Classes & Resources

In addition to the links below, we highly recommend reading The Joy of Pregnancy by Tori Kropp, R.N., a perinatal nurse who has delivered thousands of babies at California Pacific Medical Center and our perinatal educator.

Pregnancy & Parenting Classes

As an added convenience for our patients, we now provide pregnancy and childbirth classes in our own state-of-the-art facility. Each program is designed with substantial input from Golden Gate OB/GYN physicians and reflects the standards and philosophy of our medical practice.

  • Baby Care Basics $110: Learn about normal newborn activities and how to feed, bathe, change and protect your baby.
  • Breastfeeding 101 $110: Learn the facts about breastfeeding, as well as how to position your infant, feeding routines and how to resolve common breastfeeding issues.
  • Childbirth Preparation $225: Learn how to prepare for labor and birth by understanding the stages of labor, relaxation techniques, pain medication options and guidance for partner support. **** This is a one-day class held on Saturday, or a one-evening class held on week night. Week night classes limit the number of couples enrolled for a more personalized experience.****
Register for Pregnancy & Parenting Classes

Private Hospital Tours at California Pacific Medical Center

Exclusively for Golden Gate patients, we have partnered with Dr. Oded Herbsman to provide private hospital tours to our expectant parents planning to deliver at CPMC. Dr. Herbsman is the Vice Chair for the Department of Pediatrics and the Head of Pediatric Quality Assurance at California Pacific Medical Center.  This service is free to Golden Gate patients and is limited to 10 couples.

Register for a Private Hospital Tour


Birth Defects

March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605-5201
(914) 997-4488
Provides materials, in English and Spanish, about genetic conditions, birth defects, recommended newborn screening tests, and bereavement related to pregnancy loss.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-86
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 232-4636
Provides information about birth defects, developmental disabilities and hereditary blood disorders.

Cord Blood Donation

National Marrow Donor Program
3001 Broadway Street NE, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753
(800) 627-7692
Provides information about storing and donating cord blood.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
(800) 799-7233 (voice) or (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
Offers materials about abuse and domestic violence, and referrals to shelters and other community resources.


RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-7172
Provides information about fertility treatments and resources for infertile couples.

Pacific Fertility Center
55 Francisco Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 834-3000

UCSF Medical Center for Reproductive Health
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 353-7475