Nearly 5,000 babies a year get off to a strong start at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. We’re passionate about making every birth an ideal experience for mom and baby, tailored to your personal preferences and exceeding your expectations. With the lowest C-section rates of any hospital on the San Francisco peninsula, Packard Children’s supports each delivery with nurturing care and outstanding comfort.
At Your Fingertip.
All the tips and tools you’ll need to guide you through your pregnancy, week by week. From a kick counter to a contraction timer, nutrition tips, how much to rest, and parking directions for the big day – our app has everything you need to start your pregnancy strong.
Apple iPhone users can download the free Ready4Baby application at the iTunes App Store.
Android smartphone users can get the free Ready4Baby application at the Android Market.
Our Start Strong series focuses on pregnancy, childbirth and newborn and maternal care while Your Child’s Health University offers classes designed for parents and their children through adolescence. Get insights from our clinical experts and participate in community health events to learn how to keep your children safe and healthy.
Preparing for Baby's Arrival
- Birth Center Orientations
- Childbirth Prep
- Comfort Techniques for Labor
- Cesarean Birth Class
- Breastfeeding Seminar
- Newborn Care 101
- Preparing for Multiples
- Bringing Baby Home
- Car Seat Fitting
Safety and Comfort
Our Doctors Rock.
They really do. So when you choose a Packard Children’s doctor to be at your side during one of the most wonderful moments of your life, you can rest assured that you’ve chosen the very best. Our doctors partner with you to support your birth plan and will go above and beyond to help you and your baby start strong.
Deciding where to deliver your baby isn’t just about selecting the strongest, safest start for your life with your child. It’s also about your comfort, experience and memories that will last a lifetime. We want to get to know you and what’s important for your birth experience. And we invite you to get to know us. Tour the hospital, meet our friendly, world-class staff, and check out our private rooms. We know there’s no better place to deliver your baby–and trust that you’ll feel the same way.