Modern care is part of every aspect of labor and delivery at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land.
The comforting environment includes:
- Labor-and-delivery nurses, dedicated to your care during the birthing process
- Nurses who are trained breast-feeding experts
- Anesthesiology available 24 hours a day
- A "couplet care" model so that mother and baby are cared for together
- A Level II nursery providing 24-hour neonatal coverage
Our private labor and delivery rooms feature superior quality in addition to amenities for convenience and comfort. After your delivery, you’ll enjoy our Family Life Center where you and your newborn will receive individualized nursing care. Other services include:
- Level II-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Physician-administered anesthesiology
Women's and Children's Services Resources
High Risk Pregnancy Clinic
You can rest assured that The Birthing Center at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is prepared for both routine births and high-risk pregnancies.
Our caring staff is trained to care for all childbirth needs, including high-risk obstetrics. Should you need specialized care during your pregnancy, we offer a range of prenatal diagnostic testing and high-risk pregnancy services. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land has partnered with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to provide a Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic on campus. Services available to high-risk obstetrical patients include:
- Prenatal testing
- Genetic consultation
- Pre-pregnancy counseling
- Specialized fetal care
Please consult your OB/GYN physician to schedule any maternal-fetal medicine services you may require.
Diagnostic testing includes comprehensive and targeted fetal ultrasound, amniocentesis, fetal biophysical profile, non-stress tests, umbilical artery Doppler studies, DNA and enzyme analysis and specialized laboratory diagnostics.
Maternal-fetal medicine services are available during the week from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
For more information, please call (281) 725-5325.
Texas Ten Step Designation
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital was again designated as a Texas Ten Step facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Members of the perinatal staff at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital pictured left to right are nurses Megan Oggero, Margaret Cotlar, Melissa Brunke, Jennifer Bernhardt, Julie Fonseca, Ann Kingrey and Susan Isaac.
The program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred feeding method for newborns and infants. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land has been designated a Texas Ten Step facility since 2011. Based on the World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the program aims to assist birth facility’s support of breastfeeding mothers before, during, and after delivery. It also encourages them to identify breastfeeding resources for the mother after she is discharged, and assists facilities in improving on national performance measures such as the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Breastfeeding Report Card.
Learn About Postpartum Care
To help you be better prepared for what to expect, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land offers you a free booklet via download of A New Beginning, Your Personal Guide to Postpartum Care available anytime throughout your pregnancy or after. This booklet will help you understand how to care for yourself and your baby after birth. The more knowledge you have, the more likely you will approach your personal journey with confidence and a positive perspective. Topics include:
- Caring for Yourself Postpartum
- Changes After Birth
- Feeding Your Newborn
- Caring for Your Newborn
- Immunization Schedule
- Safe Sleeping Environment
- And More
Services Provided for Newborns
Newborn Hearing Screen
A newborn hearing screen helps detect possible hearing loss. It should be performed prior to hospital discharge by Pediatrix Medical Group. Early detection of hearing loss can lead to early intervention, such as hearing aids, if needed. Early intervention, by 6 months of age, can dramatically increase the quality of life for a child with hearing loss.
A trained screener will place three small pads (sensors), which are attached to a computer, on your baby. An earpiece is then placed over each ear. The computer sends a series of soft sounds equivalent to a whisper to each ear. When these sounds are played, the sensors measure your baby’s brain response to the sound and interpret how well your baby is able to hear them. A ‘pass’ or ‘did not pass’ (refer) result is recorded for each ear.
If your baby does not pass the screen in one or both ears, depending on hospital and state guidelines, recommendations may include an outpatient re-screen or a follow-up appointment with an audiologist to confirm or rule out hearing loss.
Concern for your baby’s hearing should not stop at birth. Hearing loss can develop months or even years later. If you have a family history of early childhood hearing loss, we recommend another hearing screen between 3 and 6 months of age. Always consult with your baby’s doctor for specific recommendations.