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Why Choose UC San Diego Health for Your Pregnancy Care?

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.

Happy Baby

Quality Outcomes

Hospital Amenities

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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