Mother and Infant Care at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital

Have peace of mind at one of the nation's best hospitals to have a baby.

Private Room
Newly remodeled private rooms make Sharp Mary Birch a comfortable place for families to welcome their new baby.

At Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, we are proud to be San Diego's only hospital dedicated to women's care.

Why Choose Sharp Mary Birch's Mother and Infant Care Services?

  • Each year, more than 8,000 babies enter the world in the family-centered care environment at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
  • We offer the best combination of technology, medical services and the healing arts

Mother and Infant Care Programs and Services

Around-the-Clock Physician Care
Sharp Mary Birch is staffed by anesthesiologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, maternal-fetal specialists and neonatologists 24 hours a day.

Cord Blood Banking
Sharp HealthCare has partnered with StemCyte, the leader in cord blood collection and banking, to provide this important service to our patients.

Labor and Delivery
The state-of-the-art labor and delivery department at Sharp Mary Birch provides quality care to pregnant women and their families from pre-birth testing, labor assessment, delivery and recovery. To learn more, please read Labor and Delivery.

Mother's Milk Depot
Southern California's only breast milk repository, Mother's Milk Depot, provides breast milk for premature babies and others in need. The milk is donated by carefully screened, healthy nursing mothers and pasteurized at the Mothers' Milk Bank at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif.

Outpatient Lactation Services
Breastfeeding can sometimes be challenging after you arrive home. Our board-certified lactation consultants can help you and your family to have a more successful breastfeeding experience. We are available for one-on-one assistance after you leave the hospital. You, your partner and new baby can visit our outpatient lactation clinic open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Sharp Mary Birch. Please call 858-939-4127 for more information on fees and scheduling.

Prenatal Testing
For mothers that need special testing during pregnancy, the Prenatal Diagnostic Center is available for sonograms, non-stress and contraction stress testing, as well as other vital tests and genetic counseling.

Special Touches
During your stay, you will enjoy the following conveniences:

Welcoming the New Arrival
A diverse team, including clinical specialists, social workers and clergy, are available to you after the birth of your baby. Our nurses are skilled at helping new moms learn how to breastfeed, and when extra help is needed, a certified lactation consultant can provide support. A comprehensive education program, including a "Going Home" class prepares mothers to care for their babies at home.

Additional Services
For mothers with health care needs beyond pregnancy — such as cardiac problems — advanced care is provided at Sharp Memorial Hospital, which is directly connected to Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. If your newborn needs advanced surgical care, Children's Hospital and Health Center is a short distance away through a connecting passage.

Mother and Infant Care Location

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
3003 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
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For More Mother and Infant Care Information

To learn more about mother and infant care at Sharp, visit Pregnancy and ChildbirthNewborn Babies and Newborn Nutrition. For help in finding a physician who is affiliated with Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.