance to expectant moms and their families on prenatal care, home planning/safety, labor signs, breastfeeding, depression screening, family nutrition, observation for jaundice and hydration, infant assessments, and growth and development milestones. Through both prenatal and postpartum hospital and home-based visits, Parent Coaches develop a relationship with the families and provide education and support in a convenient and comfortable setting and help to ensure parents are connected to appropriate healthcare services.
Welcome Baby addresses the First 5 LA goal areas: 1) That children maintain a healthy weight; 2) That children are safe from abuse and neglect; and 3) That children are ready for kindergarten. First 5 LA and partner hospitals like St. Francis Medical Center work together to reach these goals by focusing on health and wellness before a baby’s birth and continuing through a child’s first critical months.
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact our Welcome Baby team at (310) 900-4710. You may also complete and submit our Welcome Baby Program Outreach Form, and a member of our team will contact you directly.
Welcome Baby Program Outreach Form
If you are interested in the Welcome Baby Program at St. Francis Medical Center and would like more information, please complete the fillable Welcome Baby Program Outreach Form, save it to your computer, and email a copy to SFMCfirstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the Welcome Baby team will reach out to you shortly. You may also call (310) 900-4710. We look forward to connecting with you.
For additional details about the Welcome Baby Program funded by First 5 LA, click here to view the flyer