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Take a video tour of UC San Diego Health's newest option for childbirth. Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla will provide the latest in advanced technology for pregnancy care and childbirth.

Recent News

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of ...
An internet-based camera fastened on the bedside in our NICU allows loved ones to log into a secure account from their laptops, tablets or smart phones for live video streaming.
Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women.
A woman’s ability to plan for child birth is essential to her health, education and career, says UC San Diego Health pharmacist Sally Rafie, PharmD, who is leading several projects to help make birth ...
Linda Brubaker, MD, urogynecologist, talks about the emerging science of the urobiome and its implications for human health, including UTI, urinary incontinence and bladder over-activity.
Researchers find that specific complex breast milk sugars sometimes inhibit, sometimes promote gastrointestinal infections and response.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who breastfed a child or children for six months or more are at lower risk for d ...
On Monday, October 15, UC San Diego Health will open a new comprehensive health center located at 16950 Via Tazon in Rancho Bernardo. Described as a “clinic of the future,” the new 57,000 square foot ...
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex carbohydrates that are highly abundant and unique to human milk. Accumulating evidence indicates that exposure to HMOs in the postnatal period has both i ...
Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the US, and a recent study by UC San Diego found the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is as high, or ...
The body works incredibly hard to deliver a baby into the world. Eric Vu, certified nurse midwife at UC San Diego Health, talks about the stages of labor, related pains — and interventions both medica ...
To better understand how much marijuana or constituent compounds actually get into breast milk and how long it remains, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published i ...
The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in ...
Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla was recognized with the prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation for the services offered to our tiniest patients and their moms.

Upcoming events and classes

Expecting a baby?

Don't miss our prenatal classes, or the Meet the Maternity Team event.

Special events

Our fundraising events provide an opportunity for patients and families to stay in touch. See Giving Activities and Events.

Our Physicians In the News
Reader's Digest

​Features Varykina Thackray, PhD

The Fix

​Features Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH

CBS This Morning

​Features Karen Pierce, PhD, and Eric Courchesne, PhD


​Cites research at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Martha Stewart Weddings

​Features Sally Rafie, PharmD