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Women's Health/Perinatal Services


The goal of the perinatal unit is to provide comprehensive, personalized, family-focused care. The unit's eight private rooms are beautifully appointed and designed to allow a woman to remain in one room - from labor and delivery through her recovery. We also offer couplet care - care for both mother and newborn - giving new mothers the option of either having their baby sleep with them in the room or in the nursery at night. A patient demonstration lounge for breast feeding consultations, informational sessions on newborn safety, and education for parents with special-needs babies is also a part of the unit. Other special features of the unit include two dedicated operating rooms and an "early labor lounge," where patients can be monitored in a comfortable environment without actually being admitted.

Our Intermediate Care Nursery allows moderately sick infants to remain in the hospital with mom nearby. A special "Boarder Room" is available to accommodate the discharged mother who is learning to care for her special-needs newborn.

We also offer a comprehensive prenatal program through a network of conveniently located Healthy Start/prenatal clinics. Healthy Start offers childbirth and lactation education; makes referrals as needed; offers genetic counseling; prenatal testing; community outreach;Public Health services; Social Services and a Born Free Program. Healthy Start is your liaison between your doctor and you.

To set up an initial interview appointment, call one of the following numbers. A physician will be assigned at the conclusion of this appointment.

Martinez Healthy Start 925-370-5495

Pittsburg Healthy Start 925-431-2345

Richmond Healthy Start 510-231-1340