NEW PILOT PROGRAM IN LASD WOMEN’S JAIL AIMS FOR FAMILY UNIFICATION AND BABY BONDING


New Pilot Program in LASD Women’s Jail Aims for Family Unification and Baby Bonding

Child birth is a life-altering, emotional experience, and for most women, the process of childbirth remains painful, difficult and can be very frightening.

With the emotional support of a loved one, who was requested by the expectant mother to be present during labor and delivery, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Custody Services Division has teamed up with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) on an innovative pilot program that provides childbirth companions and extended mommy-baby bonding moments.</