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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.
Dignity Health's Greater Sacramento-area Family Birth Centers deliver nearly 9,000 babies each year. 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 at each Family Birth Center. Our birthing suites include:
iPod docking station
Organic spa kits
Extensive DVD library (Methodist Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Folsom only)
See our Family Birth Centers for yourself by taking a virtual Tour:
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, Dignity Health doctors have the experience and technology you need. In the event of a premature birth or seriously ill baby, your infant may be transferred to one of our acclaimed neonatal intensive care units nearby at either Mercy San Juan Medical Center or Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, where specially-trained doctors and nurses use the latest equipment to care for every need of the tiniest of newborns.
Mercy San Juan Medical Center is the first hospital on the West Coast to receive the Joint Commission's Perinatal Care Certification. Learn more about our perinatal care services and standards for certification.
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.
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.
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.
For new moms, lactation consultants are available to answer any questions you have about breastfeeding. Learn more about our breastfeeding and lactation services.
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.
For personalized help finding the right OB/GYN for you, please call our Physician Referral Line at 888.800.7688, or use our online physician directory.