About the Marin Family Birth Center

The Marin Family Birth Center is a branch of the Marin City Health and Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). One of few Birth Center/FQHC models in the country, we offer a holistic, integrated approach with practitioners and partner clinics in Marin and San Francisco to improve maternal and pediatric health through wraparound perinatal services, including nutritional education, classes and groups, access to social services, and medical and dental care. We work with families to lay a foundation for a lifetime of optimal health for mother and child.

Meet the Care Team

Colin Spake,
Family Nurse Practitioner
Sandra Gutierrez, MA
Birth Center Manager & Comprehensive Perinatal Healthcare Worker
Dr. Daniel Smith, 
Doctor of Chiropractic
Xyza Andres, MPH
Health Educator
Our Values

Women are asking for—and deserve—choices in childbirth.

Midwifery is a woman-centered, culturally sensitive model of maternity care.

Midwifery is a low-cost, safe approach to birth that reduces the risk of unnecessary interventions and surgery.

Midwifery improves maternal health by providing comprehensive perinatal care,

Midwifery includes longer pre- and post-natal visits, education and respect for women’s choices in regardless of her ability to pay

We honor our founders, midwives JayVon Muhammad & Kiki Jordan, who helped create the
birth center in 2016

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“Loved my experience here! Definitely recommend everyone to check them out! Inspiring, strong women helped bring my princess into this world! I love seeing these ladies when I come in for my daughters visits! Would definitely have all my babies here if i decide to have more... 

Vanessa V.

“What a wonderful concept and a great organization...You will be a tremendous resource to your community! We (Bili Blanket Baby, LLC) are excited to work with you keeping newborns safe!”

Emma R. 

"We decided that at a birth center we'd have more control over the birth experience than at the hospital...Kiki asked us in our first conversation why we wouldn't want a home birth as she pointed out that a birth-center birth is basically a home birth, just not in your home. Which is exactly what we wanted”

Jakki D. 

To tour of our beautiful birth center at 880 Las Gallinas, San Rafael, please:
email us at info@marinbirth.org, call (415) 339-8813
or let us know your availability here.
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