With two distinct birth settings and a large staff of physicians, midwives and high-risk specialists, UC San Diego Health offers more childbirth options than anywhere else in San Diego. Patients can deliver at Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla or UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest.
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Labor & Delivery: Traditional Childbirth Environment
Our maternity suites are spacious, with room for the entire family to welcome your new arrival. Learn more:
Birth Center: Home-Like Setting
The only place of its kind in San Diego, our Birth Center offers a natural birth experience with minimal medical intervention, attended by certified nurse-midwives in a hospital setting. If necessary, you can transfer easily to Labor & Delivery Unit for more intensive medical care for you or your baby. Learn more:
Jacobs Medical Center, a New Childbirth Option
Video Tour of Jacobs Medical Center's Childbirth Care
Take a video tour of UC San Diego Health's newest option for childbirth. Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla provides the latest in advanced technology for pregnancy care and childbirth.
With the opening of Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla in November 2016, our patients have access to the latest in advanced technology for pregnancy care and childbirth. We will still provide high-quality maternity care at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, but we’re pleased to give our patients an additional option.
Jacobs Medical Center includes care for every kind of birth in a beautiful, family-friendly setting, including:
- Eight private Labor & Delivery rooms, three rooms for C-section deliveries, and three rooms within a midwifery-staffed Birth Center
- 32 private postpartum rooms, each with a foldout bed for family members, and a play room for children visiting new siblings
- A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the most premature and critically ill newborns. All 52 NICU rooms will be private, to encourage parents to touch and hold infants (if possible) and to reduce the risk of infection.
For more information about the new location, see
Jacobs Medical Center.