Your Guide To Giving Birth in San Diego


Congratulations and welcome to motherhood! Being pregnant can be such a joyful time, full of new changes and decisions. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is where you will deliver your new bundle of joy. Your choices here in San Diego are between our local Hospitals, Birthing Centers, or an At Home Birth with a midwife.

This guide is brought to you by Best Start Birth Center where they offer a home-like enviornment at their birthing center. They support labor your way and offer a number of classes from childbirth education to lactation support.

Birth Centers

Best Start


UC San Diego: Birth Center


Sharp Hospital/Medical Centers {multiple locations}

UC San Diego: Labor and Delivery

Kaiser Permanente

Paradise Valley Hospital

Military Hospital

Naval Medical Center Balboa

Originally published October 18, 2016


  1. I love that you have listed Pomerado Hospital {Palomar} on here and as a birthing center {they do have laboring tubs ?}. Dr. Cobb and the nurses there provided me with the best natural birthing experience I believe I could have had in a hospital environment. Any other hospital would have sent me off to the OR for a c-section, but Dr. Cobb and the nurses knew my natural birth goals and helped me make it happen after a 72-hour labor {most of it at home}. They heavily supported breastfeeding and all of my other wishes regarding vernix left intact, newborn procedures, etc. I cannot say enough great things about my experience there and, of course, Dr. Cobb is the BEST!!


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