Pregnancy & Birth 

Personalized & Compassionate Maternity Care 

Find support from a friendly team dedicated to you and your baby’s well-being, safety and comfort. Trust Palomar Health for personalized care throughout your pregnancy and birth experience.



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Comprehensive Services

When you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you want access the highest quality maternity care near your home. Each year, approximately 6,000 babies in San Diego County are born at Palomar Health’s two birthing centers. Here, we are proud to offer the services that match the birth experience of your choice, offering personalized care in:
  • Prenatal care and screenings – Checkups and testing services to help you have the healthiest possible pregnancy and treat or prevent potential problems 
  • Labor and delivery care – Dedicated birth centers in Escondido and Poway offering personalized labor, delivery and postpartum care in birthing “suites”
  • Neonatal intensive care – Specialized care for premature or ill newborns in Level II neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) with advanced technology
  • Breastfeeding services – Lactation education and support in one-on-one or group settings and rental of breastfeeding supplies
  • Classes and events – Pregnancy, newborn care and new parent classes and support groups

Welcoming Your Baby

The birth of your baby is one of life’s most precious and intimate moments, and we work to make every moment special by customizing your birth experience with support from Palomar Health—a hospital known for compassionate care in quiet, family-friendly birth centers. Rest assured our expert staff will follow your birth plan, only doing otherwise if medically needed.
 

Find the Right Doctor for You

You and your chosen specialist will lead your maternity care team. Call 858-247-0102 or search online to find the right provider for you.
 

Your Expert Care Team

We want to make sure you have the birth experience you planned. To make sure that happens, our medical professionals partner with you, get to know you, listen and provide support, so you have the smoothest possible pregnancy and delivery. Depending on your unique needs, your team may include:
  • Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist (OB-GYN) – Doctor with specialized training to care for women during pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Certified lactation consultant – Breastfeeding expert who provides education and support
  • Registered nurses – Caregivers certified in labor and delivery, fetal monitoring, mother-baby care, neonatal intensive care and other specialties
  • Perinatologist, or maternal fetal medicine specialist – Obstetrician (OB) who cares for women during high-risk pregnancies
  • Interpreter – Professional who helps you talk to your care team if you speak a language other than English

Feel peace of mind that, if needed, your baby can get care from additional specialists, such as a neonatologist. A neonatologist is a pediatrician who cares for babies in a NICU.
 

Award-Winning Hospitals

Take advantage of care that stands out in the nation for meeting high patient satisfaction and safety standards. Palomar Health holds high scores from Press Ganey because our providers:
  • Answer your questions and listen to any concerns
  • Keep our facilities clean and comfortable
  • Quickly respond when you need assistance
  • Provide health education
  • Protect your privacy
  • Treat you and your loved ones with respect and courtesy

Expect exceptional care during vaginal and cesarean births because Palomar Health holds Blue Distinction Center recognition for maternity services from BlueCross BlueShield and meets obstetrics quality standards set by BETA Healthcare Group.


Learn more about our awards and accreditations.
 

Your Baby’s Birth Certificate

If your child was born at Palomar Health, visit San Diego County’s website to order your child’s birth certificate.
 

Contact Us

Call 858-247-0102 to learn more about our health care services or schedule a guided birth center tour.

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