Inpatient Antepartum Care

If you have a high-risk pregnancy and need inpatient hospital care, we are ready to meet your needs.

Our experienced team in a first-rate facility can provide personalized and compassionate care to ease a long hospital stay.

We specialize in caring for pregnant women with:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac complications
  • Placenta abnormalities such as placenta previa or placenta accreta 

We also help with preventing pre-term birth and managing fetal conditions. 

Perinatal Specialists

You will receive care from our team of perinatal doctors and nurses who are experts at managing high-risk pregnancies.

They know that the term "bed rest" is misleading. Hospital bed rest is some of the hardest work that mothers can do for their unborn children.

In addition, our nurses understand the issues and disruptions that families face, and attempt to make their stays as smooth as possible.

Your Hospital Room

The Women's Special Care unit at Jacobs Medical Center features:

  • Wireless internet access
  • An in-hospital fetal assessment unit
  • Small refrigerator and comfortable family seating
  • 24/7 visiting hours
  • The latest technology to monitor your health and your baby's

The Labor & Delivery unit and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are only a short elevator ride away.

If your condition stabilizes or improves before the baby's birth, we can coordinate with the referring physician for you to return to your doctor's care, or to monitor the pregnancy on an outpatient basis.

Meet the Maternity Team

Event information and registration

Meet physicians and midwives and ask questions about prenatal care and delivery options at UC San Diego Health.

Support and Education

We also offer a weekly patient support group and individualized childbirth education. See Education, Classes & Tours.