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Life's First Hellos

Say your first hello to your new addition
at Marian Regional Medical Center.

Caring for You, Caring for Your Baby

At the Family Birth Center at Marian Regional 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.

Marian Regional 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


Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU)

Marian’s board-certified neonatologists and staff are highly-trained to care for critically-ill or premature babies. The dedicated staff of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, will always keep you informed as to what’s happening with your baby.

Our Approach to Infant Feeding Care

One of the most important choices a new parent makes is how to feed their newborn. At Marian Regional 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.

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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. 


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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 – Santa Maria. 


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Car Seat

Your baby must go home in a properly installed car seat. As many as 73% of car seats are not installed properly. To insure your car seat is installed correctly, please take advantage of a free car seat inspection. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together the answers to many of the questions that come along with preparing for a new baby. 


Frequently Asked Questions 


Eat, Sleep, Console Program

If your baby was exposed to drugs like opiates while you were pregnant, he or she may start to experience symptoms as soon as 24 to 48 hours after birth. We now have a new and different approach called Eat, Sleep, Console.


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Virtual Tour

Get a closer look at the Family Birth Center at Marian Regional Medical Center.


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Maternity Classes

We offer a number of Childbirth and Parenting Classes to help women and their partners to know what to expect at delivery and to prepare to care for their newborn child. 

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Online Pre-registration

Get the paperwork done before the big day!

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Find a doctor

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

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