California Pacific Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Center is a four-campus hospital system serving San Francisco and surrounding communities in Northern California.
Our aim is to provide comprehensive care to all women, including those with the most sensitive pregnancies. Accordingly, the State of California has designated our Women and Children’s Center as a Level III perinatal and neonatal center, meaning that we have the highest level of equipment and professionals on staff.
Maternity Services at California Campus
Maternity Services at St. Luke’s Campus
California Pacific Medical Center offers the largest genetics program in Northern California, providing the latest advancements in genetic testing to women with a family history of genetic problems or concerns about birth defects. Services at our Prenatal Diagnosis Center on the California Campus include genetic counseling, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), nuchal translucency (NT) and carrier screening for a variety of inherited diseases.
Maternity services include:
- Our California campus location has 58 rooms in which the mother and family can stay for labor, delivery and care after the birth. Our St. Luke’s campus location has 21 rooms for labor, delivery and postpartum. Partners and family members can attend the birth, and the baby stays in the mother’s room after delivery.
- Childbirth anesthesia is available; and a dedicated operating room is available for Cesarean births, should the need arise.
- A comprehensive midwife program through the St. Luke’s Women’s Center (tel. 415-641-2140)
- CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care program through the St. Luke’s Women’s Center (tel. 415-641-2140)
- For pregnancies requiring special care, our high-risk pregnancy program provides a team of highly skilled physicians and nurses offering expert care for high-risk pregnancies and premature births.
- Breastfeeding assistance is available in the hospital, and 93 percent of mothers who deliver at California Pacific are successfully breastfeeding when they leave the hospital. Breastfeeding assistance and consultation is available after you return home.
- Bilingual staff and translators available, with respect for culturally diverse traditions for giving birth.
- California Pacific’s Newborn Connections—located on our California campus—offers classes, videos and baby and breastfeeding supplies, as well as support groups for new parents. Our St. Luke’s campus also offers childbirth classes and breastfeeding support.
Specialty Services for Newborns
- Neonatal specialists are available for newborns in need.
- Dedicated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at our California campus for newborns delivered at either campus in need of specialized care.
- Pediatric specialty programs, both in San Francisco and at outreach sites throughout the Bay Area, offer medical care and support to families of children with complex or chronic illnesses.
Classes at California Pacific Medical Center
A variety of childbirth preparation classes are available. For more details on classes or tours at our:
- California campus, visit www.cpmc.org/newbornconnections or call 415-600-BABY (2229)
- St. Luke’s campus, call 415-626-BABY (2229) or email wardelL@sutterhealth.org.