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.

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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.

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A Memorable and Positive Childbirth Experience

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.

Excellence in Obstetric Anesthesia Care

The affiliated team at the Women’s Center is committed to improving the health and wellness of all women and their babies. With our partners in the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, the Women’s Center earned the Center of Excellence designation from the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) in 2022. This achievement is awarded in recognition of excellence in obstetric anesthesia care.

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.

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The Women's Center Amenities

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:

Private Rooms

Maximize intimacy, minimize disruptions and help make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Soothing Surroundings

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.

Large Bathrooms

Maximum ease and convenience for new and expectant mothers.

Valet Parking

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

The Women’s Center at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

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Resources for Parents and Families

Family-Focused Parent Education

Memorial Hermann is committed to engaging families and equipping parents with tools and important co-parenting skills to improve family functioning. Join a Memorial Hermann course facilitator and other parents online for interactive sessions to better prepare yourself to be an involved, engaged, and positive co-parent and partner. Separate sessions are offered for moms and for dads at no charge, and can be taken as desired.

Session topics for all single/married moms and dads include:

  • Promoting mental, emotional, physical health, and family connectedness.
  • Building and improving family functioning.
  • Applying strategies and tools to increase healthy self-care practices.
  • Improving self-awareness of past and present family factors.
  • Developing healthy communication and conflict management skills.
  • Understanding strategies and techniques to overcome stress as a parent.
  • Identifying early warning signs of Post-Partum Depression (PPD)

See full schedule of available sessions in English or Spanish at or call (713) 222-CARE.

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:

  • Caring for Yourself Postpartum
  • Changes After Birth
  • Feeding Your Newborn
  • Breastfeeding
  • Caring for Your Newborn
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Safe Sleeping Environment
  • And More

Visit our Women's Health & Maternity webpage for more educational resources.

Patient Stories

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    Expecting Emory: A Mother's Journey Through Pregnancy, COVID-19, and Recovery

    October 23, 2023

    This was the case for Jessica Harris-Wiltz, 38, when she became pregnant in 2019. Little did she know that her pregnancy would take place during the global COVID-19 pandemic and lead to a life-threatening situation for her and her baby during an already high-risk pregnancy.

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    Maggie’s Story: Seeking Out Highly Specialized Care for Placenta Accreta

    January 17, 2023

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    Kayla’s Story: Overcoming Health Challenges and a High-Risk Pregnancy

    September 12, 2022

    Kayla’s pregnancy was considered high risk because she had several pre-existing medical conditions including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Since she had gastric sleeve surgery, that also elevated h...

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    April 14, 2022

    Almost 4 years after her daughter, Sutton, was born, Joymesha Jones recalls her pregnancy, along with its challenges, like it was yesterday. As a 35-year-old expectant mother, her first and second trimesters flew by right on track. She knew about the potential risks due to her weight, but o...

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    Improving the Long-Term Outcomes for Expectant Mothers With Pregnancy Related Complications

    April 4, 2022

    During Black Maternal Health Week, we want to spotlight Ronnie Fisher, who despite several challenges throughout her pregnancy, had a safe delivery and recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl into this world.

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    Pregnant Mother Placed on Bedrest at 14 Weeks Delivers Twin Rainbow Babies at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

    April 14, 2019

    After a heartbreaking loss of her first baby at 19 weeks’ gestation in 2017, Tonjanic Hill, 31, was excited but apprehensive when she became pregnant again two years later…with not one baby, but two! She understood that it wouldn’t be an easy road, and in her second trimester, ...

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  • Sailors Family

    Pregnant after 40: Jennifer’s Story

    January 8, 2018

    As fall of 2011 approached, Jennifer Sailors was 40 years old and in the prime of her life. Between working and having a family, Jennifer was busy, but she was used to that. Then one day, she realized she was feeling run-down. “I thought, gosh I’m really tired,” she remembers. &...

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  • Elizabeth Andrew

    Lizzy’s NICU Stay: The Bright Spot in a Dark Cloud

    December 7, 2017

    Meghann had planned a natural home birth for her first child, Elizabeth Caroline (“Lizzy”). When she started having abdominal pains at 23 weeks, her midwife ordered lab tests that came back normal. A week before Lizzy was born on January 18, 2013, severe abdominal pain sent Meghann to...

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  • Mackenzie Wysong

    Mackenzie's Story: A Ray of Sunshine

    Mackenzie Wysong’s positive attitude and cheery outlook make the difference in how she approaches life and its challenges.

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Hermann Pavilion 5th floor
Houston, TX 77030

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