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Hospital for Women and Infants

The Hospital for Women and Infants inside Jacobs Medical Center will care for every kind of birth. From the mother whose baby is delivered by a certified midwife, to a mother who requires a planned cesarean hysterectomy, all births will be treated with a high level of care according to the mother’s birth wishes.

“The new Hospital for Women and Infants will continue to provide personalized, family-centered care for pregnant women and babies. The hospital encompasses the full spectrum of care from maternal intensive care to soft-touch, midwifery based birthing. Our regional Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit will continue to accept high risk newborns of all sizes and ages, providing innovative care protocols customized to individual baby needs.”

- Thomas Moore, MD, chair of reproductive medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine

The One Place for You and Your Baby

Video: Hospital for Women and Infants at Jacobs Medical Center

Our highly trained gynecologists, obstetricians, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, midwives, pediatricians and nurses will continue to provide multidisciplinary care– from prenatal care through labor and birth; from fetal interventional surgery to newborn intensive care.

The hospital for Women and Infants includes eight private Labor and Delivery rooms, three rooms for C-section deliveries and three rooms within a midwifery-staffed Birth Center. The Birth Center will emphasize a natural birth experience with minimal medical intervention with assurances that the most advanced technology is moments away if needed.

Labor/Delivery Room in the Jacobs Medical Center


Recovery following delivery will occur in one of 32 postpartum rooms, each with a fold-out bed for a family member. Each room will also be equipped with the latest in technology to further enhance the patient experience.

World-Class Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Level III NICU will care for the most premature and critically ill newborns. In keeping with best practices, the 52 NICU rooms will be private to prevent the spread of infection and to provide privacy. An en suite MRI in the NICU will be custom designed to examine the newborn brain and will serve as the region’s only Neuro-NICU.

The NICU’s design also provides space for family members to sleep alongside their newborn.

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