Our dedicated staff is here to help you prepare for your delivery in advance so that you feel ready when the time comes to have your baby. Below is a recommended pre-delivery check list. If possible, please have these items completed no later than the early part of your third trimester.

Schedule a hospital maternity tour

Before your hospital stay, you are encouraged to attend a tour to experience our accommodations and services first-hand. Find a free tour of your hospital and register online, or call (713) 222-CARE to register by phone.

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 memorialhermann.org/parenting-classes or call (713) 222-CARE.

Pre-register for your hospital stay

Pre-registering from the comfort of your home is easy and will save you time. Pre-registration for childbirth is required before your admission for delivery and should be completed prior to the 28th week of pregnancy.

After you have submitted your pre-registration form, you should also complete the following:

  • Complete and sign the necessary consent forms in person at the Memorial Hermann hospital campus you selected to have your delivery
  • Please bring a valid Identification and Insurance Card

For more information about childbirth pre-registration, reach out to the Memorial Hermann hospital campus you selected to have your delivery:

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

Discuss your birth plan

It is recommended that you discuss your birth plan with your physician prior to your arrival to the hospital for delivery.

Select a pediatrician

It is highly recommended to select your baby’s pediatrician prior to delivery. Children’s Memorial Hermann has affiliated pediatrician practices across the Greater Houston Area.

For assistance finding a pediatrician, visit Memorial Hermann Find a Doctor or call (713) 222-CARE. Please call the office of the pediatrician you select to verify that he or she is accepting new patients.

Packing for the hospital

In the third trimester of your pregnancy, it is helpful to begin making a list and gathering the items you will need to take with you to the hospital. Below is a list of suggested items you may want to pack and bring with you for your hospital stay. Please do not bring jewelry, excessive cash, credit cards or other valuables to the hospital.

For You:

  • Identification: Both patient and partner or support person must bring government-issued photo identification
  • Pre-registration paperwork and your insurance card
  • A list of prescription medications you are currently taking and their dosage
  • Cell phone and extended length cord charger is recommended
  • Lip balm for use during labor
  • Toiletries and personal items that make you feel at home, such as: hair brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, eye glasses, contact lens supplies, deodorant, face wash, body wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, head bands or pony tail holders, etc.
  • Items that help you relax or feel more comfortable – your favorite music, your special pillow, a body pillow, etc.
  • Comfortable pajamas or loungewear
  • Robe, slippers and socks
  • Nursing bras and/or comfortable bras
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes to wear home
  • Limited amount of money for parking, meals and snacks
  • Baby book for your newborn’s footprints
  • Video camera, camera, iPad or similar tablet, and chargers – Many patients want to take photos with their newborns after the delivery. We politely request that you follow our policy of respecting each mother’s privacy and not allowing photo or video recordings of the actual delivery. Please also check with your obstetrician regarding his or her policy regarding photography and video.

For Your Partner or Support Person:

  • A change of clothes
  • Nutritious snacks and beverages
  • Toiletries and personal items needed
  • Cell phone, charger, and any chargers needed for personal electronics

For Your Baby:

  • A going home outfit – a sleeper with legs makes it easier to buckle an infant into their car seat
  • A lightweight baby blanket
  • An approved infant rear-facing car seat – Please review the owners’ manuals for your infant car seat and your vehicle to ensure your infant car seat is properly installed.

Contact Us


Thank you for contacting Memorial Hermann. We have received your inquiry, and a team member will contact you soon.

If you need more immediate assistance, please call us at (713) 222-CARE.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.