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Maternity and Birth Center

When it’s time to say your first hello to your baby, do it at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Our experienced team combines technology and comfort to assist and support you through the birth of your child. From prenatal care to post-partum support, St. John’s has something to offer. 

Mommy Support Groups Now Available via Zoom

Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Group
Meet other breastfeeding moms and learn how to work through various infant feeding concerns, milestones, and topics that may come up after leaving the hospital.
   - Every Wednesday (except holidays) Noon to 1 p.m.

Mom to Mom Peer Support Group (for Pregnant & Postpartum Women)
This group is designed to give women a time to explore the complex emotions that often come along with motherhood.
   - Every Tuesday (except holidays) 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mommy and Me Support Group (birth to 6 months)
This support group focuses on infant care and parenting issues.
   - Every Thursday (except holidays) 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Support groups are FREE. For more information, please call to sign up 805.988.2784.

Pre-Registration and Pre-Admission

Our pre-admission option allows you to complete all necessary admission paperwork before arriving at the hospital for delivery.

Register Online: click here, It's quick and easy! 

Printable Registration: If you prefer, you can also pick up registration paperwork during your hospital tour, or call us at 805.988.2784  to request the required paperwork, or you may download the maternity registration form here and return the hard copy to the hospital.  

Take a Maternity Tour

Our FREE maternity tours feature valuable information that new moms will find helpful. We will take you on a tour of our center to give you the opportunity to see our beautiful birthing suites and meet members of our team. Our maternity tour includes:

  • Pre-registration paperwork for delivering at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • A packet of information about the services offered at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • A walk-through of the Labor and Delivery rooms, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Mother-Infant Unit

Call 805.988.2784 to reserve your spot for a tour or register online. Tours are also available in Spanish.

Suites with Advanced Technology

Private Labor Delivery Recovery (LDR) Suites
At the St. John’s Maternity and Birth Center, we offer each mom-to-be a private suite where you and your labor partner can await your child’s birth in a comfortable, safe and private setting. Each LDR suite is specially outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and supplies for your new baby. Our LDR suites are equipped with modern staples, such as birthing beds and peanut balls, but also feature access to recent advancements. All our nurses have advanced fetal monitoring education and are neonatal resuscitation certified. 

Surgical Suites
Two fully-equipped cesarean sections are located within the Labor and Delivery Unit, providing you and your physician the comfort of knowing that the suites can be accessed immediately, if necessary.

Private Mother-Baby Suites
Our suites are designed for your baby to be with you during your stay. This special time together gives you an opportunity to get to know your baby’s cues within an intimate, nurturing environment. Each private room is quiet and self-contained with a bed, partner seating/sleep furnishing, bathroom and shower. Our “couplet care” concept allows healthy babies to stay in the room with mom during her entire hospital stay. This experience allows parents and their newborn to create a strong bond in their first days together.  If your baby requires phototherapy for jaundice during your hospitalization, your baby will not be separated from you, and phototherapy will take place right in your room.


Taking care of critically-ill and premature infants requires the highest level of neonatal expertise, compassion and skill. At St. John’s, our NICU staff of dedicated medical professionals includes experienced neonatologists, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, and our developmental specialist—all specially trained and prepared to care for our tiniest patients. 

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-fetal medicine is a type of specialty care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Your doctor may recommend a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (often called an MFM doctor) to provide you with personalized care until you give birth. An MFM doctor is an OB/GYN doctor with advanced training in caring for women and their unborn babies during a high-risk pregnancy.

At Dignity Health, providing maternal-fetal medicine is a team effort. It involves your doctor and specialists who work together to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.

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Classes for Expectant Parents and Families

Classes Prior to Your Baby’s Arrival
St. John’s provides expectant parents with the best in prenatal education and family-centered obstetrical care. We encourage you to take our Childbirth and Expectant Parent classes to help increase your confidence about your pregnancy, childbirth, and the care of your baby. Classes vary from: Childbirth Preparation, Childbirth Refresher Course, Cesarean Birth Preparation, Understanding Birth eClass (Online Course), and Sibling Preparation. Spanish classes also available.
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You and Your Baby After Delivery
We offer various programs to help you transition to your new role as a mom. Learn more by exploring the programs: Mommy and Me Support Group (0-6 months), Mommy and Me Support Group (6-12), and Mom and Tot Support Group (12 to 24 months). 
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Breastfeeding Support and Lactation Services

At St. John’s, we provide highly qualified health care professionals to help you with the most wonderful experience you may ever have – the birth of your baby. We promote the health of mothers and newborns by supporting breastfeeding and skin-to-skin bonding. Our Lactation Services Team includes certified lactation consultants and lactation educators who offer breastfeeding education, support and counseling so that breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience for both mother and baby. 

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My Baby by Dignity Health App

With My Baby - Dignity Health FREE app, you can sign up for prenatal classes, set appointment reminders, and build your own birth plan using the Milestones feature.

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Perinatal Family Advisory Board

The Perinatal Family Advisory Board (PFAB) meets monthly and works collaboratively with hospital administration and staff of St. John's Regional Medical Center to ensure that patients remain at the heart of all we do.

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En Español

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