Family Birth Center
Family Birth Center
At Petaluma Valley Hospital, we are committed to the highest standards of excellence for moms, babies and their families. Each birth experience is unique, just like the child who is entering the world.
The staff in our Family Birth Center treats every new mother, her baby and family with individualized care, because every new birth is special. We provide excellent medical care, while surrounding patients with a comfortable environment, plenty of smiles, friendly assistance and advice, and educational resources to get every baby off to a healthy start.
We offer tours of our facilities. For information about scheduling a tour call: 707-778-1111.
Choosing to deliver Petaluma Valley Hospital means you have access to the UCSF Intensive Care Nursery, where premature or high-risk babies born in our region get the finest care available. If the need arises, the UCSF Intensive Care Nursery at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital offers the most technologically advanced medical resources that can be found in our community.
In our Intensive Care Nursery, babies are closely monitored by highly trained neonatologists, pediatricians and nurses around the clock, so that your baby goes home healthy and happy. In addition, our babies enjoy the advantages of a consistent, highly-trained care team, from birth to discharge. A leading edge technology called "telemedicine" enables our physicians and parents at Memorial to consult with renowned pediatric cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF). Through interactive video communication in real time, we perform specialized tests which would otherwise require a trip to the city.
Petaluma Valley Hospital consistently ranks among the most successful in California for rates of in-hospital breastfeeding. More than 90% of mothers who deliver at Petaluma Valley succeed in breastfeeding during their hospital stay. That translates to even healthier, happier babies and moms!
The Infant Nutrition/Lactation Services program provides inpatient support and education, as well as telephone support and outpatient breastfeeding consultations. Breast pumps and equipment are available for rental and purchase. Outpatient services are available to all new mothers, regardless of delivery location.
Petaluma Valley Hospital has received international recognition as a Baby-Friendly designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA. Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) is the only hospital in Sonoma County to receive this honorable designation.
Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
The “Baby-Friendly” designation is given after a rigorous on-site survey is completed. The award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as demonstrated by quality processes.