KATY, TEXAS (June 13, 2014)

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital now offers new parents the personal, private opportunity to capture and preserve their baby’s first moments of life on video.

With more than 25,000 births every year, Memorial Hermann was the first in Houston to offer this free, electronic service.

“We believe this new service is a great way for parents to relax and focus on their new baby, and not on their cameras,” said Linda Salter, director of women’s and children’s services at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. “Parents have already told us they are excited to have such an expert product to show friends and family.”

Courtesy of Memorial Hermann’s partner, Biovideo®, each family receives a fully customized video capturing the highlights of a newborn’s arrival. Following strict guidelines with a clear understanding of the medical components, a professional team of digital photographers unobtrusively films precious moments and emotions documenting the mother’s first minutes with the baby and the baby’s introduction to the rest of the family.

“The Biovideo team was very warm and extremely flexible as they captured Violet's first moments in our arms and hearts,” said Memorial Hermann Katy patient and new mom Shawna Reeder. “We love the final product and can’t wait to show it to Violet when she’s older.”

As soon as a mom knows she is pregnant, she can register online with Biovideo® and start uploading prenatal photographs such as sonograms to a personal, password-protected profile. Both the video and still photos can be accessed by mom or dad on a secure webpage and shared via email or social media. If parents are interested in purchasing a hard copy of the video or downloading it, they can do so for a nominal fee.

A recognized leader in women’s services, Biovideo is just one of many amenities offered to families at Memorial Hermann Katy. The hospital features private labor-delivery-recovery suites with state-of-the-art clinical equipment, in addition to amenities for convenience and comfort. Additionally, patients enjoy family-centered care, which allows the Mom and baby to room-in together for bonding time, and also so Mom can learn baby care during her stay. To learn more about the women’s services offered at Memorial Hermann Katy, click here.