Delivering Your Baby at Scripps Mercy Hospital

Caring maternity services in San Diego and Chula Vista

Caring maternity services in San Diego and Chula Vista

Scripps Mercy Hospital provides personalized care for you and your new baby at our campuses in San Diego and Chula Vista. You will experience labor, delivery and recovery all in the same room; after delivery, you and your new baby will stay together in a private postpartum room. Beds or roll-away cots are available for your support person to stay with you.

Scripps Mercy Hospital Family Birth Unit

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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Welcome to Scripps Mercy Hospital, part of the community for over 120 years.

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Welcoming growing families

The reception area of Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Family Birth Unit.

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Labor and delivery in one room

Each room is fully equipped to monitor you and your baby throughout delivery.

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Family birth unit

Carousel themed décor sets a welcoming tone for growing families.

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Comfortable postpartum rooms

Spacious postpartum rooms offer a comfortable place to bond with your baby.

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A place for growing families

Our private rooms feature two beds — one for you and one for your support person.

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Comfort during postpartum care

An array of resources are available during your stay in our private postpartum rooms.

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Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Highly skilled neonatologists and neonatal nurses provide care in our Level II NICU.

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Welcoming carousel windows

Stained-glass windows donated by a family with four generations born at the hospital.

Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Maternity Department

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Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

Our maternity department staff help you through every step of your delivery.

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Welcoming you and your new baby

A reception area where staff will welcome you to Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.

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Labor and delivery in one room

You will go through labor, delivery and recovery in one room. 

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Comfortable postpartum care rooms

Private postpartum rooms help you enjoy uninterrupted bonding with your baby.

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Special care for newborn babies

Our Level II neonatal intensive care unit supports babies in need of special care.

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Lactation assistance at the NICU

This special lactation room is available for babies receiving care in the NICU.

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A touch of whimsy

A colorful Winnie the Pooh mural sets a lighthearted tone in the maternity unit.

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Waiting for your newest addition

Our waiting room features comfortable seating, vending machines and a television.

Our maternity services

You will find complete care for you and your baby, including:


Labor and delivery access and parking

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Entrance is located at the Main Hospital Entrance 24 hours. Proceed to labor and delivery located on the third floor. You will check in with the unit secretary. A support person may use the main entrance’s circular drive for drop off, then proceed to park in the visitor parking structure.


Parking fees may apply.

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

Open 24 hours a day. Enter through main hospital entrance. Go to Labor and Delivery on main floor. Press the call button to request access.


Parking is available in the parking lot in front of the hospital.

Lactation support

Scripps Mercy Hospital provides comprehensive breastfeeding support. Scripps hospitals and lactation stores carry breast pumps for rent as well as for sale.


The rental of hospital grade electric pumps may or may not be covered by your insurance company. Please check with your insurance company for details about coverage for breast pump rental. Payment for breast pump rental or the purchase of a breast pump is due upon rental/sale.


For more information or to speak with a lactation consultant, call 619-260-7234.


Please note that during flu season visitation restrictions apply.