Gold: Kaiser Permanente. It offers skilled and committed doctors and nurses at its labor and delivery hospitals as well as comfortable rooms. San Jose and Santa Clara. kaiserpermanente.org.
Gold: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. This birthing center works with parents to fulfill their birth plan, striving to ensure baby and mother’s health with comfort management and access to speciality care. Palo Alto. stanfordchildrens.org/en/lucile-packard-childrens-hospital.
Silver: Good Samaritan Hospital. San Jose. goodsamsanjose.com.
Bronze: El Camino Hospital. Los Gatos and Mountain View. elcaminohealth.org.
Gold: Sequoia Hospital. It offers anesthesia, pediatricians, OB physicians 24 hours a day and virtual parenting classes. Redwood City. dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/sequoia.
Silver: Kaiser Permanente. Redwood City. kaiserpermanente.org.
Bronze: Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. Burlingame. mills-peninsula.org/birthcenter.
Gold: Marin Health Medical Center. Serving babies and families since 1952, the birth center provides an array of expertise and services as well as a state-of-the-art facility. Greenbrae. mymarinhealth.org.
Silver: California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco. sutterhealth.org/cpmc.
Bronze: Bay Area Homebirth Collective. Bay Area. bayareahomebirth.org.
Gold: John Muir Health Medical Center. Offers comprehensive, expert care, private rooms for families, low-intervention amenities and extensive breastfeeding support. Walnut Creek. johnmuirhealth.com.
Silver: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Berkeley. sutterhealth.org/absmc.
Bronze: Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley. Pleasanton. stanfordhealthcare.org/tri-valley.