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Prenatal Tours: See our Facilities and Meet Our Maternity Team

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, scheduled to open in late 2016, will provide the latest in advanced technology for pregnancy care and childbirth.

Considering giving birth at UC San Diego Health? We have options for both UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, opening in late 2016 in La Jolla.

  • We offer monthly evening events at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, where you can tour our childbirth facilities, meet physicians and midwives, and ask questions.Events in Hillcrest are usually at 6 p.m., with optional tours before or after (4:45 p.m. or 7 p.m.) We also offer tours only several times a month. Registration is required for tours and events; see list below. Childcare is not available.

Upcoming Events in Hillcrest (includes optional tour)

Monday, October 24, 20166 p.m. (optional tour at 4:45 or 7 p.m.) Meet the Maternity Team Register
Saturday, November 12, 201610 a.m. (optional tour at 8:45 or 11 a.m.) Meet our Midwives Register
Note: Additional dates coming soon. Please check back.

Tours Only: Wednesdays and Saturdays (Hillcrest)

We offer two tours every first and third Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. 

Spanish tours are offered on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Please meet in the hospital lobby of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest; tours will begin there. 

  • Wednesday at 6 p.m. (English):
  • Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (English):
  • Saturday at 1 p.m. (English):
  • Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (Spanish):

For future events, 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 Center is the only holistic birth center cradled within a hospital on the West Coast and enables mothers to experience a natural birth with minimal medical intervention.
  • 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 mulitples, 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.

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