Giving Birth: Delivery Choices to Fit Your Family

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.

Labor & Delivery or Birth Center Rooms

Our maternity suites are spacious, with room for the entire family to welcome your new arrival. Families can choose a traditional Labor & Delivery environment at both of our locations or the holistic Birth Center at Jacobs Medical Center. Our Birth Center rooms offer a birth experience with minimal medical intervention, attended by certified nurse-midwives in a hospital setting.

Virtual Maternity Tours

Meet our doctors and midwives at our monthly online event. Register now

Deliver in La Jolla or Hillcrest

Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla

  • Care for every kind of birth in a beautiful family-friendly setting
  • Eight private Labor & Delivery rooms, three rooms for C-section deliveries, and three midwifery-staffed Birth Center rooms
  • 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 babies with critical and more complex medical needs
  • La Jolla: 858-657-8745

Hillcrest Medical Center

  • High-quality maternity care choice 
  • Level II Intermediate NICU for babies who need short-term intensive care after birth
  • Convenient location for families living in central San Diego or the South Bay
  • Women who receive prenatal care from the Hillcrest maternity team of obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives may deliver with a maternity team member 
  • Hillcrest: 619-543-7878