Having a baby is a life-changing event. Whether it’s your first or you’re adding to your family, our team is here to help bring your little one into the world. For mothers who choose to give birth with us, you’ll feel right at home in the Family Birth Center (FBC) unit.
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.
Welcoming a new bundle of joy is a special time. See how our Family Birth Centers are taking every precaution to keep mom and baby safe during COVID-19.
You’re taking the right steps towards a healthy pregnancy. We understand the value that comes with good advice during this time — rest assured that My Baby by Dignity Health will help you through every symptom, sign, and step along the way. Give mommy's brain a break. My Baby by Dignity Health is a free app that puts almost everything you need for a healthy pregnancy right at your fingertips.
We offer in-person tours of our birthing centers so you can preview your experience. A large range of virtual classes are available so you can learn all about becoming a new parent. We also offer support groups so you can learn from others while building support.
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.
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.
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 express greater satisfaction with her birth experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.