Comprehensive Maternity Services

Long before a baby is born, Palomar Health is ready to meet the needs of the mother-to-be and her family. Our comprehensive approach to expert care for both mother and baby includes:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pregnancy and Support Groups
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care


Palomar Health Family Friendly Birth Centers

Our Birth Centers at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway provide comprehensive maternity care services that cover your needs from pregnancy to delivery, to baby's arrival at home. Our Birth Centers combine labor, delivery, recovery and newborn care in beautifully decorated rooms. In addition, caesarean-section births are part of our routine services.

Each year approximately 6,000 babies in San Diego County are born at Palomar Health’s two birth centers. And while most deliveries take place without complication, it is our belief that the finest resources and state-of-the-art care should always be available for mother and child during this momentous event.

It is our goal to provide a family-friendly environment at both Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway, where state-of-the-art obstetrical units blend modern technology and comfortable, home-like furnishings. These birthing suites allow for a family-focused experience, with expert staff ensuring optimum care.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Advanced Infant Care

While most deliveries go smoothly, the availability of a nearby Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is reassuring. Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway haveLevel II NICUs for the care of newborns who are seriously ill and need the advantage of experienced pediatric hospitalists, neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners. To support our more fragile newborns, or neonates, we provide advanced equipment for ventilation and monitoring of infants, including pre-term babies.

Learn More about Palomar Health’s Birth Centers

Palomar Health’s Birth Center units are staffed with a team of board-certified obstetricians/gynecologists, a perinatologist, neonatologist, and specially trained nurses. Our team provides expert clinical care and a range of services at the following locations:

Palomar Medical Center Escondido Birth Center

  • Labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) rooms
  • High risk inpatient and outpatient pregnancy care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Certified lactation consultants
  • Bilingual staff or translator
  • Birth Preparation Classes
  • Tours

Palomar Medical Center Poway Birth Center

  • Private labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) rooms
  • High risk inpatient care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Certified lactation consultant
  • Bilingual staff or translator
  • Birth preparation classes
  • Tours

Guided Tours Available

Visit our Birthing Centers and new babies! For a guided tour of our Birthing Centers, please call at 800.628.2880