AT SANTA CLARA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
MOTHER BABY UNIT
Our physicians, nurses and family-centered care team provide the expertise and warm environment needed for the entire childbirth experience. Our birth center offers newly expanded private postpartum maternity suites, which include a private bathroom, television, and sleeper chair.
Our services include:
- 27/4 access to qualified, supportive nursing staff and providers
- Inpatient and outpatient newborn hearing assessments
- Universal screening for all infants for jaundice (condition caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a yellow chemical produced by the breakdown of red blood cells)
- Certified lactation specialists and onsite support
- Lactation support groups
In addition to certified lactation specialists, staff in our Birth Center are trained to assist in breastfeeding, the use of breast pumps, hand expression and skin-to-skin bonding. This dedication has resulted in some of the highest breastfeeding rates in the Bay Area. We support the practice of rooming-in to allow mothers and babies to remain together 24 hours a day.
TAKE A TOUR
To tour of the Birth Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, please watch our virtual tour.