Part 2: Women & Children's Tour - Labor & Delivery
OB Reception — located on the lobby level of 3700 California — is the first stop when you arrive at the hospital. Here, a nurse will examine you, take your vital signs and a blood or urine sample, and determine if you are in active labor and should be admitted. If you are not in active labor, you may be sent home. Please follow your doctor’s instructions regarding how to contact them when you go into labor.
Labor Delivery Recovery Room
California Pacific has 18 Labor and Delivery Rooms and 6 with a Jacuzzi bathtub. You can have visitors 24 hours a day during your hospital stay. Each room has either a chair that folds into a bed or a cot for your partner. Following delivery, you will recover in this room before going to the Postpartum Unit. You may want to see our list of suggested items to bring to the hospital for labor and delivery.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
California Pacific has a Regional Level III Newborn Intensive Care Nursery, meaning that we are able to provide babies with the highest possible level of care. Babies from all over Northern California come to our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) because of our staff’s expertise. If your baby needs to spend time in the NICU, you can rest assured that he or she will be in very good hands!
If you have a cesarean birth, it will take place in one of our surgery suites. During the operation, your partner can stay with you.
Family Waiting Room
We have family waiting rooms located throughout the Women & Children’s Center, available for your family and friends 24 hours a day. Here, they can relax, eat and visit while waiting to see you.