St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Dr, Orange, CA 92868714.633.9111
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Patient and Family Resources

Emergency Phone Numbers
St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room

Fire Department/Medic Orange County/ Police (Emergency)

Poison Control

Breastfeeding Support Services - Help, supplies, pump rentals and more
St. Joseph Hospital Mother-Baby Assessment Center (assistance/supplies)
Breast pumps - electric and manual, and other breastfeeding supplies. Bras, girdles and lingerie.

Health Education & Support Services

St. Joseph Hospital Community Education
Various classes offered.

St. Joseph Hospital Perinatal Education

Bridges for Newborns Program

American Red Cross
Babysitting, CPR Classes

CHOC Children's (Children's Hospital of Orange County)
Babysitter training, many other classes for parents
714-532-8887 or

La Leche League
Information and support for breastfeeding mothers/ Monthly group meetings/phone counseling
714-965-1182 or

St. Joseph Hospital Mother-Baby Assessment Center
Answers to questions about breastfeeding, newborn care, issues specific to mothers after birth, including dealing with emotions.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children Program)
A U.S. federal government program administered through county health departments/agencies providing supplemental nutritional coupons, as well as nutritional evaluation and counseling for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Supplemental nutritional coupons are also available for infants and children to 3 years of age.

St. Joseph Hospital Social Services (referral and information)

St. Joseph Postpartum Depression program

In-Home Help (St. Joseph Private Home Health Services)

KID-CARE (free official child care referral service)

Mothers of Twins/Triplets Clubs (referrals to local clubs)

Parent-to-Parent Infant Support
For families of children with special needs

Regional Center for Orange County
Free coordination of services for developmentally delayed infants and children
714-796-5100 or

Birth Registry and Certificates
714-480-6700 or

District Attorney Family Support

Social Security

March of Dimes
Referrals to support groups for Downs Syndrome, hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis and spina bifida
415-788-2202 or

Info Link (Parenting Resources)
Dial 211 or 888-600-4357

Car Seat Safety
SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A
Orange County low-cost car seat purchase

City of Orange Police Department

CHOC Children's (Children's Hospital of Orange County)
Information related to low-cost car seats
714-532-8887 or
Special Needs

Pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death (support groups):

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

714-771-8000 ext. 13295

St. Joseph Hospital Support Group for loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy
714-771-8000 ext. 13295

Healing Hearts (meets at CHOC)

Hoping and Sharing

Empty Arms

Compassionate Friends (death of a child any age)

Caring for Women with Maternal Depression

St. Joseph Hospital Physician Referral

Stork Stop Boutique
363 Main Street, Orange, CA (located at Mother-Baby Assessment Center)
We offer other products to meet your pregnancy, nursing and parenting needs:

  • Nursing clothes
  • Maternity and postpartum items
  • Support belts
  • Nursing pillows
  • Over-the-shoulder baby holders
  • Nursing stools

Suggested Books to Read
Touchpoints-Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development - by Terry Brazelton

A Mother's Almanac - by Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons (A book on loving and living with small children)

Dr. Mom - by Marianne Neifert, M.D. (A guide to baby and child care)

A Sigh of Relief - by Martin I. Green (A book of safety and maintaining good health in a "what to do until you can get the child to the doctor" approach to medicine)

The First 12 Months - by Frank Caplan (Princeton Center for infancy and early childhood. A guide to help you follow your child's growth)

The Second 12 Months - by Frank and Theresa Caplan (Picks up where the first book left off. Includes tips
from many infant and toddler experts)

The Baby Book - by William and Martha Sears (Practical and reassuring help for the challenges of baby care)

Nighttime Parenting - by William Sears, M.D. (How to get your baby and child to sleep)

The Fussy Baby - by William Sears, M.D. (How to bring out the best in your high-need child)

Becoming a Father - by William Sears, M.D. (How to nurture and enjoy your family)

The Nursing Mother's Companion - by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - by La Leche League, International

Your Child's Health - by Barton D. Schmitt, M.D. (The parents' guide to symptoms, emergencies, common
illnesses, behavior and school problems)

Essential for Childbearing Years - by Elizabeth Nobel (Exercise during pregnancy)

Just So It's Healthy - by Lucy Barry Robe (Pregnancy)

What to Expect When You're Expecting - by Eisenberg, Murkoff and Hathaway

Commonsense Childbirth - by Lester Dessez Hazell

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn - by Penny Simkin

Shared Childbirth - by Celeste Phillips and Phillip Summer

Having Twins - by Elizabeth Noble

The Nursing Mother's Companion - by Kathleen Huggins

What to Expect the First Year - by Eisenberg, Murkoff and Hathaway

Taking Care of Your New Baby - by Marsha Walker and Jeanne Watson Driscoll

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5 - by Steven Shelov, MD and Robert Hannemann, MD

Sibling Rivalry - by Seymour Reit

Welcoming Your Second Baby - by Vicki Lansky

Preparation for Parenting - by Donna Ewy

Tools for Entertaining Tots - by Roz Silva

Happiest Baby on the Block - Harvey Karp, MD

Suggested Videos to Watch

The Happiest Baby on the Block - Harvey Karp, M.D.

Touch Points - T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

Breastfeeding the Premature Infant - Wyeth Pediatrics

Hush Little Baby - Tim Healey

The Real Deal on Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding Productions

The Dad Difference - Injoy Videos