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Life's First Hellos Start Here

Welcome your baby to the family with support from ours.

Caring for You, Caring for Your Baby

At the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center at French Hospital Medical Center, it’s our goal to provide you with the optimal birth experience. We are here to support you through this exciting time, starting with childbirth classes to help you prepare; through your delivery, honoring your birth plan and pain management choices; and beyond, with breastfeeding assistance and more.

Our well-appointed, private birthing suites house leading-edge technology in a warm, comfortable environment, complete with accommodations for a birthing partner. We offer a number of options for laboring moms, including labor tubs, birthing balls, and others.

French Hospital Medical Center has been named among the nation's top hospitals for maternity care, a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide quality care to new mothers and their babies. Our unit is staffed by an expert team that will be by your side through this special experience.

Learn what to expect on the big day and how to prepare here.


Acute Care Nursery

French Hospital Medical Center offers advanced neonatal care for the tiniest of patients at the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center. The center’s Acute Care Nursery offers bedside neonatal nursing staff, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, and an onsite neonatal resuscitation team to stabilize babies born near term.

Our Approach to Infant Feeding Care

One of the most important choices a new parent makes is how to feed their newborn. At French Hospital Medical Center, our physicians, nurses and breastfeeding support specialists are here to help you make the best choice for you and your family. 


Our approach to infant feeding is guided by compassion, research, real-world experiences and the infant's and family's unique needs. It’s designed to help all families thrive, supporting both breastfeeding families and those who make an informed choice not to breastfeed.


Learn more about breastfeeding support.

Health and Safety at Home

Once you go home, it’s important to know what to watch for that may indicate a problem for yourself or your baby. 


Learn more about health and safety at home.

Safe Sleep

Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) describes the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than 1 year old. These deaths often happen during sleep or in the baby’s sleep area. Though sleep-related deaths are rare, they are the leading cause of death in infants in the first year of life. 


Learn about safe sleep practices.

Maternal Emotional Wellness

Emotional health is as important as physical health, especially for new moms. Your baby needs a healthy mom in order to thrive.


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High Risk Pregnancy

Women with high-risk pregnancies get the specialized care they need before delivery at Dignity Health Perinatal Center – San Luis Obispo.


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Virtual Tour

Get a closer look at the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center at French Hospital Medical Center before the big day.


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Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center at French Hospital Medical Center.

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Online Pre-registration

Get the paperwork done before the big day!

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Connect with a Dignity Health OB/GYN. Let’s deliver humankindness together!

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