I felt very fortunate to have a labor coach. She stayed with me through my labor period comforting and coaching me. Without her, I would not have been able to communicate with the doctor. If and when I have a second child, I will surely ask for a labor coach to assist me.

- An AHS patient


AHS' Perinatal Program provides comprehensive and culturally competent prenatal and postpartum services. Our Board Certified Family Practice physicians and program staff strive to provide the best prenatal care, empowering patients to have a positive prenatal experience and healthy birth outcome.
Program components include social and peer support and educational workshops, as well as coordination of care and specialty referrals. Learn more by downloading the Perinatal Program Flyer

Services include:

  • Comprehensive Prenatal Health Workers who conduct individual counseling and provide emotional support as well as health and nutrition education
  • Coordination of Care and Specialty Services
  • Deliveries at Alameda County Medical Center or Alta Bates Hospital
  • Educational workshops that cover a variety of topics including: labor and delivery, breastfeeding, family planning, baby care, car seat safety, parenting tips, postpartum care
  • Family violence screening and support
  • Labor Coach Program
  • Prenatal care through individual visits with a medical provider
  • Prenatal care and education through Group Medical Visits called 'Mommies to Be' Series
  • Post partum depression screening and support
  • Referrals
  • Alta Bates Summit Perinatal Center
  • East Bay Perinatal Medical Associates
  • Specialty Services
  • OB / Gyn