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Your Baby, Your Way: Why Choose UC San Diego Health?

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Based on patient satisfaction surveys conducted by Press Ganey about our Primary Care physicians.

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With two distinct birth settings and a large staff of physicians and midwives, as well as high-risk specialists and equipment, UC San Diego Health gives you more childbirth options than anywhere else in San Diego.

Quality Outcomes

Deliveries in La Jolla and Hillcrest

  • More birth options than any other hospitals in San Diego, with Birth Center or Labor & Delivery settings available at both Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla (pictured, right, opening fall 2016) or UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
  • Jacobs Medical Center
  • Baby-friendly designation
  • Free volunteer doula program
  • Hospital amenities including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, valet parking and room for family members

Prenatal Care Options

Birth Center

Birth Center amenities include:

  • Four spacious suites with a homelike atmosphere
  • Double or queen-size beds
  • Rocking chair
  • Family room
  • Resource library
  • Labor support including hypnotherapy, birthing balls, birthing stools, and IV pain medication 
  • Ability to eat and drink
  • Baby and mom remain in the Birth Center until discharge
  • Lactation support

Labor & Delivery Suites / Family Maternity Care Center

  • Spacious Labor & Delivery suites, with room for family members
  • State-of-the-art surgical suites for Cesarean deliveries
  • Recently remodeled waiting room and reception area
  • Family Maternity Care Center, where mothers and babies spend their postpartum recovery period, offers:
    • Private rooms with en suite showers (when available)
    • Babies room in with moms and receive newborn care here
    • Lactation support
    • Nap time from 2–4 p.m., when hospital staff avoid any unnecessary care to allow babies and parents to rest, heal, bond, and breastfeed

Women’s Special Care Center (for high-risk pregnancies)

The Women's Special Care Center, for women who need inpatient care before the birth of their babies, offers:

  • Nine special care beds
  • Personalized and compassionate care
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Patient support group
  • Refrigerators for patient use
  • In-hospital Fetal Assessment Unit

NICU Care

Specialty Programs and Services

Videos

  • Future of Care: Jacobs Medical Center
    uploaded: March 22, 2013

  • Having a Baby at UC San Diego
    uploaded: Oct 18, 2012

     

  • Birth Choices at UC San Diego
    uploaded: Jun 7, 2011

  • Future of Care: Jacobs Medical Center
    uploaded: March 22, 2013

  • Having a Baby at UC San Diego
    uploaded: Oct 18, 2012

     

  • Birth Choices at UC San Diego
    uploaded: Jun 7, 2011

 
 
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