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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.

Preparing for Delivery During COVID-19

At St. John’s, challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic reinforce our commitment to caring for all. Bringing in a new life into the world is an extraordinary moment and we want you to feel comfortable, safe and supported. Please take a moment to watch the following video to have some of your questions answered and for a glimpse into our Maternity and Birth Center.


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.  


24-hour Obstetrical Services
Every expectant mom needs peace of mind knowing she’ll receive the best possible care when the big day arrives. That’s why we offer 24-Hour Obstetrical and Gynecological Services.

Board Certified OB Laborists remain on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide consistent care when an obstetrician is unavailable or en route to the hospital. They treat patients in the hospital, and provide emergency care to those arriving in Labor and Delivery regardless of time, complication, circumstance or insurance status.

Private Labor Delivery and 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. All of our nurses have advanced fetal monitoring education and are neonatal resuscitation certified. 

Surgical Suites
Two fully-equipped cesarean section (C-section) suites 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 private Mother-Baby suites are designed so that your baby can be with you during your entire 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 includes partner seating/sleep furnishing, a bathroom and shower. 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. Learn More

Sacred Hour
After your baby arrives, we provide quiet time known as The Sacred Hour in Labor and Delivery. Your baby will be placed skin-to-skin to get to know you. It is the time for introductions and first, “oohs and ahs,” the counting of fingers, toes, and trying to figure out hair and eye color. The first hour of your baby’s life is sacred. No matter if you have a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section, it is bonding time for you and your baby that is a once in a lifetime event and needs to be celebrated. We will do our utmost to ensure that your baby gets the best start possible and help you to enjoy skin-to-skin contact safely and for as long as you’d like.

Breastfeeding Support and Lactation Services
We promote the health of mothers and newborns by supporting breastfeeding. 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.  Learn More.

Aromatherapy is available to moms during labor to help with relaxation. 

Free Wireless Internet Service
For your convenience, wireless internet is available throughout our facilities.

Tours and Classes

For the safety of all, hospital tours are canceled until further notice. We encourage you to watch the video above to have some of your questions answered and for a look into our birthing center. For more information, you may also call 805.988.2784.

For the time being, all in-person classes have been postponed. However, some of our support groups are now available via Zoom. Learn more

  • Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Mom to Mom Peer Support Group (for Pregnant & Postpartum Women)
  • Mommy and Me Support Group (birth to 6 months)

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


Understanding Birth eClass  
Fee: $60.00

Consider the Understanding Birth eClass your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan! You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete. Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class. Learn more.

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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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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