Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Labor and Delivery at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
All in-person prenatal classes, hospital tours and outpatient support groups are canceled until further notice. Many of these programs are available via live webinar, including our prenatal classes and support groups.
Delivering more babies than anywhere else in San Diego.
Birthing is not a business — it's an experience that we're honored to be a part of. And as a hospital dedicated solely to women and newborns, we strive to build the delivery journey you deserve.
We know that labor is a life event built around discretion, and shared with those who you choose. That's why all of our labor and delivery suites are private with their own bathrooms.
Support for your personal birthing choices.
Birthing balls. Breathing techniques. Massage. Our teams are trained in a variety of natural delivery methods. Hoping for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)? When deemed safe, our specialists will talk through the benefits and risks. And for parents opting to save cord blood, we have partnered with StemCyte, the nation's leader in collection and banking.
Confidence and peace of mind.
We have state-of-the-art facilities, nationally known specialists and Southern California's largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Plus, we provide advanced care for women experiencing high-risk pregnancy.
And while we can't promise a painless labor, know that we're at the top in our field in easing it. Our anesthesiologists use cutting-edge continuous epidural infusion techniques, and their patient pain relief controls give you oversight on your experience.
Treatment doesn't end with delivery.
Our dedicated teams cater to new moms and infants. We provide the support, education and confidence needed to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. And our special cesarean recovery unit keeps mom and baby together during the important first hours of life.
Delivering at Sharp Mary Birch?
To start, you'll need to fill out a maternity preadmission form. If you don't have a form from your doctor, you can fill out our maternity preadmission form online. And consider filling out our birth plan worksheet to detail your labor and delivery wishes.
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Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns Labor and Delivery
San Diego, CA 92123
Sharp Mary Birch
We feature all private patient rooms. Babies "room-in" with their mothers to improve bonding and breastfeeding.
Every patient room is private, with a spa-like bathroom.
Mothers in labor are evaluated in our Triage department.
Family-centered care in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our Women's Acute Care Unit offers surgery for hysterectomy, and treatment for a variety of conditions, including endometriosis and fibroids.
The iconic Sharp Mary Birch stork
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View doctors specializing in obstetrics/gynecology in San Diego.
Dr. Daniela Meshkat
"My goal is to provide the best patient care that I can, encompassing all women's health needs."
Dr. Maria Castillo
"I work to provide patients with the opportunity to take an active role in their care with an individualized treatment plan."
Dr. Gayatri Chhatre
"I provide the highest level of quality service by developing a collaborative relationship with my patient."
Dr. Andrea Journagin
"The Sharp Experience means exceeding patients' expectations by providing the highest quality women's health care possible."
Dr. Ariel Shuckett
"The Sharp Experience signifies a warm and fostering environment that delivers exceptional patient care."
Dr. Kristin Engorn
"The Sharp Experience means that we strive to maximize physical health, tools for continued success and general well-being."
Dr. Craig Saffer
"Nothing compares with the joy of assisting during the birth of a child. It's an honor to share such an important part of a patient's life."
Dr. Peter Dietze, Jr.
"I strive to meet and exceed expectations, as well as provide optimal care in a caring, compassionate manner."