Patient Stories: Nurse Midwifery Service and Birth Center

Family Stories

Johnston Family

Liam Johnston

Sarah Johnston had a low-risk pregnancy and an uncomplicated Birth Center delivery. But less than 24 hours later, her son Liam developed a serious heart complication. “Our experience is a big lesson that even with the most natural births, things can go wrong, and thankfully, we were in a Birth Center where medical help was steps away.” Read their story.

Brammer Family

Liam Johnston

"As first time parents, we wanted to have access to a totally natural birth, free of drugs and medical interventions, but still felt the need to have the “safety net” close by in case something did go wrong with Rachel’s delivery. The UC San Diego Birth Center met these criteria perfectly." Read their letter.

Birth Center and Nurse Midwife videos

  • Birth Choices at UC San Diego: Several families share their experiences



    Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011

  • Family Story: Birth Center Welcomes 4,000th Baby!



    Uploaded on Aug 7, 2012

  • Family Story: Four Babies, Same Delivery Room

    Uploaded on Feb 14, 2012