THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (August 13, 2014)

Women’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 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 greater Houston to offer the free, electronic service.

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.

“We were so excited to use Biovideo to help us capture the birth of our fourth child, Samuel,” said Women’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands patient Lindsay Huseman. “When the big moment arrived, it was so nice that we didn’t have to remember to pack the camera and charger. We got to sit back and enjoy the special moments while Biovideo did all the work for us.”

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.

“Biovideo did a tremendous job compiling a tasteful and beautiful video,” added Huseman. “My favorite moment was when my three other children arrived and got to meet their baby brother. Our photographer captured some beautiful family photos in the moment. We are so happy we have the video and pictures that will be with us forever.”

A recognized leader in women’s services, Biovideo is just one of many amenities offered to families at Women’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. 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 “single room maternity care.” This “Rooming-In” allows mothers to have their babies with them 24 hours a day, with care and support given by a mother/baby nurse. This type of nursing care has been shown to promote bonding and attachment through more opportunities for education and support. Parents leave the hospital more confident in their parenting and infant care skills.

To learn more about the women’s services offered at Women’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, click here.