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  • 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Family Birthing Center

Barton’s Family Birthing Center offers beautiful, spacious suites for expecting families and their babies. Expecting parents will labor, deliver and recover in their own private birthing suite that include amenities such as rocking chairs, flat screen televisions, refrigerators, wireless internet access and private showers. Each room has a fold-out bed so family members can comfortably spend the night.

The atmosphere at The Family Birthing Center is matched only by the expert level of care you receive. The Family Birthing Center maintains a care team consisting of board-certified obstetricians, pediatric hospitalists, pediatricians, and nursing staff that are committed to supporting and empowering expecting parents and their families.

Barton's board-certified OB/GYN physicians are trained in vaginal birth after a cesarean, or VBAC, and the Barton Family Birthing Center offers this option in a medical environment for mothers who have previously had a baby via a C-section delivery.

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Our Specialty Services

Child Birth and Lactation Education Classes 

When you are expecting, you can expect the best at Barton Health. We offer prenatal education classes, including a comprehensive third trimester childbirth education program and lactation education. Learn more.

Birthing Center Tours 

A tour of the Family Birthing Center is included in Barton’s Childbirth Class series; private tours are offered outside of course on a per-request-basis.

Lactation Consultations

Certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, our consultants will help answer your lactation questions and address your breastfeeding concerns. After being discharged, these lactation services are available by making an appointment with a Lactation Consultant.

Best Beginnings 

Through the Best Beginnings program, a registered nurse from the Birthing Center will visit you at home within the first two weeks after the baby's birth to see how you and your baby are doing. The program is completely optional and free.

Newborn Channel

The Newborn Channel is available in your Family Birthing Center suite and streams informational videos about postpartum care for you and your baby. Viewing guides are available with scheduled programming. Available information includes:

  • Preparing for Baby
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Postpartum Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Care: Sleeping, Bathing, Hearing, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS
  • Child Safety/ Car Seat Safety
  • Infant Development
  • Family
  • Healthy Baby/ Immunizations
  • Healthy Moms

Newborn Channel Now - Access the Newborn Channel online now; visit and use password: 00491.

Footprints to the Future

Through the Barton Auxiliary, you can have your little one's footprints remembered forever! Have your newborn's footprints engraved as a keepsake or for display on the recognition wall at Barton Memorial Hospital. Call the Barton Auxiliary at 530.543.5728 for more information.


Contact Information

  • Family Birthing Center, 2170 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
  • 530.543.5547

Blue Distinction Center - Maternity LogoBarton Memorial Hospital's Family Birthing Center is a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

Cal Hospital CompareCal Hospital Compare (CHC) recognized Barton Memorial Hospital on their 2021 Maternity Honor Roll, based on hospitals hitting a national target of low-risk c-sections.

California Maternal Quality Care CollaborativeCMQCC's Quality & Sustainability Award: Cesarean Delivery Rate is awarded to hospitals that achieved a target Cesarean Birth rate for three years in a row. 

UC Davis Health Children's HospitalBarton Health has partnered with UC Davis Children’s Hospital to increase Barton’s ability to care for at-risk newborns by providing access to UC Davis specialists and experts including a neonatologist, and neonatal specialists within the pharmacy, respiratory therapy and nutrition departments.