Birth Center in Poway
Due to COVID-19, we are currently allowing one support person in the room with the patient. Everyone entering the hospital has a temperature check and is given a mask to wear while in the hospital. Currently it is up to the doctor to determine if the patient needs to be tested. For the support person, once the patient is admitted the support person will need to stay in the hospital, no in and out privileges. We recommend that they bring food and snacks, etc. The cafeteria is open, but we recommend that they stay in the room with the patient. We are constantly watching CDC recommendations and changing practice as needed, so keep in mind that things may change. You are always welcome to call the unit with questions as well at 442-281-2850.
Discover what it’s like to give birth at Palomar Medical Center Poway Birth Center, one of the best hospitals for obstetrics care in San Diego County.
Choose a comfortable, home-like birth center that offers:
Your Doctor – With You at Every Step
Get personalized care at the birth center from the same friendly doctor who has taken care of you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. Unlike hospitals where babies are delivered by whoever is available, your preferred doctor is likely the one who will be with you in the delivery room. Call (858) 247-0102 or search online to find the right provider for you.
Private Birthing Suites
Enjoy the privacy and comfort of having your own spacious labor/deliver/recovery (LDR) suite. You’ll conveniently stay in the same comfortable room throughout your entire birth experience.
Relax in a labor tub filled with warm water to help lessen pain and reduce stress. We offer laboring tubs right in the privacy of your suite.
Your Care Team
Rest assured you’ll receive exceptional care from a knowledgeable team who treats you like family. You and your baby will also each have a dedicated nurse who focuses on your well being throughout your time at the birth center.
Doulas are welcome to provide support and guidance during your stay at the birth center.
Invite Your Doula
Fetal monitoring allows your care team to monitor your baby’s heart rate and your contractions during labor. You'll be able to move around freely so you feel as comfortable as possible.
Wireless Fetal Monitoring
Rely on your care team to respect your wishes when it comes to visitors. Our staff will also make sure your loved ones are comfortable so they can provide you with support.
Your friends and family can visit the birth center at any time thanks to our open visitation policy. Only one visitor, who must be over age 16, may stay overnight. Comfortable sleeper chairs and pull-out sofas in the birth suites are available.
For your safety and the safety of your visitors, certain restrictions may be in place during flu season. Talk to your care team to learn more.
Enjoy a celebratory postpartum champagne toast and a nutritious meal after your birth. We offer delicious, healthy food and beverages from our room-service menu, and staff will bring them to you in the comfort of your suite.
Register to Deliver Your Baby
Fill out an online form, or download, complete and mail in the Palomar Medical Center Poway [PDF] form to register to give birth at Palomar Medical Center Poway.
Patient Story: A Doula Who Chose Poway Birth Center for Her Delivery
Read a story about two sisters who gave birth on the same day at Palomar Medical Center Poway Birth Center, and why they’re glad they chose the birth center.
Patient Story: Babies Born to Sisters on Same Day
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