Birthing Locations

Warm, caring maternity hospitals in San Diego

At Scripps Health, we’re committed to providing you and your growing family with the highest-quality care throughout your stay — from labor and delivery to postpartum recovery. We have four specialized maternity hospitals in San Diego (sometimes referred to as birthing centers). You’ll be cared for by expert, multidisciplinary teams with compassion, support and respect for your birth plan. 


The labor and delivery hospitals at Scripps offer:


  • Specially trained physicians and nurses
  • Certified nurse-midwives (in La Jolla and Encinitas)
  • Lactation consultants and breastfeeding support
  • Certified childbirth educators


Learn more about giving birth at our four labor and delivery hospitals in San Diego below, including hospital tours, midwife options, birth plans, breastfeeding support, NICUs and postpartum care.

Scripps La Jolla Maternal and Child Health

Evening shot of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in San Diego

Scripps La Jolla Maternal and Child Health

At Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, you and your newborn will be cared for in a warm and caring environment. In our specialized Women’s Center, you can go through labor, delivery and recovery all in one room. Depending on your preference, you can choose to deliver your baby with a physician or certified nurse-midwife. After delivery, you and your baby will enjoy a private postpartum room. 


Take a photo tour and learn more about having a baby at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Scripps Encinitas Birthing Pavilion

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas building in San Diego

Scripps Encinitas Birthing Pavilion

At the Family Birth Pavilion at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, you’ll find expert maternity care in a soothing environment. The pavilion’s beach theme and seascape art offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. We practice holistic approaches and work with many types of birth plans. After delivery, you and your new baby will stay together in a private postpartum room.


Take a photo tour and learn more about having a baby at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Scripps Mercy Hospital Family Birth Unit

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego location

Scripps Mercy Hospital Family Birth Unit

At Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, you and your newborn will receive personalized care throughout your stay at our hospital in Hillcrest. Our carousel-themed décor sets a welcoming tone for growing families. You’ll experience labor, delivery and recovery all in the same room. After delivery, you and your new baby will stay together in a postpartum room. 


Take a photo tour and learn more about having a baby at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.

Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Maternity Department

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista location in San Diego

Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Maternity Department

At Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, you and your newborn will receive personalized care throughout your stay. A colorful Winnie the Pooh mural sets a lighthearted tone in the maternity unit. You’ll experience labor, delivery and recovery all in the same room. After delivery, you and your new baby will stay together in a postpartum room. 


Take a photo tour and learn more about having a baby at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.