UC San Diego Health: Your Baby, Your Way

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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.

Quality Outcomes

Deliveries in La Jolla and Hillcrest

  • More birth options than any other hospitals in San Diego, with Birth Center or Labor & Delivery settings available at both Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla or UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
  • Jacobs Medical Center offers care for every kind of birth, including low and high-risk pregnancies and deliveries. Private rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful views. Watch a tour video
  • Video Tour of Jacobs Medical Center's Childbirth Options

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

  • Nationally known for our breastfeeding support
  • Free volunteer doula program
  • Hospital amenities including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, valet parking and room for family members
  • Locally-sourced menu items and celebratory brunch for new parents

Prenatal Care Options

Birth Center

Birth Center amenities include:

  • Spacious suites with a home-like atmosphere
  • Double or queen-size beds
  • Rocking chair
  • Family room
  • Labor support including hypnotherapy, birthing balls, birthing stools, and IV pain medication 
  • Ability to eat and drink
  • Lactation support

Labor & Delivery Suites / Postpartum Care

  • Spacious Labor & Delivery suites, with room for family members
  • State-of-the-art surgical suites for Cesarean deliveries
  • Private postpartum rooms, where parents and babies room in together
    • 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:

  • Personalized and compassionate care with state-of-the-art technology
  • Patient support group
  • Refrigerators for patient use
  • In-hospital Fetal Assessment Unit


Specialty Programs and Services