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Patient Stories: Nurse Midwifery Service and Birth Center

Family Stories


Johnston Family

Sarah Johnston had a low-risk pregnancy and an uncomplicated Birth Center delivery. But less than 24 hours later, her son Liam developed a serious heart complication. “Our experience is a big lesson that even with the most natural births, things can go wrong, and thankfully, we were in a Birth Center where medical help was steps away.”  
Read their story.

Brammer Family

"As first time parents, we wanted to have access to a totally natural birth, free of drugs and medical interventions, but still felt the need to have the “safety net” close by in case something did go wrong with Rachel’s delivery. The UC San Diego Birth Center met these criteria perfectly."
Read their letter.


Meet Erica Vu Hill, certified nurse-midwife, who talks about personalized midwife services at UC San Diego Health.