Life’s First Hellos Start Here
Welcome your baby to the family with support from ours.
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.
Birthing Center Virtual Tour
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
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.
Caring For You, Caring For Your Baby
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.
The New Family Birthing Center
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.
We just love babies. Maybe that’s why French Hospital Medical Center has been designated as a Baby-Friendly hospital.
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.
San Luis Obispo Perinatal Center
When you need help before your baby is born, the experts at French Hospital can help, with comprehensive care.