Best Birth Centers in the Bay Area

These Birth Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here. 

East Bay

Gold: Kaiser Permanente. A dedicated team of physicians, nurses, midwives and lactation consultants provide a caring and family-centered experience during this special time. Multiple locations.

Silver: John Muir Medical Center. 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 925-941-7900. www.johnmuirhealth.com

Bronze: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Multiple locations.


Gold: Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. This hospital featuring private suites and beds for family members delivers more babies than any other in the Peninsula. 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. 650-696-5656.

Silver: Sequoia Hospital. 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. 877-703-1625.

Bronze: Kaiser Permanente. 1100 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. 650-299-2000.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Good Samaritan Hospital. Comfortable birthing rooms, top-of-the-line technology and a Level III NICU make this hospital a favorite among mothers. 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose. 408-559-2011.

Silver: Kaiser Permanente San Jose. 250 Hospital Parkway, San Jose. 408-972-3000.

Bronze: El Camino Hospital. 815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, 408-378-6131; 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, 650-940-7000.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: California Pacific Medical Center. Health care providers here are highly trained with experience that comes from delivering more than 6,000 babies a year. Multiple locations. 415-600-6000.

Silver: Kaiser Permanente. Multiple locations. 415-833-2000. 

Bronze: UC San Francisco Medical Center. Multiple locations.


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