Prenatal Care

Comprehensive prenatal care is delivered by Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). Our prenatal care model begins with three private sessions focused on in-depth discussions of early pregnancy milestones, which are tailored to the individual needs of each family. These sessions are followed by eight group prenatal care visits. Private visits resume at 36 weeks and continue weekly until the birth of your baby.

Group Prenatal Care

Group prenatal care is at the core of San Francisco Birth Center’s program. Prenatal groups offer a rich opportunity to share experiences and resources, to learn from one another, and to create a long-lasting community of support. Prenatal groups meet monthly in the second trimester and bimonthly in the third trimester. During a group session, each client meets privately with the midwife, followed by an hour and a half facilitated discussion on a variety of topics relevant to the stage of pregnancy. Often, guest speakers will be included to contribute expertise from the community.