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Nurtured Mothers, Thriving Babies – Sandra’s Story

Every new mother needs someone she can count on - and I count on MOMS Orange County. I had just given birth to my baby girl when something went wrong. I looked at my plummeting  vital signs on the monitors and thought, Oh, this is it for me." As a hospital nurse myself, I knew [Read More]

Nurtured Mothers, Thriving Babies – Sandra’s Story2018-12-07T00:44:00+00:00

Happy, Healthy and on Track

Tracey Najera, center, of Costa Mesa and her 11-month-old daughter Audrey Izaguirre with Martha Arambula, left, breastfeeding coordinator at MOMS Orange County, and Pamela Pimentel, right, RN and CEO of MOMS Orange County in Santa Ana on Thursday, July 5, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Orange County Register) Tracey Najera knows the importance of [Read More]

Happy, Healthy and on Track2018-08-23T22:42:29+00:00

Meet Joel Manzo

We love to celebrate fathers at MOMS Orange County! This year, for Father's Day, we would like to put the spotlight on Joel Manzo, a hardworking and loving father of two girls, Leslie, 10, and Caroline, 6. When Joel and Crystal were expecting their first child, they participated in just about every class offered by [Read More]

Meet Joel Manzo2018-06-14T23:43:32+00:00

PIMCO – Champion for Babies & Families

It isn't easy to become a new parent and also to work, but PIMCO helps its employees to be successful in both areas.  Because of this, PIMCO has been named Champion for Babies and Families, a new MOMS Orange County award that recognizes outstanding support of expectant employees and those who are returning to work.  [Read More]

PIMCO – Champion for Babies & Families2017-11-07T23:20:51+00:00

Caroline Patterson, Esq. President of Ladies Who Dine

Caroline Patterson (middle) delivers gifts during the Adopt a Family program with other members from Ladies Who Dine With a full-time career and two small children, Costa Mesa lawyer Caroline Patterson still finds time to be the president of the Orange County chapter of Ladies Who Dine, a group of young professional women [Read More]

Caroline Patterson, Esq. President of Ladies Who Dine2017-07-27T00:09:49+00:00

Made With a Smile

Eight-year-old Allison Flores is a budding entrepreneur -- and a philanthropist. She and her mother created an online and pop-up boutique,, where she sells her own handmade gifts such as soaps, towels that are shaped into bunnies, candles and other home décor. She has learned a lot about setting up a business, marketing it, [Read More]

Made With a Smile2017-06-29T19:42:19+00:00

Lupe Garcia – From Seasoned Maternal-Child Health Educator to New Mom

For 15 years, Lupe Garcia has served as a Maternal-Child Health Coordinator at MOMS Orange County where she teaches women to have healthy pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. She is also considered the staff expert on child development.  In August 2016, Lupe delivered her first child, Sophia Grace. We wondered how experiencing motherhood herself may [Read More]

Lupe Garcia – From Seasoned Maternal-Child Health Educator to New Mom2017-03-14T18:25:17+00:00

Hilda Gilmartin’s Heart For Giving Back

When Irvine resident Hilda Gilmartin was in elementary school, she remembers standing in line around the holidays, getting gifts, and opening them - without knowing who they were from. Hilda’s parents were migrant farmworkers and she remembers the warmth she felt as a child when her community responded with love around the holidays. Since then, [Read More]

Hilda Gilmartin’s Heart For Giving Back2017-02-16T07:14:29+00:00

Helping Hands Club – High School Philanthropists Give Back

Volunteering comes easy to 17-year-old Jayme Chow of Newport Coast.  The Corona del Mar High School senior is president of Helping Hands, a campus-based service club that identifies needs locally, as well as in distant places.  Most recently, Jayme and the members of Helping Hands raised funds to prepare 30 “newborn necessities” gift bags for [Read More]

Helping Hands Club – High School Philanthropists Give Back2017-02-16T07:14:29+00:00