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Delivery Options: Two Choices for Your Family

Where and how you choose to deliver your baby are important decisions for you and your family. With two distinct birth settings, a large staff of physicians and midwives, as well as high-risk specialists and equipment that are always available if extra care is needed, you can be sure you will have more options at UC San Diego Health System than anywhere else in San Diego.

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We offer weekly tours and monthly events when you can meet our doctors and midwives. Reserve your place.


Learn about your childbirth options and get an overview of our services

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Labor & Delivery: The Traditional Method

Couple in Delivery Room

Our Labor & Delivery Unit includes labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) rooms and state-of-the-art surgical suites for cesarean deliveries. Our maternity suites are spacious, with room for the entire family to welcome your new arrival. We also have a recently remodeled waiting room and reception area. Learn more about our Labor & Delivery Unit.

Birth Center: Just Like Home


Our Birth Center offers a safe, comfortable alternative to a traditional hospital environment. The only place of its kind in San Diego, it offers a natural birth experience with minimal medical intervention, attended by certified nurse-midwives in a hospital setting. The center has five spacious birthing suites with rocking chairs, amenities for your family, and a variety of choices to help you give birth with little or no pain medication. If necessary, you can transfer easily to Labor & Delivery Unit for more intensive medical care for you or your baby. Learn more about our Birth Center.