Maternity and Family Programs

Supporting families means being there every step of the way. Sequoia Hospital is here for you from the moment you know you are pregnant until long after you go home. Adult Vaccination Clinic

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a six-bed special care nursery within our Birth Center. This NICU is staffed by doctors and nurses from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford who specialize in neonatal care and are nationally recognized by U.S.News & World Report. Our Level II designation means Sequoia has the expertise and equipment to care for and stabilize high-risk newborns. 

Infant Care

Recommended for expectant parents, grandparents, older siblings ages 12 and older, childcare providers and babysitters. Learn newborn care such as diapering, bathing and calming a crying baby. Includes practice using a baby doll. Cost involved.

Infant CPR
This class is ideal for expecting parents, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save an infant’s life and who do not need a certified course completion card. This class is a collaborative project of Sequoia Hospital and the Sequoia Healthcare District. Visit to register. FREE

Labor & Delivery Orientation
Highly recommended for expectant parents. This orientation is designed to help you plan for your baby’s birth at Sequoia Hospital. We will provide you with information about our facility, available resources, and expectations for your hospital experience. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. FREE

Lactation Education Center

New Parents Support Group
A drop-in group designed to address early child and parent development issues through discussions, speakers and special events. Parents are able to access information and meet other new parents in this relaxed environment. A forum for new parents to share their experiences. FREE

Online Childbirth Preparation

Our online class is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site class due to work schedule, time constraints, or medical conditions. The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth. Cost involved.

On-Site Childbirth Preparation
Expectant mothers and their partners will gain thorough knowledge of the normal, natural process of labor and birth. You will learn to use a variety of comfort measures, especially relaxation, breathing techniques and physiologic positions for labor and delivery, with an emphasis on the role of the labor partner. You will learn about potential medical interventions, including pain medications. Emphasis will be on communication with care providers and decision-making. You will learn to identify the basic needs of your newborn and what to expect during the postpartum period. Cost involved.

Preparation for Breastfeeding
You and your partner will be introduced to the whys and hows of breastfeeding. Learn solutions to common questions and how to read your newborn’s feeding cues. Techniques will be taught to help those who will be supporting the nursing mother. Cost involved.

Return to Work & Breastfeeding
This class is designed to help you manage the challenges of continuing to breastfeed when returning to work. Topics include: how to make a return to work plan that includes pumping, working with your childcare provider, maintaining milk supply & breast milk storage. Cost involved.

Learn More And Register Online

Dates, times, and online registration is available on our Classes & Events page.