Gold: Good Samaritan Hospital. An acute care hospital with more than 450 beds. It is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques. 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose. 408-559-2011. goodsamsanjose.com.
Silver: O’Connor Hospital. 2105 Forest Ave., San Jose. 408-947-2599. och.sccgov.org/Pages/home.aspx.
Bronze: El Camino Hospital. 815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos. 408-378-6131. 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. 650-940-7000. elcaminohospital.org.
Gold: Sequoia Hospital. It offers anesthesia, pediatricians and OB physicians 24 hours a day. 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, third floor, Redwood City. 877-703-1625. dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/sequoia.
Silver: Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. 650-696-5656. mills-peninsula.org/birthcenter.
Bronze: Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center. 1100 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. 650-299-2000. thrive.kaiserpermanente.org.
Gold: California Pacific Medical Center. This Sutter Health affiliate is consistently ranked as one of the Bay Area’s best birthing centers. Multiple San Francisco locations. 415-600-6000. cpmc.org.
Silver: Bay Area Homebirth Collective. 415-578-8598. bayareahomebirth.com.
Bronze: UCSF Medical Center. 1825 Fourth St., San Francisco. 415-514-2670. womenshealth.ucsf.edu/whrc/welcome-ucsf-birth-center.
Gold: Kaiser Permanente. From prenatal care and classes to birth and beyond, Kaiser offers healthcare and support to new parents and families. Multiple locations. kaiserpermanente.org.
Silver: John Muir Medical Center. Multiple locations. johnmuirhealth.com.
Bronze: San Ramon Regional Medical Center. 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. 925-275-9200. sanramonmedctr.com/services/obstetrics.