Preparing for the birth of your child is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. With more than 20 obstetricians and nurse midwives, the experts at Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz provide compassionate, family-centered support during every stage of your pregnancy, from labor and delivery to postpartum services.
Labor and Delivery
Our family-centered birth center combines a serene, private atmosphere with many amenities, including in-room whirlpool baths and space for your partner to spend the night. We are proud to be a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital, following the global program outlined by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to give you and your baby the healthiest start possible.
Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
We prepare expectant parents with pregnancy and childbirth education classes that provide important information, hands-on skills and strategies for birth and beyond. Our lactation center facilitates care by our certified lactation specialists, who have helped our hospital achieve some of the highest breastfeeding rates in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health. We offer ongoing maternal support groups make sure you and your baby have all the tools you need.