Pregnancy & Childbirth

Pregnancy & Childbirth

We’re Here to Make Every Birth A Special Delivery

As Marin County’s only hospital resource for labor and delivery, we’ve been welcoming babies since 1952. MarinHealth offers expertise and services that make planning, delivering, and caring for your baby a personalized and exceptional experience. Located in our new Oak Pavilion, our maternity department is a beautifully appointed state-of-the-art space that’s designed to enhance your safety, security, and comfort.

Maternity Tours

Come tour our state-of-the-art maternity unit and learn about delivering at MarinHealth Medical Center! You’ll see a labor and delivery room in our beautiful Oak Pavilion, as well as our Level II NICU, and will have the opportunity to ask any questions. Tours are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm, and the third Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. Registration is required. Sign up for your spot at one of our upcoming Maternity Tours, by filling out the form on the following page.

If your family is planning on delivering at MarinHealth Medical Center and you are unable to take an in-person tour of our facilities, we encourage you to take a virtual tour before your due-date:

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Planning to Deliver With Us?

Pregnancy, Childbirth & Infant Care Classes

Our classes and support groups are held virtually for your convenience. View a list of our 2024 classes.

A Collaborative Team of Experts

Our maternity care team is the result of a thoughtful collaboration between obstetricians (OB/GYNs), midwives, and other childbirth professionals. As part of our special collaboration with UCSF Health, the Maternity Care team is co-directed by a UCSF Health perinatologist and OB/GYN with special expertise in the care of high-risk pregnancies. We follow UCSF Health’s proven academic protocols to care for mothers and babies. A UCSF Health prenatal diagnostic center staffed with specialists in high-risk obstetrics is located adjacent to the hospital, allowing women with high-risk pregnancies to get the extra monitoring they need close to home and enabling them to deliver their babies at MarinHealth Medical Center. UCSF Health geneticists are available to consult onsite, as needed. UCSF Health experts are also available 24/7 in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Your Baby, Your Way

We understand that your baby’s birth is an intensely personal experience, and we want to empower you to choose the type of delivery you prefer. MarinHealth is one of the few systems in Marin and San Francisco Counties to offer both Certified Nurse Midwives and OB/GYNs for prenatal care and delivery, and we have both at the Medical Center 24/7. Our midwives and physicians are licensed, highly regulated healthcare providers. To ensure the best possible care for all infants, our interdisciplinary team meets twice a day to discuss every tiny patient. You’re in excellent hands and you can count on wonderful pregnancy care, maternity care, and support after delivery.

  • Certified Nurse Midwives
    Certified nurse midwives are registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing or public health. They are certified through the American College of Nurse-Midwives, working in conjunction with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Midwives are experts in normal, physiological birth, and aim to instill a sense of confidence and calm during pregnancy and birth, all the while ensuring the safety of mom and baby.
  • Obstetricians
    Our obstetrician / gynecologists (OB/GYN) are physicians trained to manage high-risk pregnancies, perform C-sections, and support you every step of the way from prenatal care through delivery.
  • UCSF Perinatologists
    High-risk pregnancies are stressful enough without having to leave Marin for treatment. That’s why we have UCSF Health experts on site to help moms bring high-risk pregnancies to term and to care for newborns with special health issues. In addition, pregnant women with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes can get special advice and supervision from our Braden Diabetes Center.
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Neonatologists
    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals neonatologists, pediatricians who specialize in the care of fragile infants, work on site at the Medical Center’s Level II NICU. Infants needing additional care are immediately taken to our NICU for 24-hour monitoring and highly specialized treatment.
  • Hospital Care Team
    Maternity Care at MarinHealth Medical Center, including anesthesia, pediatrics, specialized nursing care, and advanced perinatology, is available around-the-clock. We always have an OR and surgical team ready for emergency cesareans in one of our two new C-section procedure rooms. Our nursing team is comprised of dedicated obstetric and neonatal nurses, specially trained in support of both natural childbirth and high-risk deliveries.