Birth of Your Baby Southeast
At Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, it is our goal to make every childbirth experience as memorable and positive as possible. Our private, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms feature superior quality, clinical equipment, in addition to amenities for convenience and comfort.
After your baby is born, you will be transferred from Labor and Delivery to your comfortable room on the Mother-Baby Unit. This Unit provides a warm, comfortable and quiet atmosphere that allows the bonding process to continue. Through "couplet care," you and your baby will be cared for by the same nurse in the comfort and convenience of your own room. We practice couplet care unless your baby needs the care of a specialized nurse. Our top-notch nursing staff is neonatal resuscitation provider (NRP) certified and provides personalized care for your baby at your bedside. Couplet care promotes bonding and attachment by offering the education and support your family needs to welcome the new baby into your lives and routines. The father or support person is also encouraged to get involved in the educational process and newborn care. Your nurse will assist you with feeding, bathing and any questions you may have on how to care for your baby. You will also receive instructions on your own personal care. As a result, the baby is happy and you will leave the hospital, with your new family, more confident in your parenting and infant care skills.
Memorial Hermann Southeast has partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to provide a Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic for high-risk pregnancies on campus. The antepartum unit is available for inpatient care for women experiencing complications with their pregnancy and who require 24 hour management prior to the delivery of their baby.
In an effort to help new mothers with breastfeeding, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital offers certified lactation counselors 7 days a week. Certified lactation counselors have advanced training in breastfeeding education, and also offers help in the feeding of high-risk infants. Our counselors can help you start and maintain breastfeeding, answer any questions, and provide additional emotional support. Please call 281-929-4117 or 281-929-6425 to speak to a lactation counselor if you are interested in learning more about breastfeeding your baby.
The Antepartum Unit is available for inpatient care for women experiencing complications with their pregnancy and who require 24-hour management and monitoring prior to delivery of their
baby. The Unit offers a full range of tests performed in pregnancy to monitor your baby’s heart rate and other signs of fetal well-being.
For your convenience, we offer two ways to register.
You may register in person at the Admitting Department located in the main lobby of the hospital. You should register by the seventh month of pregnancy. However, you may register as early in your pregnancy as you wish.
You may pre-register for childbirth online by following these steps:
Please discuss with your physician any pre-certification required by your insurance carrier. Hospital insurance coverage is separate from physician coverage. The staff will request payment for any co-payment or deductibles as identified by your insurance carrier. If you have any questions regarding your financial arrangement or insurance coverage, contact the Admitting Department at 281.929.4198.
Our prepared childbirth, newborn, sibling, infant CPR, and breastfeeding classes as well as tours of our maternity unit can be scheduled by calling 713.222.CARE (2273). These classes keep women in touch with others who share their concerns and with the healthcare providers they need.
They also provide women and their families with current information that will prepare them for childbirth and how to care for themselves and their babies. We can help provide important links to other hospital services, such as fitness, nutrition and stress management programs, physician information and mammography. For questions regarding available classes, please call 281.929.4117.
Memorial Hermann Southeast strives to encourage a family-centered environment for our patients and their loved ones. In the interest of safety for both
our pregnant and postpartum mothers and their babies, we must limit visitation to only three visitors at any given time. Any visitor under 18 years of age must be a big brother or big
sister of the newborn. Also, any adult visitors who are experiencing any flu-like symptoms
– including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue – may not visit a patient and will be asked to leave the unit by the nursing staff.
We offer “Snuggle & Snooze” because your rest is import to you and your baby. During “Snuggle & Snooze” time from 1 to 3 a.m. and p.m. we will limit visitors on the unit to provide a quiet atmosphere for you and your baby to rest.
Hospital Visitation hours end at 9 p.m.
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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77089