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Maternity care born from humankindness.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant it’s time to register for prenatal and postnatal classes and events, as well as an orientation class.


Family Birth Center

Preparing for pregnancy, being pregnant, and having a baby are all exciting times in your life - and we're here to help. Voted by readers of Bay Area Parent magazine for 10 consecutive years as "Best Birth Center", the labor and delivery staff at Sequoia Hospital provides personal, expert care for mothers and babies.

Download our maternity guide

Whether you are trying for your first child or hoping to expand your family, being pregnant comes with many questions. Our planning guide is your resource, answering common questions and offering information for each stage of pregnancy and beyond. It’s not meant to replace the advice of your personal physician but rather provides basic information to help you have the best experience possible. 

Blue Distinction Center®

Sequoia Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Classes and Events

Virtual Classes Now Available - Although our in-person classes have been temporarily cancelled, we will continue to educate and empower you during this challenging time. Come join us online! To sign up for our prenatal classes visit our Classes and Events page.


Please review our Birth Center Orientation presentation online here.

Pre-Register Online

If you are planning to deliver at Sequoia Hospital, you can pre-register online anytime during your pregnancy. You can also call our Admitting Department with any registration questions: 

Admitting Department
Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(650) 367-5551

Birth Center Virtual Tour

The Sequoia Family Birth Center Virtual Tour offers a convenient preview of our facility, including:

  • The comfort and convenience of having the same suite for labor, delivery, and recovery
  • Private postpartum rooms with sleeping accommodations for support person
  • En-suite private bathrooms with shower

        * Due to COVID-19, nitrous oxide is temporarily unavailable at this time.

Learn More About Our Birth Center

Take a Birth Center orientation class or sign up for our prenatal classes at our Classes and Events page.


Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sequoia Hospital has canceled in-person classes and events until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.


Additional photos of our Family Birth Center can be viewed here.


Visitor Guidelines

At Sequoia Hospital, it is our highest priority to ensure your health and safety. To help support that, we have implemented changes in visitor policies to make your birth experience as safe as possible. We know that some of these changes will require adjustments from all parties involved, but they are necessary to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of care. The best news? Your designated support person will be there by your side throughout your labor, birth and postpartum experience.

Onsite Level II Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

If your baby is premature or requires intensive care, your newborn will be cared for onsite in our Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by doctors and nurses from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford who specialize in neonatology care.

Breastfeeding Support

One of the most important choices a new parent makes is how to feed their newborn. At Dignity Health, our physicians, nurses and breastfeeding support specialists are here to help you make the best choice for you and your family. 

Our approach to infant feeding is guided by compassion, research, real-world experiences and the infant's and family's unique needs. It’s designed to help all families thrive, supporting both breastfeeding families and those who make an informed choice not to breastfeed. 

Additional Resources

See what other resources we have to help you better prepare for the arrival of your baby.

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