What are my options Out of Hospital?
Considering community birth? Birth Centers and their Midwives offer care for those seeking a more natural birth for a low-risk pregnancy. This birthing option provides an intimate, low volume, setting for your birth – limiting but not eliminating your risk for exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Assembled below is a list of 9 local birth centers, spanning from the glittering bay of Monterey up to the rolling hills of Santa Rosa. I’ve taken the liberty of collecting their contact information and a short description of their services from what’s available on their website for your reference. Enjoy!
San Francisco Birth Center
2300 Sutter Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94115
San Francisco Birth Center is committed to comprehensive, intimate, holistic midwifery care. Their midwives have chosen to work at SF Birth Center because this setting offers a unique opportunity to provide care in a way that encourages personal, hands-on interaction and collaborative decision-making. Their greatest joys are watching people become empowered by birth and helping to build families.
Nightingale Birth Center & Midwifery Care
327 N San Mateo Drive #4
San Mateo, CA 94401
Nightingale Birth Center offers a fundamentally unique approach to pregnancy and childbirth. They provide expert pre-conception, prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for low-risk parents and babies in our beautiful birth center in San Mateo.
Pacifica Family Maternity Center
3101 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Their experienced midwives focus on the unique needs of each client throughout care. They are dedicated to serving all families regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status and financial barriers, or physical ability.
Casa Natal Birth Center & Midwifery Care
50 W. Main Street, Suite D
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Casa Natal Birth provides a spacious environment, fully stocked with the clinical and natural necessities to support a comfortable and unmedicated birth. Midwives practicing at Casa Natal follow the midwifery model of care, and abide by the standards and practice guidelines of the Midwives Alliance of North America.
Full Moon Family Wellness & Birth Center
701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Proving loving and expert care during pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. Focusing in women and their individual reproductive needs, offering a variety of options that seeks to eliminate or minimize unnecessary interventions during this natural life process.
Monterey Birth Center
4 Harris Court, Suite A
Monterey, CA 93940
Monterey Birth and Wellness Center is to provide you with the safety, empowerment, security and agency needed to ensure a positive, healthy experience during childbirth, when you at your most vulnerable yet most powerful. We are in awe of the reproductive force of females.
Marin Family Birth Center
880 Las Gallinas Ave, Suite #1
San Rafael, CA 94903
The Marin Family Birth Center is a branch of the Marin City Health and Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). One of few Birth Center/FQHC models in the country, they offer a holistic, integrated approach with practitioners and partner clinics in Marin and San Francisco to improve maternal and pediatric health through wraparound perinatal services, including nutritional education, classes and groups, access to social services, and medical and dental care. They work with families to lay a foundation for a lifetime of optimal health for mother and child.
Santa Rosa Birth Center
583 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Pregnancy is a state of health—a normal process that should be recognized and celebrated. The Certified Nurse Midwives at Santa Rosa Birth Center believe that women should have care that is individualized to their unique physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs. You are more than a face or a number; you are an active participant in your care, deciding where and what type of birth is best for your family. These midwives are here to guide you with trust, respect and support through a safe and satisfying birth.
Thrive Birth Center
4859 Old Redwood Highway
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
The team at Thrive Birth Center specializes in integrative, individualized, holistic healthcare for women and babies. We are Licensed Midwives who care passionately about pregnancy and birth. Thrive Midwives are highly skilled primary health care providers that work with families to create a connected relationship, and a customized approach to your health and wellness. We bring rich experience from these areas of our lives to midwifery and the women we care for. We are experts in women’s health who together bring decades of experience, love, and compassion to women during their transition into motherhood, parenting, and beyond.