Birth Center Tours

Birth Center Tours

Having a baby is one of the most exciting and memorable events in your life. It can also be overwhelming, especially if it's your first. If you are pregnant and thinking about having your baby at John Muir Health, we invite you to visit our family birth center.

Taking a tour will give you a chance to meet your healthcare team and help you become more familiar with your surroundings. It's a great way to ask questions, view our private birthing rooms, and see the delivery doctors and nurses in action.

It may also help to make you feel more at home when your delivery day comes. Tours are available twice a month. Register online for one today or call (925) 941-7900.

Family Birth Center FAQs

Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, we want to make your birth experience memorable. When you have your baby at John Muir Health the focus is on you and your needs. We look forward to supporting you through this life-changing experience.

Q. Is there anything I need to do before I arrive at the hospital?

Q. How do I register for my hospital stay?

Q. Why do I need to have a pediatrician selected before I go to the hospital?

Q. What should I bring to the Family Birth Center?

Q. Can we bring a camera and tripod to the birth?

Q. What can I expect when I arrive to deliver?

Q. What if I have specific ideas about what I want during my labor and delivery, like a birth plan?

Q. What if my doctor and I agreed to a scheduled induction or cesarean section? What can I expect?

Q. What do I do when I am in labor?

Q. Where do I go when I’m in labor?

Q. How many support people can I have with me during labor?

Q. What pain management options does the hospital offer for delivery?

Q. Can I bring my other child(ren) to the birth?

Q. Can my family call and receive information about my labor?

Q. What will happen to my baby soon after delivery?

Q. What can I expect in the Mother-Baby unit?

Q. How long will I be in the hospital?

Q. Will I be able to room with my child after I deliver?

Q. Can someone stay every night with me?

Q. What are the visiting hours at the Birth Center?

Q. Can visitors bring flowers and balloons?

Q. What is the phone number for the Family Birth Center?

Q. Are there any security considerations I need to know?

Q. Will I be issued a birth certificate during my stay?

Q. What information will I go home with?

Q. Where can I learn about childbirth education and find support groups once my child is born?

Q. Do you have breastfeeding support services?

We look forward to sharing in your birth experience!

If you have any other questions or need any additional assistance about childbirth, please call (925) 941-7900 or visit John Muir Health’s Women’s Health Center at 1656 N. California Blvd. located in Walnut Creek.