Maternity Care

Maternity Care in Bakersfield

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Treating your baby with love and care

The love for a baby is so special. At Adventist Health Bakersfield's Maternity Care Center, every birth is special, too. Our caring and dedicated staff recognizes each family that steps into our hospital has different needs and desires for the big day. This is why we work closely with your family physician, obstetrician, pediatrician and you, so the birth of your child becomes that first moment in a lifetime of "baby love."

Our Maternity Care Center features:

  • Nine labor and delivery rooms complete with a couch for the partner
  • 14 recovery rooms, including a crib for the newborn baby
  • Two surgical suites on the unit
  • An infant security system to keep your baby secure
  • Specially trained lactation RNs who visit every patient
  • A nine-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Maternity Unit Tours

Maternity Care Center Tours are available every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Space is limited to 5 expectant mothers and their chosen support person.

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Childbirth Classes

We're here to help you get prepared for delivery. We have partnered with Injoy Health Education to provide you with an engaging online childbirth education program. Our "Understanding Birth eClass" will equip you with birthing techniques so you'll be ready when the big day comes. Our class includes engaging videos, animation, quizzes and follow-along exercises and games. It is available 24 hours a day on any device with an internet connection, and you'll have access to our online material for eight weeks after registration.

For more information or to sign up for the class, call (661) 863-3437 Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or email our Program Manager and Educator, Laura Branford, at

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Additional Resources

For additional tips on birthing options, visit California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative to learn more.

Expecting a baby? Contact our Maternity Care Center at (661) 863-3430 for more information on Adventist Health Bakersfield's state-of-the-art facilities and child-birth services.