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

Barton Health Family Birthing Center in Lake Tahoe, CA

Barton’s Family Birthing Center offers beautiful, spacious suites for expecting families and their babies. Expecting parents will labor, deliver and recover in their own private birthing suite that include amenities such as rocking chairs, flat screen televisions, refrigerators, 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 Family Birthing 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 parents and their families.

Barton's board-certified OB/GYN physicians are trained in vaginal birth after a cesarean, or VBAC, and the Barton Family Birthing Center offers this option in a medical environment for mothers who have previously had a baby via a C-section delivery.

Labor & Delivery During COVID-19

Barton Health continues to provide compassionate care that puts parents and babies first. Our team of labor and delivery experts believe families need to be together, especially in those precious first moments. Barton honors the needs of parent and child while upholding everyone's health and safety.

Support Persons by Your Side

Two designated support persons, age 18 or older, are allowed and must be the same person throughout the entire hospital stay. Doulas are considered part of the healthcare team and are permitted entry to the Family Birthing Center. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test requirements are in effect.

Skin-to-Skin Contact

If the birthing parent is COVID-positive, they are provided with a face mask and their upper body is cleansed with a special soap so the newborn baby can be placed for skin-to-skin contact, bonding, and the first attempt at breastfeeding together.

Keeping Parents and Their Babies Together

Even if the parent is COVID-positive, they are not separated from their baby. Barton invests in training and equipment for newborn care to keep babies close and avoid medical circumstances that would require them being sent to a neonatal intensive care facility.

Breastfeeding Support

Besides enabling skin-to-skin contact, Barton has skilled nursing staff who are certified lactation consultants.

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Our Specialty Services

Child Birth, Parents & Family Classes 

When you are expecting, you can expect the best at Barton Health. We offer prenatal education and fitness classes, a comprehensive third trimester childbirth education program, and classes and support groups for families with newborns to children age three. Learn more.

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. Please call 530.543.5547 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. Ask our Family Birthing Center staff about the Best Beginnings program.

Newborn Channel

The Newborn Channel is available in your Family Birthing Center suite and streams informational videos about postpartum care for you and your baby. Viewing guides are available with scheduled programming. Available information includes:

  • Preparing for Baby
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Postpartum Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Care: Sleeping, Bathing, Hearing, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS
  • Child Safety/ Car Seat Safety
  • Infant Development
  • Family
  • Healthy Baby/ Immunizations
  • Healthy Moms

Newborn Channel Now - Access the Newborn Channel online now; visit thenewbornchannelnow.com and use password: 00491.

Mommy and Me Support Group 

With Barton Health's ongoing support class, Mommy & 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. Mommy & Me Support Group Details

Footprints to the Future

Through the Barton Foundation, you can have your little one's footprints remembered forever! Have your newborn's footprints engraved as a keepsake or for display on the recognition wall at Barton Memorial Hospital. Call the Barton Foundation at 530.543.5909 for more information.


Contact Information

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

Blue Distinction Center - Maternity LogoBarton Memorial Hospital's Family Birthing Center is a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

Cal Hospital CompareCal Hospital Compare (CHC) recognized Barton Memorial Hospital on their 2021 Maternity Honor Roll, based on hospitals hitting a national target of low-risk c-sections.

California Maternal Quality Care CollaborativeCMQCC's Quality & Sustainability Award: Cesarean Delivery Rate is awarded to hospitals that achieved a target Cesarean Birth rate for three years in a row. 

UC Davis Health Children's HospitalBarton Health has partnered with UC Davis Children’s Hospital to increase Barton’s ability to care for at-risk newborns by providing access to UC Davis specialists and experts including a neonatologist, and neonatal specialists within the pharmacy, respiratory therapy and nutrition departments.