We encourage you to pre-register before the seventh month of pregnancy. Pre-registration can be completed in person or online.
To register in person, please visit our Hello Desk in the main lobby at Marian Regional Medical Center, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM. Your identification and insurance cards will be required. No appointment is necessary.
Select a pediatrician
Select and make contact with a pediatrician for your new baby. The pediatrician will see your baby before you leave the hospital.
Pack for the hospital
Before the big day, pack a bag with everything you think you'll need at the hospital so that you're ready to go as soon as your baby is ready to arrive.
Here’s a list of suggested items to include:
For birth partner
Here are some important things to know for your delivery day:
Patient/visitor parking is located in front of the hospital.
Please use the main hospital entrance. After hours or if the main lobby is closed, please use the Emergency Department entrance.
Check-in at our Hello Desk in the main lobby or in the Emergency Department after hours.
Here are some important points to remember during your hospital stay:
We want you to be comfortable during your stay:
Your nurse will go over meal selections. Choose the daily meal or order personal choices. Ask for extra vegetables, fruit, or food selections. Food times may vary. Ask your nurse if you need a snack in between meals.
You may bring your own food and store it in our Family Pantry as long as it is sealed by the manufacturer. Please label your food with your name, your date of birth, your room number, and the date the item was placed in the Family Pantry. Once an item has been opened, it must be consumed or stored elsewhere. It cannot be returned to the Family Pantry for storage.
Newborn screenings and care
Your nurse will talk with you about the newborn screenings and care that will be performed before your baby goes home. Please discuss any questions or concerns about these screenings with your pediatrician.
Newborn screenings and care include:
On the day of discharge, your provider will come into your room and confirm your discharge order. The nurse will check your vital signs two hours before you are discharged and will review the educational materials with you to ensure you understand warning signs to watch for and know when to call your provider.
Your provider will confirm your newborn’s discharge order. The nurse will then remove the cord clamp, and complete the newborn screenings and care to ensure your newborn is safe to go home. The nurse will review the educational materials with you so that you know how to take your baby’s temperature and know what warning signs to look for and when to call your provider.
Marian Regional Medical Center
Postpartum Home Visit Program
“Baby-Safe”—Infant Safety and CPR Classes
Parenting Classes (by Allan Hancock College)
Home with Baby Class for New Parents
Marian NewLife Program
Adoption, counseling, crisis pregnancy
Welcome Every Baby Program
Newborn Home Visit/SOJOURN Services
(805) 614-9535 x13
WIC–Women, Infant, Children (Santa Maria Clinic)
Good Samaritan Services and First Steps
Assisting women and families with drug dependencies
Children’s Resource and Referral Information Center
Poison Control Center
Marian Regional Medical Center Emergency Room
24-Hour Crisis Helpline
Crisis intervention and counseling, dealing with issues such as suicide, addiction, family problems, depression