Pregnancy & Childbirth

The Adventist Health St. Helena team is here to help you welcome your child into the world

Adventist Health St. Helena’s birthing facilities in St. Helena offer welcoming and comfortable environments in which to have your baby. With hundreds of births a year, our hospital provides a safe and joyous beginning for many families every year.

We offer all of the services you need in one place. Our specially trained nursing staff work with your physician to provide you and your baby with the quality care you deserve. If you have a specific birth plan that reflects your individual needs and personal or cultural preferences, our nurses will work with you to support your plan.

Our facilities offer:

  • Anesthesiologists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Breastfeeding education and support from lactation consultants certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • A family birthing unit equipped with private birthing suites and foldout beds for birth partners, natural light, and a nursery to allow you time to rest and recover upon your request
  • Safety and security for you and your newborn, including doors that are locked and alarmed, security cameras that monitor public areas, and ID bands for mom and baby, as well as a third person
  • Maternal child education, which provide birth preparation and parenting classes for expecting parents

Labor and delivery

Our birthing suites offer you and your family many comforts. Each suite has a sleep chair, full showers and a picture window for a comfortable setting filled with natural light. An anesthesiologist is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to meet your needs while in one of the labor and delivery units. We also have Cesarean suites should the need arise.

High-risk pregnancies

For most women, pregnancy follows a routine course. Some women, however, have medical difficulties related to their health or the health of their baby. These women experience what is called a high-risk pregnancy.

While some problems are unavoidable, our skilled physicians and staff are specially trained in high-risk pregnancy care. They strive to minimize complications and help you achieve the healthiest pregnancy possible. Our team coordinates all aspects of pregnancy care, from consultation, diagnosis and delivery to long-term follow-up care for mothers and their babies.