Maternity Care


Visitation for Maternity Patients

Saint Agnes stands ready to care for you and your loved ones when the time comes with the quality and compassion you deserve. 

For all our soon-to-be mommies, rest assured that ONE support person is permitted to be with you before, during and after labor. Please note, the primary support person you designate to be with you during your entire stay is not allowed to rotate with others. 

Effective immediately, Monday, May 1, general visiting hours have been extended to 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., daily, with the general visitation age dropping to 14 and older.

Specific Maternity Visitation guidelines are below:

  • Siblings of the baby are welcome any time during general visiting hours. 
    To note, siblings must be accompanied by an adult visitor and are not allowed during labor and delivery or stay overnight. 
  • Visitors 14 years and older are welcome.
  • One visitor is allowed during general visiting hours to visit for up to two hours at a time. 
  • No visitors in OBED.

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If you have any questions prior to your baby's arrival, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here for you. To connect with us directly, simply email SaintAgnes@samc.com, or complete our Baby Talk form.

Preparing for Birth

Preparing for Birth

From the colors of the nursery to your labor and delivery experience, you want your baby to have the very best. Our registered nurses want the same for you and your growing family. To help you prepare, we offer online pre-registration, a virtual tour and an online Bundle of Joy maternity class.

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High-Risk & NICU

High-Risk & NICU

Together with Valley Children’s Healthcare – our partner for more than 30 years – we offer the region’s most comprehensive maternity program so you and your baby can expect the highest standard of care before, during and after delivery.

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OB Emergency Department

OB Emergency Department

Saint Agnes is proud to provide the Central Valley area’s only OB Emergency Department (OBED) that is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, with Board Certified OB/GYN hospitalists. If you are greater than 20 weeks and have an urgent or emergent pregnancy-related need, know our OBED is here to serve you.

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After Your Baby's Born

After Your Baby's Born

Now offering beautifully decorated, private labor and delivery recovery suites, rest assured your baby will be delivered into a world that feels a little more like home. From coaching you through labor and delivery, the magic of skin-to-skin, breastfeeding and Quiet Time, our team is here to help you with every precious need.

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Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding support

Saint Agnes is Fresno County's first Baby-Friendly Hospital, and one of only 95 hospitals and birth centers in California to earn this distinction. Being Baby-Friendly means we have board-certified lactation consultants on staff who support all mothers by assuring they have the information needed to make an informed choice about how they feed their baby.

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Ask Our Experts

Ask Our Experts

From ovulation and pregnancy nutrition, to giving birth and at-home care, Saint Agnes' Labor and Delivery Department is here to help you through anything. If you have a question for one of our team experts, they are ready to help. Ask away!

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