Memorial Hermann Northeast Patient Drop-OffWomen's services at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and resource services to meet the unique healthcare needs of women.

The Center, designed for women of childbearing age, provides convenient, coordinated healthcare, with an emphasis on family-centered care, trend-setting treatment and education for prevention.

We were the first Women's Center in the region to provide a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a neonatologist available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our Women's Center also is leading the way by providing minimally invasive surgery for many gynecologic conditions.

For more information, a physician referral or to schedule a visit, contact us at (713) 222-CARE.

Philosophy of Care

Women and their families need special and skillful encouragement throughout their whole life. We are dedicated to the highest standards of moral, ethical and professional conduct. We take the health of women in our community seriously and are strongly committed to providing the highest level of excellence in healthcare.

  • Family memories begin here.
  • Women's health care needs are unique and change throughout her lifetime.
  • Family-centered care is the focus of our philosophy.
  • By educating ourselves and our patients, we promote women's health and wellness.
  • Care is individualized to meet the unique cultural, spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the mother, infant and family.
  • Competent and compassionate healthcare team members support the family by:
    • Recognizing birth to be a unique, individualized, natural process
    • Recognizing that open communication between healthcare team members is critical
    • Committing to assist, counsel and care for expectant mothers, fathers and their families and to share with them the wonder of the birthing process
    • Providing a professional team of nurses who have continuous accountability for the family from admission to discharge, through labor, delivery and the postpartum recovery of the family

Labor and Delivery

Families and new moms feel at home in our comfortable, spacious birthing suites. Medically and technologically, the suites are state-of-the art and highly equipped. Our Infant Security System provides added protection and safety for our patients and families.

The Family Birth Center includes 13 state-of-the-art, private labor, delivery, recovery (LDR) rooms, in addition to superior quality clinical equipment, sleeper sofas, adjustable lighting and TV/VCR connection. We also offer an "online nursery." With your permission, a professional photographer will photograph your beautiful bundle, and the photo will be posted on our secure Web site, where you can direct family and friends.

In the event that you have a high-risk pregnancy and need to be hospitalized for an extended period of time before your baby is born, we also provide specialized high-risk antepartum care. We also help prepare you for the upcoming delivery of your child, so that you and your baby will achieve a healthy outcome.

Take a labor and delivery tour of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital

Family Centered Care

The birth of your baby represents the birth of a family as well. Your choice of where to deliver your baby is an important one. We recognize that this exciting time is filled with great expectations and many questions. We are dedicated to meeting your expectations with our state-of-the-art facilities and our experienced and committed staff.

Our Family Centered Care philosophy recognizes the importance of the new relationships and responsibilities that come with having a child. Our goal is to obtain the best possible healthy outcomes for all members of the family.

Childbirth Options

To help make your childbirth experience as comfortable as possible, Women Services offers a full range of pain management options, including epidural anesthesia.

Learn About Postpartum Care

To help you be better prepared for what to expect, Memorial Hermann Northeast offers you a free booklet via download of A New Beginning, Your Personal Guide to Postpartum 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

NICU

Our Women's Center offers convenient, high-level care. In the event that your baby needs special care, our facility includes Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) for infants as young as 28 weeks gestation.

A neonatologist (physician who specialize in the care of newborns) is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our neonatologists work in close coordination with the ob/gyn staff. Expert certified nursing staff provide Family Centered Care and encourages and support your involvement in the care of your baby.

Instruction on Kangaroo Care (a special skin to skin infant/parent bonding technique), Infant CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) are offered, free of charge, to all parents of NICU infants. Additional support services include: "Care by Parent" (where you stay and learn to care for your infant as you transition home), family lockers and lactation services.

In the event that your baby must be transferred, Memorial Hermann Life Flight, with a dedicated Neonatal Transport Team, is readily available. Our affiliation with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital provides for seamless care and access to the higher-level specialty services.

Gynecology Services

The Women's Center at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital offers comprehensive, specialized gynecology services that range from diagnosis and prevention to treatment and management. We combine state-of-the-art equipment and techniques with highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff to deliver patient-focused care that is sensitive to and respectful of the unique issues women face.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Our Women's Center is leading the way by providing minimally invasive surgery for many gynecologic conditions.

The benefits are many including a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less pain and scarring. Minimally invasive surgery requires the skill of a trained surgeon. Our specially trained doctors use these techniques to treat most conditions including:

  • Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Removal of uterine fibroids, cysts and polyps
  • Removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Repair of Pelvic organ prolapse (when a pelvic organ drops from its normal position)
  • Bladder repair for incontinence
  • Evaluation of irregular bleeding
  • Treatment of endometriosis (when the lining of the uterus grows on or around the pelvic organs

While traditional open procedures require several days in the hospital and a six-week recovery period, less invasive surgery allows women to return to their daily routine sooner. Women will spend not more than one night in the hospital and complete healing may take two to three weeks.

Additional Services

  • Consultations
  • Health screenings, including pap smears
  • Infertility treatment
  • Colposcopy, a diagnostic test designed to determine the cause of abnormalities in a pap smear
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, in which precancerous skin is removed from the cervix to allow normal tissue to grow back, reducing the chance of cancer
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Care for pre- and post-menopausal patients
  • Patient education
  • Bone densitometry

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