• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Barton’s Family Birthing Center offers beautiful, spacious suites for expecting moms and their babies. Expecting moms will labor, deliver and recover in their own private birthing suite decorated with rocking chairs, flat screen televisions, refrigerators, and feature wireless internet access and private showers. Each room has a fold-out bed so family members can comfortably spend the night. 

The atmosphere at The Birth Center is matched only by the expert level of care you receive. The Family Birthing Center maintains a care team consisting of board-certified obstetricians, pediatric hospitalists, pediatricians and nursing staff that are committed to supporting and empowering expecting moms and their families.

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Child Birth Classes 
Expectant parents are encouraged to attend childbirth classes at approximately 28-30 weeks. In the Childbirth and Beyond: Preparing for the Journey course series students learn about preparing for the hospital, when to be checked for possible admission, pre-term indicators, relaxation/breathing techniques, the birthing process, labor positions, and pain management options.

Course Options: Two course options are offered throughout the year. 
    - Tuesday Evenings: (6 weeks) 6:00pm-8:00pm
    - Saturday One-Day Intensive: 9:00am-4:30pm

The 6-week course includes additional information on newborn and postpartum care, and the first 6-weeks at home as well as special presentations on breastfeeding, free Lactation Consultant services, infant care seat safety, baby and mother nutrition, child CPR and first aid. Saturday students are invited to hear the speakers on Tuesday nights with prior arrangement.

For more information, call Krista Carson at 530.600.1958 or visit http://education.bartonhealth.org. 

Birthing Center Tours 

A tour of the Family Birthing Center is included in Barton’s Childbirth Class series. Private tours are offered outside of course on a per-request-basis by calling the Family Birthing Center at 530.543.5547. 

Lactation Consultations

Barton Memorial Hospital Family Birthing Center offers specially trained registered nurses to help you with your lactation needs. Certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, our consultants will help answer your lactation questions and address your concerns. After being discharged, these lactation services are available by making an appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Click here for more information.

Best Beginnings 

Through the Best Beginnings program, a registered nurse from the Birthing Center will visit you at home within the first two weeks after the baby's birth to see how you and your baby are doing. The program is completely optional and free, thanks to a grant from First Five of El Dorado County. First Five is a program promoting the health and development of children 0 to 5. Ask our Family Birthing Center staff about the Best Beginnings program.

Footprints to the Future

Have your newborn's footprints engraved and displayed at Barton Memorial Hospital for a minimal donation. Through the Barton Foundation, you can have your little one's footprints remembered forever! Call 530.543.5614 for more information. Click here to view brochure.

Contact Information

  • Family Birthing Center, 2170 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
  • 530.543.5547