The birth of your child is a very special time. At NorthBay Health, we do everything possible to make your experience memorable. More than 1,000 babies are born each year at NorthBay Medical Center — that's more than 60,000 born since 1960 and it means we provide the most skilled and experienced staff in the region.
We're a Baby-Friendly hospital and just in case your new baby needs extra support after birth, our level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed with board-certified neonatologists. At NorthBay, we are dedicated to one purpose: providing the best care for you and your baby, every step of the way.
The comforts of home in state-of-the-art facilities
Providing the best care and comfort for our new moms and their babies is our privilege. When you deliver your baby at NorthBay you will enjoy the comforts of home including spacious, private birthing suites, cozy recliners and private bathrooms — everything you need to make you and your growing family comfortable. Rest assured, we also have advanced equipment and technology close at hand and a level III newborn intensive care unit (NICU) offering the region's highest level of care for critically ill or premature infants. Our in-house OB Anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day, working with your care team to provide pain relief safely through a number of options including nitrous oxide, epidurals for labor and spinal/general anesthesia when C-sections are needed.
We’re Solano’s only designated Baby-Friendly hospital which means your healthy baby stays with you, and to encourage bonding and breastfeeding, newborns enjoy prolonged skin-to-skin contact with their moms just after birth.
Choosing those you want to support you through childbirth is key. At NorthBay you can have up to five people with you during labor. After your baby is born, chose an adult support person to stay the night with you to help care for your new baby, so you can catch up on your sleep. Familiarize yourself with our full visiting policy here.
From prenatal classes to breastfeeding education and support from certified lactation specialists, we’re by your side every step of the way. That's why NorthBay really is a great place to have a baby.
Frequently Asked Questions
A NorthBay Medical Center obstetrician always available at the hospital to deliver babies.
Yes, you can bring a doula to your prenatal appointments and to the hospital when you are in labor.
We have a Midwife/Nurse Practitioner who works in our clinic but she does not do deliveries.
You can choose your pediatrician anytime. Here is a link to information about NorthBay Medical Group pediatricians. The staff at mother/baby will help to schedule your baby's 1st pediatric appointment.
Yes, we do depending on your medical history. Our prenatal providers will help you determine if a VBAC is right for you.
If you and your doctor decide that a C-section is best for you, we will schedule your delivery at 39 weeks gestation.
We are strong advocates of breastfeeding. We will talk with you at every visit (and give you reading material) on the benefits of breastfeeding. We offer classes taught by lactation consultants. You will meet with a lactation consultant during your hospital stay; and if you need additional support once you are home with your baby, those same consultants are available to you.