Pregnancy and Childbirth Care

Prenatal, labor and delivery services throughout San Diego

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Prenatal, labor and delivery services throughout San Diego

Having a baby is an exciting time. At Scripps, we want to make giving birth a healthy and enjoyable experience for you and your baby. We offer a wide range of childbirth services including prenatal, perinatal (high-risk pregnancy care), delivery and postpartum services in locations throughout San Diego. Whether this is your first baby or you are adding to your family, our experienced physicians and clinical staff are here to help you every step of the way, from pregnancy to parenting.

Birthing locations

Scripps has locations throughout San Diego County to help you welcome your baby to the world. Learn more about delivering your baby at Scripps.

Why choose Scripps

When you’re expecting, you want the best and most comprehensive care and support -- both medically and personally. From parenting classes to lactation assistance, count on Scripps physicians, midwives, nurses and clinical staff to provide expert, compassionate care for you and your baby before, during and after pregnancy.


Scripps maternity services include:


  • Four hospital locations with maternity centers throughout San Diego County
  • The first San Diego hospital to be designated a Baby-Friendly facility by UNICEF and the World Health Organization at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Lactation specialists and consultations at every location
  • Staff that respect your wishes and birth plans 
  • Midwife program
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is a Community Level Acuity III and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital campuses in San Diego and Chula Vista offer Community Level Acuity II neonatal intensive care units (NICU)


In addition to our childbirth services, Scripps offers classes and support groups to help you and your growing family enjoy a healthy start.