Welcome to Dominican Hospital's Family Birthing Center
We deliver small miracles. At Dominican Hospital, we are committed to offering the Santa Cruz community a full service, state-of-the-art, individualized birth experience. Dominican Hospital has also achieved Baby Friendly Status from Baby Friendly, USA, Inc. Fewer than 135 hospitals in the nation have earned the distinction.
We believe every birth is special, from our tiniest 26-week preemies to our robust 12-pound full-term babies. That is why our Birth Center is designed with the latest technology and staffed with a highly specialized obstetrical team of physicians, nurses and auxiliary staff, available 24 hours a day. We are prepared for any type of birth and any situation that may arise.
At Dominican, we have high standards for both safety and patient satisfaction. Our birth rooms are well-equipped and cozy to help emphasize bonding while “rooming in” with your newborn.
With patient safety as our first concern, our Birth Center includes an operating room in the Labor and Delivery area, and a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) equipped to care for high-risk babies who need closer observation. The Birth Center, Postpartum, and NICU areas are staffed with highly trained registered nurses. Specialized staff such as anesthesiologists, neonatologists, perinatologists, clinical nurse specialists, lactation consultants and occupational therapists are available to meet with you and your family for any routine or emergency needs that may arise.
To take a free tour of our Birth Center or to learn more about our child birth education program - please give us a call at 831.462.7741.
To see an online virtual tour of the Family Birthing Center, click here.