Santa Rosa Women's Health and Birth Center was one of the first birth centers opened in California, and continues to be Nurse-Midwife owned and operated since 1993. We are located in the heart of Sonoma County, in Santa Rosa, California, and serve women from Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Windsor, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, Marin County, Napa County, Lake County, Mendocino County, and the surrounding areas.
At Santa Rosa Women’s Health and Birth Center, we strive to provide individualized, compassionate care to women throughout their lives from the onset of menstruation through menopause. We believe that healthy individuals create healthy families. Therefore, our focus is health promotion, disease prevention, and health education. We want to be your partner in providing this care through informed choice and shared decision-making. We view menstruation, pregnancy, birth, and menopause as normal life events; and in the absence of complications, we support care that does not interfere with or try to artificially change these processes. We emphasize evidence-based care and collaboration with other health providers. We also believe in the therapeutic value of human presence and strive to care for you always with an attitude of trust, respect, and support.
Prenatal care at Santa Rosa Birth Center follows the standards for safe and thorough care set by the American College of Nurse Midwives and American College of OB/Gyn’s. At SRBC, your visits are unhurried, leaving more time for questions, teaching and simply getting to know the midwives. The focus of each visit is assessing the health and well-being of both the mom and growing baby, with special attention to normal growth & change. The Nurse-midwives at the Birth Center can order all the typical labs, ultrasounds, testing and have a formal collaborative relationship with nearby obstetricians if the situation warrants.
Our clients at SRBC have the ability to choose between birth center and hospital birth. The birth center offers a more home-like environment for birth. Many women who desire an un-medicated birth prefer this option. At any time during her pregnancy, or even during her labor, a woman can change her mind about where she wants to birth. Whether at the birth center or at the hospital, our midwives provide one on one care, supporting each family on their unique journey to parenthood.