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Your Baby, Your Way: Why Choose UC San Diego Health?

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Based on patient satisfaction surveys conducted by Press Ganey about our Primary Care physicians.

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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

  • A holistic Birth Center at Jacobs Medical Center or Labor & Delivery setting at both Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla
  • 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

Prenatal Care Options

Birth Center

Birth Center amenities include:

  • 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
  • Family Maternity Care Center, where mothers and babies spend their postpartum recovery period, offers:
    • Private rooms with en suite showers (when available)
    • 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