Maternity Services


With 2,400 births each year, our expectant moms will find both traditional and alternative approaches to childbirth, and support through every phase of pregnancy, delivery, and early parenthood. Our online resources are always available to help you make better informed healthcare choices.


Cottage offers the full range of maternity services, including prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal services, to ensure that mom and baby get the highest level of care. Before your due date, our maternity tours and classes help you and your family prepare for childbirth and welcoming your new baby. Classes include a comprehensive Childbirth Preparation Series. 


Although most women delivering at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital are low-risk, specialized technical and emergency support is available on-site for any newborn who may require extra care or immediate attention. Our Perinatal Center provides services to high-risk mothers and our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is able to care for babies without needing to transport them to another facility. We offer 24-hour breastfeeding support while in the hospital.