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