Delivering Your Baby at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Expert, personal childbirth care

Expert, personal childbirth care

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla provides a warm, caring and secure environment for you and your newborn. At our Women’s Center (sometimes referred to as a birthing center), you can go through labor, delivery and recovery all in one room; after recovery, you and your baby will enjoy a private, comfortable postpartum room and bathroom, complete with a roll-away cot so your support person can be with you throughout your stay.

Scripps La Jolla Maternal and Child Health

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Center for Women's Health entrance

The Women’s Center entrance is located to the right of the main hospital entrance.

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Labor and delivery room

You’ll experience labor, delivery and recovery all in one room.

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Comfort for mom and baby

A spacious, comfortable delivery room discretely stores monitors and equipment.

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Postpartum room

Private postpartum rooms feature rolling cots for fathers or support people.

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7th floor postpartum rooms

Our 7th floor postpartum rooms are available if you need more recovery time.

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Wellbaby nursery

Your baby may be cared for in our fully equipped nursery while you’re in recovery. 

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Labor and delivery waiting area

Support people can relax in this waiting area with an adjacent outdoor patio.

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Women’s center lobby

The comfortable lobby is a convenient waiting area for visitors.

Women's Center features and highlights

We’re committed to providing the highest quality care through labor, delivery and your postpartum stay. Our expert, multi-disciplinary staff and comprehensive services include:

After-hours access

Open 24 hours a day. In the daytime (5 am - 9 pm), enter through Women’s Center entrance. Go to Labor and Delivery on 2nd floor. At night, entrance will be locked. Use the keypad on the concrete pillar outside to call Labor and Delivery.


Parking is available in the underground parking structure. Parking fees may apply. 

Lactation support

Scripps La Jolla carries breast pumps for rent or sale at our Mother’s Boutique breastfeeding store. Payment is due at the time of purchase or rental. The purchase of a breast pump may or may not be included with your health care coverage.

Please check with your insurance company for details regarding breast pump coverage, where to purchase a breast pump, and the type of breast pump approved.

Our breastfeeding store is located in the lobby of the Women’s Center. The store is open Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Saturday noon – 4 pm. For more information call 858-626-4538.

Please note the breastfeeding store will be closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2020. During flu season, visitation restrictions apply.