Specialists Caring for Your Baby
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 delivery, you will be transferred to the Mother-Baby Unit where you’ll enjoy our family-centered care. We practice couplet care, allowing you and your newborn to remain together throughout your stay.
Through Mother-Baby care, you and your baby will be cared for by the same nurse in the comfort and convenience of your own room. Our top-notch nursing staff is NRP (neonatal resuscitation provider)-certified and provide personalized care for your baby at your bedside. Mother-Baby nursing promotes bonding and attachment between mother and baby by offering the education and support your family needs to welcome the new baby into your lives and routines. As a result, baby is happy, and you, the new family, leave the hospital more confident in your parenting and infant care skills.
A Mother Baby Discharge Class is taught to help you and your partner get additional information on care for yourself and your baby before you leave the hospital.
We take infant security and safety very seriously, and all hospital staff have been trained in infant security measures. Our highly sophisticated monitoring system makes it very difficult for anyone to take your baby off the floor. As a parent, you play an important role in infant security. Hospital employees will identify themselves verbally, and those who care for your baby wear a special ID badge. If someone appears improperly identified, you should question him or her and call your nurse for assistance before allowing that person to care for your baby.
We offer complimentary 24 hour access to the Newborn Channel, which is a network available in English and Spanish that talks about all aspects of newborn and mother care.
The opportunity to have professional photos taken of your newborn is offered to all new parents. Photos are typically taken the day you and your baby go home.
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.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Whether your child is born prematurely or suffers from a medical condition, the experts at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are ready to provide the very best possible care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The unit is staffed by specially trained physicians and nurses who are specialized in treating premature infants.
Registering for Your Delivery at Southeast
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.
On the Memorial Hermann Web site:
You may pre-register for childbirth online by following these steps:
- Under Childbirth, select Memorial Hermann Southeast.
- Click on the Pre-Register button on the right.
- Complete the online form and click the Submit button (please print a copy for your records).
- A hospital representative will call before the scheduled procedure to review the information submitted. If a hospital representative has not contacted you two weeks prior to your delivery date, please call admitting at 281.929.4198 to ensure all necessary items have been submitted.
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.
Classes and Other Services
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.
General Visiting Guidelines/Hours
We allow up to three adults at the patient’s bedside at any given time, including delivery. One adult may accompany the patient to the operating room for a cesarean section unless general anesthesia is used. Sibling visitation, of any age, is allowed unless the patient is in active labor.
Congratulations on the Birth of your New Little Texan
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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77089