Women & Children’s Services at Natividad
Welcoming a new member of your family is a one of the most beautiful parts of life. Throughout your pregnancy, on the day your baby is born, and in the months following your baby’s arrival, Natividad is here to support and encourage you.
Natividad is proud to offer expert care with a full range of services to women, babies, and their families. We know each woman’s experience is very unique. We work with each woman and her family to make a plan for her care that meets her needs and choices. We provide education and support resources every step of the way, so women and their families can best make the decisions that are right for them.
About Our Services
Natividad’s Women & Children’s Services include prenatal care, maternity and newborn services and education, labor and delivery, postpartum care, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and pediatrics. We provide high-quality, personalized care to women, their babies, and their families throughout all our services. Fathers and significant others are always included in our family-centered care. We work hard to achieve the best possible outcomes, and to make sure you have a great experience.
We offer beautiful, private labor and delivery and recovery rooms. Each delivery is attended by a doctor, labor nurse, and baby nurse. All infants receive routine blood, bilirubin, hearing and cardiac screenings before being released to go home.
Natividad’s Labor & Delivery Department is the only place in Monterey County to offer the option of a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
Why Choose Natividad?
- Offering 24/7 OB/GYN coverage in-house
- Offering 24/7 in-house anesthesia coverage for epidurals and emergency Cesarean sections
- We are the only facility in Monterey County to offer Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC)
- Our Level III NICU offers peace of mind with neonatal nurse practitioners in-house 24/7
- Designated Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care
- Beautiful private and semi-private postpartum rooms
- Breastfeeding support program offering services seven days a week
- Natividad is a warm and comfortable environment
- Spacious labor & delivery rooms for patients and family members
Natividad Maternity Tours
Expectant parents are invited to join us for a guided tour every Thursday at 5:30 pm. Meet us in the hospital’s main lobby, across from Admitting. During the tour, a representative from Women & Children’s Services will discuss the maternity services offered at Natividad. You will visit our Labor & Delivery Department, Postpartum Unit and Lactation Services. No appointment is needed for tours. For more information, call (831) 755-6226.
To pre-register for your hospital stay, visit Admitting Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Labor & Delivery
We believe in family-centered care, honoring your labor options, and we are proud to be a Designated Blue Distinction Center for Maternity CareLearn More
Our Pediatrics Department is California Children’s Services certified and offers a full range of services for children facing a variety of medical and surgical problems. There are pediatricians in-house 24/7 to care for patients in the ED, Pediatrics and Maternity units. The nurses in the Pediatric unit are specially trained to provide care to the varying pediatric populations we care for.LEARN MORE
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our Level III NICU is California Children’s Services certified and provides expert care to our tiniest patients. The Neonatologists work closely with UCSF to manage the sickest babies safely. Our strong commitment to family, as part of the healing process, keeps parents and their children united throughout the treatment and recovery process.SKILLED CARE
As a Baby-Friendly Hospital, we support breastfeeding and offer the best level of support and care to breastfeeding mothers, whatever your breastfeeding goals may be. Our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants care for inpatients and outpatients seven days a week to ensure those who want to breastfeed will be successful.MAKE AN APPOINTMENT