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Maternity Tours and Events

COVID-19 update: For the time being, we are suspending hospital tours and offering a virtual Meet the Maternity Team program. We invite you to take a virtual tour by watching the videos and reading the FAQs below. If you have any additional questions about our facilities or delivering your baby at UC San Diego Health, please email or call 619-543-6585.

We know that our patients and their families have questions related to care during this time. Please see Maternity Care and COVID-19 FAQs for the latest updates.

Meet the Maternity Team Virtual Event

Meet the Maternity Team is a free monthly event for expectant parents who are interested in learning about our childbirth facilities, amenities and services designed to enhance your birthing experience. Meet physicians, midwives and nurses, and ask questions about prenatal care and delivery options at UC San Diego Health.

To register, click on the preferred date and follow the registration instructions.

Video Tour of Jacobs Medical Center

Having a Baby at UC San Diego Health

Why Give Birth at UC San Diego Health?

Midwife or doctor, Birth Center room or traditional labor and delivery suite — we offer the most birth options. And both of our hosptials have neontal intensive care units (NICUs) to give you peace of mind if your baby needs specialized care. 

  • Delivery Options: We offer the most birth choices in San Diego County.  
  • Birth Center: Our Birth Center is the only in-hospital center dedicated to unmedicated childbirth on the West Coast.
  • Volunteer doulas: We're one of the only hospitals in San Diego to offer a volunteer doula program to laboring mothers.
  • Lactation consultants and breast pump rentals: We're nationally known for actively supporting families who choose to breastfeed.
  • Nationally recognized Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics: Board-certified specialists in our Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics 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 multiples, 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, plus a Level II Intermediate NICU at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest for babies who need short-term intensive care. 

More Information

For more about our amenities and services, see Pregnancy & Childbirth at UC San Diego Health.