Prenatal Care

Learn about your options for prenatal care below. 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.

bullet Traditional Obstetrics Care

Pregnant Woman

With offices in La Jolla, Hillcrest, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch, 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.

Meet our OB/GYNs and family medicine physicians.

bullet Nurse Midwifery Service

Pregnant Woman and Midwife

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.

Learn more about our midwives.

bullet Prenatal Screening and Genetic Counseling

Mother with Ultrasound Images

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.

Learn more about Maternal-Fetal Care and Genetics

bullet Specialized Care for High-Risk Pregnancies and Multiples

Twin Babies

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.

Learn more about Maternal-Fetal Care (Perinatal Medicine).

bullet Maternal Weight and Wellness Program

Woman wih Healthy Foods

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.

Learn more about our Maternal Weight and Wellness Program.