Giving birth is one of life's most joyous experiences. At Stanford Health Care ValleyCare, we are proud to provide excellent care to expectant mothers and babies throughout the Tri-Valley. We offer everything you need to welcome your baby into the world and are proud to provide a supportive and caring environment. From pregnancy planning through delivery and recovery, we partner with you to ensure that your newborn get a healthy start.
ValleyCare's philosophy of patient-centered care includes a variety of delivery options that provide for a safe and pleasant birthing experience. Here you will find the latest in patient comfort and technology, along with exceptional medical care and a warm, caring environment that has long been associated with ValleyCare.
Our birthing rooms allow labor, delivery and recovery to take place in one comfortable setting. All of our private birthing suites and postpartum rooms have fresh, new decor and feature wireless service, flat-screen TVs and comfortable sleeping accommodations for partners. These rooms, along with our postpartum rooms and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), are located within the Maternal Child department. This integrated approach allows moms and families to see the same staff during their entire stay.
You are welcome to preview our birth center as well as learn about preadmitting procedures and receive answers to your many questions. This 90-minute tour is offered every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. (holidays excepted). The tour meets in the lobby of ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. Due to the tour length, it is not recommended for small children.
To register for a tour, please visit the maternity classes calendar.
Our collaboration with Stanford Children's Health brings in-patient pediatric hospitalists on-site to ValleyCare in Pleasanton to provide specialized care to newborns and pediatric patients 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Pediatric Hospitalists attend your delivery and care for your baby at the time of birth. Care of your newborn will then be transferred to your private pediatrician. Our specialized team delivers more than 1,200 babies each year. When extra care is needed, we have a 10-bed, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) available under the medical direction of Stanford Children’s Health neonatologists and staffed by specialty-trained NICU nurses.
At ValleyCare, your baby will "room-in" with you to facilitate bonding and effective feeding. This is a healthy choice for families because it lets you care for your new baby and supports your transition to home.
Safety and Security
At ValleyCare the safety and security of you and your baby are our top priorities. Patient safety measures to correctly identify mothers and babies, medications, lab work, infection control measures, medical care and discharge to home are our top focus. We also prioritize our extensive infant security program to ensure that your baby is safe and secure during your hospital stay. Your nurse will review these safety and security measures with you when you are admitted.