Ready to be a confident parent? All you need is a little extra guidance from experienced professionals. Ready to feel empowered? You got this! Our Village will be standing next to you cheering for you all the way!

Making your journey into parenthood a positive postpartum experience.

A lot can happen between giving birth and your first OB appointment. Our full service retreat center will be a comfortable, relaxing place where you, your partner and baby can come and get the support you need to get off to a healthy start. You won't have to worry about preparing meals, doing dishes, making your bed, or washing bottles and pumping parts!  Our Studio and 1 Bedroom Suites come equipped with heated bidet toilets, rainfall shower heads, and comfortable King Size beds. 

Bringing home a new baby can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! 

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24/7 Postnatal Care Specialist/Doula Support

Around the clock Lactation Support 

Wellness checks with trained staff to make sure your recovery is on track

Stay at a Custom Boutique Style Hotel with Studio and 1 Bedroom Suites       

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24 hour Baby Lounge so you can rest and recover

New Parent Lounge to meet other new parents and get hands on education

On-site Massages, Foot Baths, and Facials

Healthy Postpartum Meals and snacks delivered to right to your room

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On-Site New Parents Groups

Newborn Care Education and Infant CPR/Safety Class

Village To-Go packages for in home and virtual support after check out

Free Wi-Fi and an On-Site Business Center

Your stay will include...

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“A luxurious postpartum retreat center, the first of its kind on the West Coast. A place where mothers can take a few days after birth to unwind from the experience, get pampered, receive support from lactation experts, take newborn care classes and more.”

“It’s such a big thing to know you’re not alone and to have that support,” [a Village client] says. “For me, that was priceless.”

"Unveiled in July 2023, this San Francisco haven for new parents was founded by Jennifer Darwin, a former labor and delivery nurse turned doula."

I'm Jennifer Darwin and I have been working with babies and new parents for over 20 years. I started out working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and would see new parents struggling to confidently take care of their new baby. The terrified look on those parent’s faces when we would discharge them to go home would break my heart. A lot can happen between leaving the hospital and when they would see their providers and pediatricians, I knew we had to do better.  

That experience led me to becoming a Doula. As a Doula I am able to offer new parents resources and guidance to support them emotionally from pregnancy into parenthood. I hear people tell stories about how difficult it was for them in postpartum and that it wasn’t at all what they expected. My goal is to help make that special time in your life a more positive one. I created this Postnatal Retreat Center as a space to empower new parents and give them the skills to care for their new baby and have confidence in themselves. 

Let us pamper you and help guide you through this important time in your life!

All you have to do is check in and we will take care of the rest!

- Miriam and Nick
First Time Parents

"This retreat was awesome! It was so helpful to have some extra sleep and know my baby was well taken care of. Everyone was so warm and helpful to us when my husband and I were basically zombies, learning to be new parents. I highly recommend this service to any and all who are able to use it." 

- Anne and Jacob
First Time Parents

Our stay here was amazing! We came with our five week old daughter. Our room had an amazing view of the city & all the luxury you'd expect from the Fairmont. The staff were incredible and so knowledgeable. 5 weeks out was the perfect time for a visit in my opinion. We had experienced enough of parenthood to know what we didn't know, so could ask all of our follow up questions. And after five weeks of caring for a newborn, it was amazing to have rest & rejuvenation. My husband and I had our little girl stay with the kind doulas in the nursery several times during our stay so we could grab a drink together at the Fairmont bar, have some down time, or just enjoy having someone else change diapers :) We even met some other families and got to bond over the experience.
Definitely recommending this to all my pregnant friends!

- Sara S.

"Every interaction, Jen was calm, nonjudgmental, empathetic, caring, and incredibly generous and honest in sharing her knowledge, and educating me on what to expect and potential risks. I always had a thousand questions for her, and she answered them patiently and thoroughly. I trusted her fully, which is saying a lot for me! With her in my corner, I felt a sense of strength, reassurance, flexibility, and preparation."

- Kate and Parker
Second Time Parents 

"I stayed at the Village Postnatal Retreat Center after I had my second baby. It was nice to be able to relax and bond with my new baby without all the distractions of being at home. The staff took such good care of us while I recovered and got some much needed rest. They even washed and sanitized all my bottles and pump equipment for me. I didn't have to lift a finger and could just focus on bonding with the baby. I am definitely coming back when I have baby #3!!"

- Alice and Matt
First Time Parents

"Such an amazing stay after a difficult birth and challenging first couple of weeks! It was great to just relax and enjoy the amenities at the Fairmont while knowing my baby was well taken care of."

- Pam and Ryan
First Time Parents

“My husband and I are so grateful that the universe led us to work with Jen. From the very beginning to the absolute end, she was 100% responsive, involved, and supportive. She exudes a warmth, humbleness, and professionalism”

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