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    Life's First Hellos Start Here.


    If you're planning for a new arrival, you've come to the right place. Dignity Health is well-known for its commitment to exceptional care of mothers and their newborns, and we believe birth isn't a just procedure, but a joyful family experience.

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Family Birth Centers


Dignity Health is well-known for its commitment to exceptional care of mothers and their newborns. At our Family Birth Centers, moms experience labor, delivery and recovery all in the comfort of the same spacious, private room, each featuring sleeping accommodations for a spouse or partner.

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Your birth day is a day that launches new life. Where you choose to welcome your new addition to your family is important. Our Family Birth Centers are focused on attending to your every need, making your birth day even more special. Our Family Birth Center rooms are equipped with the latest technology needed to accommodate any birth and, should the need arise, cesarean birth suites are also available.

Our Family Birth Centers

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Neonatal Intensive Care

In the event of a premature birth or seriously ill baby, Dignity Health offers two Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. If you had your baby at one of our other hospitals, your infant may be transferred to one of these two acclaimed NICUs where specially-trained doctors and nurses use the latest equipment to care for every need of the tiniest of newborns. 

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High-Risk Pregnancy Care

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, Dignity Health doctors have the experience and technology you need. Mercy San Juan Medical Center is the first hospital on the West Coast to receive the Joint Commission's Perinatal Care Certification. Learn More

  • A Doula Makes a Difference


    Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and Woodland Memorial Hospital are proud to offer complimentary doula services to our moms-to-be.

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Complimentary Doula Services

A doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and immediately after giving birth. Research shows that women who use doulas have reduced labor times, fewer medical interventions, greater breastfeeding success, and are generally happier with their birth experience. Learn More

Prenatal & Postnatal Care

Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is the health care you receive and precautions you take when you are pregnant. Learn more about the importance of prenatal care and Dignity Health's personalized prenatal care here in the Sacramento region.

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Postnatal Care

The postnatal period refers to the first six weeks of a newborn’s life. Learn more about our trusted postnatal care that is based on you and your baby’s unique needs and situation.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

To assist and support clients by decreasing risk factors associated with diabetes during pregnancy, Dignity Health offers comprehensive care in our Outpatient Perinatal Diabetes Clinic in partnership with Valley Children’s Medical Group. The program is designed to provide expectant mothers with practical information for improved diabetes management through specialized meal planning, physical activity, and incorporating best practices from the program in daily life. Learn More

Birthing Options

The birth of your baby is a precious and wonderful time. For this reason, we encourage you to talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks associated with each birthing option. Below you can learn more about each of the birthing options in the Sacramento region.

  • Discover Pregnancy & Parenting


    Join us at our Pregnancy & Parenting Classes to learn more about the beautiful journey ahead as you welcome your newborn into the family.

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Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

We are proud to offer a number of Pregnancy & Parenting Classes to help women and their partners to prepare to love and care for their newborn child. We encourage you to participate in any of the classes that meet your needs as you prepare to welcome your newborn. Learn More

Lactation Support for New Mothers

Dignity Health believes in the long-term benefits of breastfeeding. Breast milk provides an excellent source of nutrition for your baby and has many health benefits for both mother and baby. For new moms, lactation consultants are available to answer any questions you have about breastfeeding. And for new mothers that aren’t able to produce enough breast milk for baby, Dignity Health proudly offers donor breast milk at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Breastfeeding Support Services

Fertility Services

The Creighton Model is a unique method of family planning. It relies upon the observation of signs essential to fertility. Dignity Health's FertilityCare practitioners provide proper training in order for couples to be effective using the Creighton Model. Learn More

Schedule a "Stork Tour" Today

If you're planning to have your baby at one of our hospitals, we'd love to have you explore the facility and learn more about our Family Birth Centers.

To schedule a "Stork Tour," call Dignity Health Women's Services at 916.453.4518.