Best Baby or Maternity Services
Gold: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care, this hospital received honors from U.S. News & World Report and recently expanded its hospital so it can treat more patients and make advancements in how it cares for patients. 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. stanfordchildrens.org.
Silver: Harmony Birth Center. 621 E. Campbell Ave., #14, Campbell. 408-370-3702. harmonymama.com.
Bronze: Bay Area Maternity and Women’s Health. 777 Knowles Drive, #11, Los Gatos. 408-883-8233. bayareamaternity.com.
SF and Marin
Gold: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Stay in a private room with a private bathroom and shower, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and phone. 2425 Geary Blvd. 415-833-2000. thrive.kaiserpermanente.org.
Silver: Natural Resources SF. 1367 Valencia St., San Francisco. 415-550-2611. naturalresources-sf.com.
Gold: Kaiser Permanente. Offers prenatal care and labor and delivery at many of the local facilities. Multiple locations. kaiserpermanente.org.
Silver: New View Hypnosis. Studio in Alameda. 510-522-5529. newviewhypnosis.com.
Bronze: Birthways. 1600 Shattuck Ave., #122, Berkeley. 510-900-9558. birthways.org.