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Prenatal Tours: Meet Our Maternity Team

Your Baby, Your Way

Considering giving birth at UC San Diego Health? We offer monthly evening events at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, where you can tour our childbirth facilities, meet physicians and midwives, and ask questions.

Events are usually at 6 p.m., with optional tours before or after (4:45 p.m. or 7 p.m.) 

We also offer tours only several times a month – see schedule

Registration is required for tours and events. Childcare is not available.


 

Monday, July 25, 20166 p.m. (optional tour at 4:45 or 7 p.m.)Meet our Midwives Register
Monday, August 22, 20166 p.m. (optional tour at 4:45 or 7 p.m.) Meet the Maternity Team Register
Monday, September 26, 20166 p.m. (optional tour at 4:45 or 7 p.m.)Meet our Midwives Register
Monday, October 24, 20166 p.m. (optional tour at 4:45 or 7 p.m.) Meet the Maternity Team Register
Saturday, November 12, 201610 a.m. (optional tour at 8:45 or 11 a.m.) Meet our Midwives Register

Description of Events

Meet Our Midwives
At this informal event you will learn about UC San Diego Health's midwifery services and have an opportunity to tour the Labor and Delivery unit and in-hospital Birth Center. You will learn what our Baby-Friendly designation means, and discover amenities and services we have that can help enhance your birthing experience. 

Meet the Maternity Team
This event is an opportunity to meet our team of obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, and family physicians, and find out what our Baby-Friendly designation means for you. You will also learn about the amenities and services designed to enhance your birthing experience. This event includes an optional tour before or after event to see our Labor and Delivery unit and in-hospital Birth Center.

Upcoming Events (Including Optional Tour)

Tours Only: Wednesdays and Saturdays

We offer two tours every first and third Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. 

Spanish tours are offered on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Please meet in the hospital lobby of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest; tours will begin there. 

  • Wednesday at 6 p.m. (English):
     
  • Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (English):
     
  • Saturday at 1 p.m. (English):
     
  • Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (Spanish):
     

For future events, search: http://hsevents.ucsd.edu

Why Give Birth at UC San Diego Health?

Midwife or doctor, home-like setting or traditional labor and delivery suite — we offer the most birth options, all backed by the peace of mind of our Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Consider these advantages:

  • Birth Center: Our Birth Center is the only holistic birth center cradled within a hospital on the West Coast and enables mothers to experience a natural birth with minimal medical intervention.
  • Volunteer doulas: We're the only hospital in San Diego to offer a volunteer doula program to laboring mothers.
  • Lactation consultants: We're designated “Baby-Friendly,” a prestigious international recognition awarded to birth facilities that actively encourage breastfeeding as the primary source of newborn nutrition.
  • Nationally recognized Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics Center: Board-certified specialists in our Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics Center provide coordinated care from pre-conception through birth, including prenatal and genetic counseling regarding amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and ultrasound results.
  • Specialized care for high-risk pregnancies: We have specialized perinatal care for complicated pregnancies, twins and mulitples, and maternal conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or lupus.
  • Level III NICU: UC San Diego Health has the only regional Level III NICU within a birthing facility in San Diego.

For more about our amenities and services, see Why Choose UC San Diego for Your Pregnancy Care?

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