Birth Center Tour

Birth Center Tour

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Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the UCSF Birth Center tour! This video and FAQ will guide you through what to expect before and after you arrive at the hospital. You may also attend an on-site tour if you wish. On-site tours take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and take about one hour. We strongly recommend signing up well in advance, as they fill up quickly. To sign up, please call (415) 353-2667 or visit No drop-ins, please.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I have to share the room?
A: No. All rooms in the Birth Center are private and have their own restroom.

Q: What happens if all the labor rooms are in use?
A: If all nine labor rooms are in active use, additional patients will be taken to our antepartum unit, which has 12 rooms. All rooms can be arranged to have everything needed for a safe delivery. Please note, however, that only the labor rooms have the Jacuzzi bathtub.

Remember to call us at (415) 353-1787 when you think you are in labor so we can prepare for your arrival.

Q: What amenities do the rooms have?
A: Each room comes with a flat screen television that is controlled by a tablet, with access to Wi-Fi, educational materials and a variety of movies. There is a safe with a combination lock where you can store valuables. Each room has a sofa bed for your support person; we will provide all linens and pillows for overnight use. All rooms have natural light. You will be able to control the lighting and temperature in your room. View a slideshow tour of one of our labor and delivery rooms here.

Q: What is the visitation policy?
A: All visitors must get a visitor's badge from the security desk in the main lobby on the first floor of the Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital. They must have the badge to be allowed access into the Birth Center. You may have visitors at any time — 24 hours a day — while you are in active labor. After delivery, visitor hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Throughout your hospital stay, you may have one support person who stays with you overnight.

Q: Is outside food allowed?
A: Yes. Please note that if you have food delivered from a restaurant, you must send someone down to the main lobby to pick it up, as the delivery person cannot go to the third floor.

You will also have access to a pantry stocked with basic snacks and drinks, as well as a refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Each unit in the birth center has a pantry.

Q: Where do we park?
A: Long-term parking is located in front of the hospital. There is a surface lot as well as a large parking structure. Parking is $30 per day. Unfortunately, UCSF does not validate parking. Limited street parking is available with some restrictions.

Q: Do I need to register before delivery?
A: If you are a prenatal patient of UCSF, One Medical Group or Golden Gate OB, there is no pre-registration to complete.

For more information, please see our Birth Center tour packet or call (415) 514-2670. If you have specific questions about your own care, please ask your prenatal care provider.

Our Location

Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
1855 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158