Houston Methodist Childbirth Centers

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Houston Methodist Childbirth centers focus on childbirth, providing prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum and neonatal care with advanced neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) to care for high-risk newborns.

We offer obstetric services in a welcoming, family centered environment that include: 
  • Private birthing suites 
  • Cesarean section (C-section) and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) suites
  • Around-the-clock anesthesia services
  • Ob-gyns and emergency care doctors
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Newborn nurseries
  • Birthing nurses
  • Pain relief options 
  • Specialized high-risk pregnancy care
  • NICUs and neonatal nurses
  • Newborn services and screenings
  • Infant security
  • Postpartum care and education
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Baby’s first photo and online nursery

An existing medical condition or multiple births may require a C-section. Doctors perform C-sections when difficulties in labor create concern about the baby or mother. 

Mothers who previously delivered by C-section may give birth vaginally with VBAC. Your doctor will tell you whether you are able to deliver by VBAC and provide a list of childbirth centers that can accommodate you.

Our neonatal intensive care units include the most advanced equipment and are staffed by highly skilled neonatologists, pediatricians and nurses who provide premature babies and infants the latest treatments. We have access to pediatric specialists, including cardiologists, neurologists, infectious disease doctors and ophthalmologists — all who offer expert care.

Infant Security 

Our security precautions and trained staffs will protect your infant. Employees wear pink identification badges. Other measures include:
  • Baby and parent identification bands
  • Baby transponders to monitor infants
  • Baby footprinting and photographs
  • Secured nursery entries
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Confidential patient information — birth information is not released to outside entities

Breastfeeding

We encourage breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding newborns and infants. Breastfeeding can boost your baby’s immunity and enhance the bond between mother and child.

Certified lactation consultants are available five days a week to help mothers learn to breastfeed. Our nurses also can assist breastfeeding mothers. 

Additionally, we offer breastfeeding and other childbirth classes.

Discharge Planning

We recommend moms remain at our childbirth centers at least 24 hours after a vaginal birth and 72 hours after a cesarean birth to ensure you and your baby are healthy and ready to go home.

TREATMENT LOCATIONS

Our doctors at Houston Methodist specialize in childbirth at the following convenient locations: