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Birth Center: The Childbirth Experience

The Birth Center provides a comfortable and safe environment during the childbirth experience. We make sure you receive the care you need.  We provide a 24-hour midwifery service. For high risk pregnancies we provide care by UCSF experts in complicated obstetrics.

 We guarantee that each patient will have a nurse assigned to her during active labor and for 2 hours after birth. We believe mothers and babies should be together as much as possible. Therefore, we assign one nurse to care for both mother and baby, a concept called couplet care.  We provide education and tools to prepare you to go home with your infant.

If your baby needs specialized care we have state-of-the-art facilities and the highly skilled medical staff to take care of  your baby.


Do NOT email the Community Health Network if you wish to inquire about ANY medical situation or problem. Instead, please call San Francisco General Hospital at 415-206-8000 


Any email question may not be read right away. For issues or questions other than medically related, you may email the Community Health Network