In order for you and your baby to receive the highest level of care, we have forged some essential relationships:
We work with expert local OB/GYNs to ensure all patients have the opportunity to choose the kind of labor and delivery care they want, including vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), physician-assisted birth, and Midwife-assisted birth backed by physician expertise. Midwives are available through the Prima Medical Foundation. Midwife-assisted deliveries at the Family Birth Center are backed by physician expertise when needed. In order to ensure that you have the type of delivery you want, our OB/GYNs and Prima midwives are available 24/7.
High-risk pregnancies are stressful enough without having to leave Marin for treatment. That’s why we have UCSF experts onsite to help bring high-risk pregnancies to term and care for newborns with health issues. In addition, pregnant women with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes can get special advice and supervision from our team at the Braden Diabetes Center.
There’s no telling when labor will begin, so our support services, including anesthesia, pediatrics, specialized nursing care, and advanced perinatology, are available around-the-clock. We always have an OR and surgical team ready for emergency cesareans. Our nursing team is comprised of dedicated obstetric and neonatal nurses, specially trained in support of both natural childbirth and high-risk deliveries. Anesthesiologists and pediatricians are available 24/7.
Our most important concern is the health of the mother and child. Our outcomes are excellent, as evidenced by these important markers:
We are a proud member of the California Maternity Quality Care Collaborative, devoted to eliminating preventable maternal death and injury and promoting equitable maternity care in California, including those who are uninsured or underinsured.
Marin General Hospital is a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Sponsored by the United Nations International Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization, this initiative recognizes hospitals and birth centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding. We are one of only 414 US hospitals and birth centers (out of over 6000) to hold Baby-Friendly status.
The majority of deliveries are routine, but in the event of a complication, we have all the elements in place to provide you and your baby with the necessary medical attention: