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.
Our Specialty Services
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: Three types of courses are offered throughout the year.
- Tuesday Evenings: (6 weeks) 6:00-8:00pm
- Saturday One-Day Intensive: 9:00am-4:30pm
- Refresher: (2 weeks) 6:30-8:30pm
The Tuesday evenings 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 one-day intensive students are invited to hear the speakers on Tuesday nights with prior arrangement.
Learn more or register under the 'Family Series' tab, call 530.543.5549 or email.
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.
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. Learn more.
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.
Mommy and Me Support Group
With Barton Health's ongoing support class, Mommy and Me, new mothers and their babies are invited to attend weekly to share experiences and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. Get support from other mothers as well as professional support from a childbirth instructor and guest speakers. Speakers and topics will vary week to week.
- Infant (up to 12 months) - Tuesdays 10am-12pm & Thursday 2-4pm
- Toddlers (12-36 months) - Thursdays 10am-12pm
Learn more or register under the 'Family Classes' tab, call 530.543.5549 or email.
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. Footprints to the Future Brochure