Maternity Tours and Events

Considering giving birth at UC San Diego Health? 

You're invited to tour our childbirth facilities and attend our monthly Your Baby, Your Way event. Tours and events are free, and registration is required. To register, click on a date below and follow the instructions. Please note: These events are for adults only. Childcare is not provided.

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Restricted Visitation

Effective immediately, during the height of the flu season, children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to visit inside our hospitals and clinics. Thank you for your cooperation in protecting the health of our patients.

Your Baby, Your Way Events

At our Your Baby, Your Way events, you and a guest can attend a presentation, meet physicians and midwives, and ask questions about prenatal care and delivery options at UC San Diego Health.

Events in Hillcrest include a tour of UC San Diego Medical Center. Events in La Jolla include a tour of Jacobs Medical Center.

Events are free and start at 6 p.m.

  • April 24 (Hillcrest)
  • May 22 (La Jolla): This event is full.
  • June 26 (Registration information coming soon)

Jacobs Medical Center (La Jolla) Tours

Jacobs Medical Center, which opened in November 2016, provides the latest in advanced technology for pregnancy and childcare.

Video Tour of Jacobs Medical Center's Childbirth Options

Take a video tour of UC San Diego Health's newest option for childbirth. Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, which opened in November 2016, will provide the latest in advanced technology for pregnancy care and childbirth.

Tours begin in the hospital lobby.

For future tour dates in La Jolla, search:

UC San Diego Medical Center (Hillcrest) Tours

Tours begin in the hospital lobby.

For future tour dates in Hillcrest, search:

Why Give Birth at UC San Diego Health?

Midwife or doctor, home-like setting or traditional labor and delivery suite — we offer the most birth options, all backed by the peace of mind of our Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Consider these advantages:

  • Birth Center: Our Birth Centers are the only in-hospital centers dedicated to unmedicated childbirth on the West Coast.
  • Volunteer doulas: We're the only hospital in San Diego to offer a volunteer doula program to laboring mothers.
  • Lactation consultants: We're nationally known for actively supporting families who choose to breastfeed.
  • Nationally recognized Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics Center: Board-certified specialists in our Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics Center provide coordinated care from pre-conception through birth, including prenatal and genetic counseling regarding amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and ultrasound results.
  • Specialized care for high-risk pregnancies: We have specialized perinatal care for complicated pregnancies, twins and multiples, and maternal conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or lupus.
  • Level III NICU: UC San Diego Health has the only regional Level III NICU within a birthing facility in San Diego.

For more about our amenities and services, see Pregnancy & Childbirth at UC San Diego Health.