Newborn and Postpartum Care

Newborn Care

Newborn Care

We're a recognized "Baby-Friendly" hospital, and encourage breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care. Learn about how we support you in caring for your newborn, including routine health screenings for infants. 

Learn more about how UC San Diego cares for newborns.

Postpartum Care and Visiting New Families

Baby on Mothers Chest

Most mothers and new babies recover in the Family Maternity Care Center. We practice family-centered care, where fathers and support people are welcome. We encourage parents to bond with their infants through rooming in and caring for their newborn.

Learn more about postpartum care or visitor information.

Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Baby in NICU

If your baby needs extra help, our regional neonatal unit is just down the hall. If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, it may be reassuring to know that your baby need not be transported to another hospital. Our NICU also offers highly experienced lactation consultants through the Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) program.

Learn more about our NICU.


Breastfeeding Assistance

Woman Breastfeeding

We're committed to supporting families who choose to breastfeed, and our hospital has been certified "Baby-Friendly" because of our practices that support nursing moms. 

Learn about our Lactation Service.

Maternal Mental Health

Mother and Baby

Many woman have symptoms of anxiety or depression after childbirth or during pregnancy. Others have questions about whether they can continue previously prescribed medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. Our compassionate physicians, psychiatrists, and therapists can recommend save, effective treatments to help you enjoy this stage of your life.

Learn more about our Maternal Mental Health Clinic.