At Memorial Hermann Health System, our Obstetrics (OB) Emergency Center provides emergency care to obstetrics patients across several of our campuses. The OB Emergency Center is a dedicated emergency department designed to provide specialized care to obstetrics patients, ensuring they receive the care they need in a safe and efficient manner. Not every hospital in Houston has an OB Emergency Center, which is why Memorial Hermann is proud to offer this important service to our patients.

Memorial Hermann locations with an OB Emergency Center include:

Safe Delivery

Having a dedicated emergency department for obstetrics patients is critical for the safety of both the mother and the baby. Obstetric emergencies can be complex and require specialized training and expertise.

Our OB Emergency Center staff includes affiliated obstetricians, nurses and other medical professionals who are trained to handle emergencies in obstetrics patients. They have the specialized knowledge and resources to provide high-quality care in an emergency. With the OB Emergency Center, our patients can have peace of mind knowing they have access to advanced, personalized care.

Easily Find Your OB Emergency Center

We understand that during an emergency, time is of the essence. That's why we have made it easy for our patients and visitors to find an OB Emergency Center, integrated within our Labor and Delivery Department, to provide specialized care quickly and when they need it most.

Each hospital has clear signage and other visual cues to help patients and visitors navigate to the OB Emergency Center. Our wayfinding system is designed to make the process as stress-free as possible so patients can focus on getting the care they need.

When the OB Emergency Center Is Needed: Warning Signs to Watch

Specialists at the OB Emergency Center are there to provide you with the urgent care you need in case an emergency arises during your pregnancy. Our OB Emergency Center is dedicated to obstetrics patients, who will receive the care they need from experienced professionals.

There are certain warning signs you should be aware of during pregnancy that may indicate an emergency. These include vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, decreased fetal movement, headache, high blood pressure and contractions that occur before 37 weeks. View a list of urgent material warning signs »

If you experience any of these warning signs, it's important to seek immediate care at an OB Emergency Center. Early intervention is critical for positive outcomes, and our staff is trained to handle emergencies that may arise.

Receive Pregnancy Support

We offer high-risk pregnancy resources that provide additional information to help patients navigate their pregnancies and receive high-quality care. We believe in providing our patients with the resources to help them have safe and healthy pregnancies and deliveries.

At Memorial Hermann, we are here each step of the way, providing relevant content and resources that patients may find helpful, such as live and online classes, community events, and support groups, including:

  • Maternity Tours
  • Family-Focused Parent Education
  • Childbirth Education
  • Infant Care for New Parents
  • Big Brothers and Sisters Classes

Find an in-person or virtual class and register online, or call (713) 222-CARE  to register by phone.

Click here to find a Memorial Hermann provider, and if you have any questions, please reach out to our Memorial Hermann Women’s and Children’s Services.

Contact Us

  • Women’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center: (713) 242-2948
  • Women’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center: (713) 897-2380
  • Women’s Services at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital: (713) 704-5437
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital: (346) 231-4545
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital: (713) 867-3355
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital: (281) 644-7383
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital: (281) 540-7975
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital: (281) 929-4457
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital: (713) 456-5228
  • Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital: (281) 725-5300

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