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Why Choose UC San Diego for Your Pregnancy Care?

Where and how you choose to deliver your baby are important decisions for you and your family.

At UC San Diego Health System, we are dedicated to making your pregnancy and your baby's birth a special experience. With two distinct birth settings and a large staff of physicians and midwives, as well as high-risk specialists and equipment, you'll have more options here than anywhere else in San Diego.

For more information, click any of the links or watch our "Having a Baby at UCSD" video.

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Hospital Amenities

Prenatal Care Options

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Birth Center

Birth Center amenities include:

  • Four spacious suites with a homelike atmosphere
  • Double or queen-size beds
  • Rocking chair
  • Family room
  • Resource library
  • Labor support including hypnotherapy, birthing balls, birthing stools, and IV pain medication 
  • Ability to eat and drink
  • Baby and mom remain in the Birth Center until discharge
  • Lactation support

Labor and Delivery Suites 

  • Our spacious suites accommodate labor, delivery and recovery 
  • Ample space for a family member
  • Lactation support
  • Babies room in with mom
  • Siesta time each afternoon

Women’s Special Care Center (for high-risk pregnancies)

The Women's Special Care Center, for women who need inpatient care before the birth of their babies, offers:

  • Nine special care beds
  • Personalized and compassionate care
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Patient support group
  • Refrigerators for patient use
  • In-hospital Fetal Assessment Unit

Family Maternity Care Center (post-partum care)

The Family Maternity Care Center, where mothers and babies spend their recovery period, offers:

  • Private rooms with en suite showers (when available)
  • Babies room in with moms and receive newborn care here
  • Lactation support
  • Ample space for a family member


Specialty Programs and Services


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