Prenatal Care

pregnant woman with clinician

Having a baby is one of life's great adventures and we're here to help you along your journey. We offer an array of options, from OB-GYNs to nurse-midwifes, and other services to assure a healthy pregnancy.

To schedule a visit with an OB-GYN or certified nurse-midwife, call 858-657-8745. If you are new to UC San Diego Health, call 800-926-8273 to register as a new patient and for assistance in choosing a provider.

Traditional Obstetrics Care

With offices in La Jolla, Hillcrest, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch and College Area, we offer a full range of general obstetrics care. Choose one of our OB/GYNs, or see a family medicine physician who can care for your entire family.

Nurse Midwifery Service

Our midwives can be found in clinics throughout San Diego. Our patients have the option of giving birth in either La Jolla or Hillcrest, and in the home-like atmosphere of our Birth Centers, or in traditional Labor & Delivery rooms.

Prenatal Screening and Genetic Counseling

No matter who you choose for your care provider, UC San Diego Health's maternal-fetal care and genetics specialists will perform ultrasound screenings using the latest imaging technology. We also provide prenatal and genetic counseling, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and fetal growth assessments, when appropriate.

Specialized Care for High-Risk Pregnancies and Multiples

If your pregnancy needs specialized care, our team is ready to assist. We are experts in a wide range of complex maternal-fetal conditions, and will work with you to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Among the conditions we treat are pregnancies of twins and other multiples, fetal anomalies, or maternal conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or lupus.

Maternal Weight and Wellness Program

Women with a BMI of 35 or higher, or those who have had bariatric surgery, have special needs during pregnancy. Working with a team who understands their challenges — and can provide customized care and support — results in healthier outcomes for both mothers and babies.