Serving women in the community is a top priority for us as a leading obstetric hospital, and our labor and delivery unit provides mom and baby with a full range of specialized, comfortable care, including high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care within the same facility.
As a Level IV Maternal Facility, which denotes the highest level of care as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides comprehensive care for both mom and baby. Our affiliated team provides care for pregnant and postpartum patients with low-risk conditions to the most complex issues as well as high-quality care for their babies. With the capability to provide cardiovascular and neuroscience specialty services as well as on-site access to a comprehensive range of medical and maternal subspecialists, patients are cared for by teams with expertise in caring for highly complex maternal patients throughout their labor and delivery journey.
Over 4,400 babies are delivered at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital each year. Private, state-of-the art labor and delivery suites feature superior clinical equipment, in addition to amenities for your convenience and comfort. The staff is trained to care for all childbirth needs.
There is nothing more exciting than the birth of a baby. At Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, it’s our goal to make every childbirth experience as memorable and positive as possible. Our private, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms feature advanced equipment and amenities for convenience and comfort. Our caring staff is trained to care for all childbirth needs including high-risk obstetrics.
Prepared for Any Situation
A maternal-fetal medicine specialist from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is on call 24/7 for fetal monitoring and ultrasound imaging. After delivery, patients enjoy our family-centered atmosphere with a rooming-in option for spending this special time with a loved one. For babies who require special care, the onsite Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital NICU is staffed with neonatologists, doctors who specialize in the care of complex newborns, and specially trained nurses.
The Best Nurses for Mom and Baby
Certified registered nurses work with some of the nation’s best doctors to ensure that every woman we serve has a memorable, positive childbirth experience. Our nurses have broad experience in high-risk, as well uncomplicated deliveries, and bring a unique level of expertise to expectant mothers and their families.
We also provide a full range of high-quality facilities, technologies and services for our patients.
At the Women’s Center, the obstetric anesthesia physicians from UTHealth Houston provide comprehensive, specialized care to patients, including those with high-risk obstetrical problems, to help keep moms and their babies safe and comfortable before, during and after delivery. The team also encourages patients and families to learn more about anesthesia care during the labor and delivery journey and recommends patients review educational resources available to them, including helpful brochures and flyers provided by SOAP as well as answers to common questions related to breastfeeding and anesthesia. Working together with nurses and physicians in related specialties, our affiliated team continues to strive to provide all patients with the best possible care.
In addition to superior clinical capabilities, the Women’s Center offers something else to expectant mothers: a feeling of warmth and compassion. It is at the heart of all that we do and can be seen everywhere. Our amenities include:
Maximize intimacy, minimize disruptions and help make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.
Muted beige tones, accented with blues and greens that combine to create a tranquil environment.
A Homelike Atmosphere
Comfortable, upholstered window seat for visitors.
Immediate Mother-Infant Bonding
We allow mothers and babies to spend time together right after delivery rather than requiring a four-hour separation, or transition period.
Maximum ease and convenience for new and expectant mothers.
Convenient valet service until 9 p.m. (After 9 p.m. patients can be dropped off at the emergency center and will be brought by wheelchair to the Women’s Center.)
Labor and Delivery Services
35 beautifully appointed modern labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites
A special maternity unit that provides testing and monitoring – including ultrasound – during pregnancy
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Lactation support and consultation
Nutrition and educational guidance
Childbirth education & infant care classes
Intensive and emergency care for infants
Resources for Parents and Families
Family-Focused Parent Education
Memorial Hermann’s Fatherhood Initiative offers a 12-week course with separate education classes for mothers and fathers to learn co-parenting fundamentals. The fathers’ classes are designed to help fathers share experiences and learn skills to help each father be the best parent he can be. The mothers’ classes are designed for mothers to learn more about the benefits of co-parenting, share experiences, and gather tools to foster a good co-parenting relationship.
Sign up for Educational Classes for Parents and Families
Memorial Hermann offers a full range of educational resources for expectant parents, including live and online classes, community events, and support groups to enhance your experience and help prepare you for the joys of parenthood.
We provide classes for new parents and refresher courses for current parents on childbirth education, newborn care, breastfeeding, infant CPR, and related topics. In addition, we offer classes for other family members, including grandparents and siblings, to provide opportunities for learning and support. Find an in-person or virtual class and register online, or call (713) 222-CARE to register by phone.
Learn More About Postpartum Care
To help you be better prepared for what to expect, Children's Memorial Hermann Women's Center offers you a free booklet via download of Your Guide to Postpartum and Newborn 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:
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