Patient and Family Resources

Emergency Phone Numbers
St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room

Fire Department/Medic Orange County/ Police (Emergency)

Poison Control

American Red Cross
Babysitting, CPR Classes

Birth Registry and Certificates
714-480-6700 or

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

CHOC Children's (Children's Hospital of Orange County)
Babysitter training, many other classes for parents; information on low-cost car seats
714-532-8887 or

City of Orange Police Department

District Attorney Family Support

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

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

KID-CARE (free official child care referral service)

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

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

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

Social Security

Stork Stop Boutique
363 Main Street, Orange (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

St. Joseph Hospital Programs and Services

  • 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.
  • Bridges for Newborns Program
  • Perinatal Education
  • Mother-Baby Assessment Center
    Answers to questions about breastfeeding, newborn care, issues specific to mothers after birth, including dealing with emotions.
  • Social Services (referral and information)
  • Postpartum Depression program
  • St. Joseph Hospital Physician Referral

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.

Special Needs

  • Caring for Women with Maternal Depression
  • Compassionate Friends (death of a child any age)
  • Empty Arms
  • Healing Hearts (meets at CHOC)
  • Hoping and Sharing
  • 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

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