For friends and family

mother, father and two children in back yard

Visitor and guest guidelines

Labor and delivery observation

At this stage, one guest can be with you until you are moved to a labor room or discharged.

Labor and delivery

Two people (age 14 or older) plus your support person and the new baby’s siblings may be with you in your labor and delivery room. (During a C-Section space only allows for one support person to be with you.)

After delivery you move to a maternity room where the number of visitors and visiting hours are not limited. But all must be in good health and, other than siblings, visitors must be at least 14 years old. Your baby will be rooming with you during your stay so consider limiting visitors to allow family bonding time and to assure adequate sleep.


Along with the third-floor waiting area outside Labor and Delivery, there are other useful services for your family and friends available in the rotunda in the first-floor main lobby, including a gift shop, Healthy Living Store, 24-hour pharmacy, and ATM.

Nearby restaurants

Located in the beautiful Piedmont district of Oakland, Ba-Bite is a purveyor of fine Middle Eastern cuisine serving the neighborhood.
3905 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 250-9526

Schoolroom look-alike offers American fare and fancy mac ‘n’ cheese for kids of all ages plus adults-only beer floats.
400 40th St.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 597-0400

CHICA Oakland
CHICA features Mexican flavors paired with Latin American & California flare.
303A Oakland Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 735-9748

Nearby hotels

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 451-4000

Piedmont Place
55 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 658-0550

Courtyard Oakland Emeryville
5555 Shellmound St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 652-8777

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