Items Tagged ‘The BirthPlace’

Excited About the 'Magic Hour'

October 4, 2019

Excited About the ‘Magic Hour’

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“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care […]

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Tags: featured, healthy pregnancy, midwives, nurse midwives, nurse-midwife program, OBGYN, pregnancy, The BirthPlace, UCLA Nurse Midwives, UCLA OB/GYN


Charting Your Own Course

October 4, 2019

Charting Your Own Course

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“While you’re in labor, it’s like you’re in a cocoon with your family and nurse-midwife.  You’re charting your own course in your own world, comfortably and naturally,” says Carliegh Garcia, who is expecting her fourth child in December.   “The birth process for my first three – all delivered by UCLA nurse midwives – was very […]

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Tags: featured, labor & delivery, nurse midwife, nurse-midwife program, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives


UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

October 4, 2019

UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

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The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is expanding its services to provide well-woman health care – including annual checkups, Pap smears, and new birth control options – for women 35 and younger. To accommodate new well-woman patients as […]

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Tags: birth control, featured, gynecological services, nurse-midwife program, postpartum care, prenatal, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

January 4, 2017

New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

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Breastfeeding can be one of the most wonderful experiences of motherhood. It can also be one of the most challenging. A new UCLA Health lactation program, available at both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, aims to reduce breastfeeding challenges by offering in-home breastfeeding support to new mothers. “We provide […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, breastfeeding challenges, breastfeeding difficulties, in-home breastfeeding support, lactation program, lactation-consultation, latch, mothers, perinatal care, pre-delivery, Santa Monica, stress


Tahjanae Northcutt helps families welcome new additions at The BirthPlace

June 11, 2016

Tahjanae Northcutt helps families welcome new additions at The BirthPlace

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With a lifelong passion for women’s and children’s health, Northcutt helps provide coordinated care to parents and families. What is your role as manager of The BirthPlace at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica? I am fortunate that I get to oversee the activities and operations of one of the happiest places in our hospital. The […]

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Tags: antepartum support group, labor and delivery, perinatal care, postpartum, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica