About Our Maternity Program

Sweet Beginnings

Sweet Beginnings is a program for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Tamara Hatfield, MD, a board-certified perinatologist, oversees the program. Our nurse educators and registered dietician will instruct you about managing diabetes both during and after your pregnancy.

During the sessions, mothers-to-be and their partners learn how to monitor blood sugar and develop plans to balance food and activity levels. One-on-one counseling is available for those with special needs or concerns.

Our Sweet Beginnings program is located in the St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pavilion, 1140 W. La Veta, Ste. 480, Orange.

Phone number: 714-744-8661

Fax number: 714-744-8692