Prenatal Education

Find your care

If you are a new patient seeking prenatal care, please call 310-794-7274. If you are an established patient and need to reach labor and delivery, call 310-825-9111 for Westwood or 424-259-9250 for Santa Monica.

UCLA Health OBGYN & UCLA BirthPlace: Pregnancy Education

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Thank you for trusting UCLA Health with your pregnancy care. We look forward to supporting you and your family through every step of this exciting journey. It is our goal to provide safe, high-quality care for you, your newborn and your family.

Prenatal Education Materials

We are pleased to provide you with education for every stage of your pregnancy. These will help prepare you and your family for your pregnancy and the arrival of your baby. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your care team.

Before Your First Prenatal Visit

Your Pregnancy

Preparing for Labor and Delivery

What to Expect After Labor and Delivery

The BirthPlace Education Program

The BirthPlace offers a comprehensive education program to help improve your birthing experience and ease your transition to parenthood.

UCLA Health is committed to equitable care and helping you to reach your best health.

We want your birth to be a safe and empowering experience.

We will…

  • Treat you with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Work with you to learn how we can best support you. 
  • Give you clear information, using an interpreter if you would like one, so you understand your options and can make the choice that is right for you.  
  • Respect your values and personal boundaries. 
  • Respect your culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, functional needs, preferences, nationality, language and religion. 
  • Welcome and actively involve those you wish to include, such as family, friends and doula, as part of your team. 
  • Have trained chaperones to help make sure sensitive exams and procedures are done in a safe, comfortable and professional way. 

We invite you to let us know if we fail to meet these commitments. For more information, visit

Our skilled and caring team is committed to helping you have the best possible birth experience. UCLA Health offers obstetric care through a fully integrated BirthPlace program. Our locations include Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, both of which feature state-of-the-art, family-centered birthing and neonatal care programs. The BirthPlace at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center offers our integrated OBGYN/Midwifery program.

We also offer the most advanced, specialized obstetric and pediatric care. You will have access to world-class neonatologists (newborn-infant specialists), surgeons, anesthesiologists, medical intensivists (critical-care doctors) and support staff. UCLA Health has Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units, which is the highest level that can be held.

Thank you again for choosing UCLA Health for your care. We are honored to serve you during this important time in your family’s life!