updated 1/18/2023

San Francisco Birth Center Families,

We hope you are finding peace and connection. As always, we are honored to be caring for you during this precious time in your lives and are balancing our feelings of concern about your health with the joy we feel to welcome new life into this world.

We are continually updating our practices to help keep you safe.

For clinic visits:
  • Masks are still required in healthcare settings, including at SF Birth Center. Wear a surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF94. If you don’t have one, we will give you one when you arrive. No cloth masks permitted.
  • You may hear from us about changing your appointment to a virtual visit. If you feel it is important to be seen in person, please let us know.
  • If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to anyone with Covid, do not come to the birth center. We are happy to make your visit virtual or reschedule it. In these cases, please contact the on-call midwife via phone or text.
  • Your masked partner may join you if they are asymptomatic and have not been exposed to anyone with Covid. At this time, we are not able to have any children (other than the newborns) at the birth center.
For your birth:
  • We will do a rapid test when you arrive in labor. You must test negative in order to remain at the birth center.
  • We require rapid tests for your birth team as well. We will do these at the birth center when they arrive.
  • Your support team must test negative in order to remain at the birth center and must wear a mask (surgical, N95, KN95, or KF94) the entire time they are at the birth center.
  • We are presently limiting the number of support people during labor to three: a partner (or other family member) and two additional support people, for example a doula if you have one. We ask that any other family members or support people stay home. The waiting areas are closed to visitors, and all your support people will be expected to be in the room with you at all times.

For our postpartum home visits, we ask that anyone in the home (other than the newborn) wear a mask for the entire visit.

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Proud Member of AABC

2300 Sutter St. Suite 301

San Francisco, CA 94115


415-780-0848 phone

415-952-9461 fax