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Having a baby is an incredible experience. At French Hospital Medical Center, our Family Birthing Center focuses on family-centered care, with your baby born in a private room and cared for at your bedside.

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French Hospital Medical Center is nationally recognized for quality and safety, located along the Central Coast in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. We take pride in serving our community, in particular, the care and service we provide to both expectant mothers and babies at our Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center.

Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek

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Newsweek announced French Hospital Medical Center was among the 233 hospitals nationwide that received the prestigious Best Maternity Hospitals 2020. The hospital is among only 46 in California to be recognized. The distinction identifies facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. 

Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s standards for maternity care on evidence-based, nationally standardized metrics. The tough standards have been established by Leapfrog’s national expert panel. This includes lower rates of early elective delivery, NTSV C-section, and episiotomy, as well as compliance with process measures including newborn bilirubin screening prior to discharge and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section. 

Expectant moms can feel confident their care will be excellent when delivering at our birthing center.

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Caring For You, Caring For Your Baby

At French Hospital Medical Center, we’re all about babies. We love them! And we work to make your experience as comfortable as possible because you love them, too. Our Family Birthing Center promises labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum all in one room, making it much easier on new moms. 

And our nurses are specially trained to take care of anything you need. In fact, the same nurse who provides your care will also help care for your baby.
From the comfort of your own home, you may wish to pre-register online.


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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The New Family Birthing Center

We’re expanding our Center to include additional private birthing rooms, a new family waiting area, an upgraded nursing station and a new C-section suite. 
We also offer childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting classes through our Maternity Classes and Events to help guide you through all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, infant care and safety.

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.

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Baby-Friendly Hospital

We just love babies. Maybe that’s why French Hospital Medical Center has been designated as a Baby-Friendly hospital.

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Breastfeeding Support

We emphasize breastfeeding at French Family Birthing Center, and to help, we offer mothers and families extensive information while also helping moms achieve the confidence and the skills necessary to successfully breastfeed their babies.

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San Luis Obispo Perinatal Center

When you need help before your baby is born, the experts at French Hospital can help, with comprehensive care.

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Learn More About Our Maternity Services

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at (805) 542-6686 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.