Maternity & Newborn Care
Childbirth EMMI Program
Private Labor & Delivery Rooms
Houston Methodist offers a unique environment in which you will experience labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum in the same private room. The LDRP environment lessens anxieties to the mother and family by eliminating the need to move from room to room, and it also encourages mother-baby bonding from the first breath. We welcome family participation and support during your stay.
Houston Methodist caters to the comfort of you and your family. We encourage and support an environment of early family bonding and focus on patient-centered care and comfort.
Standard room amenities include:
- Jacuzzi tub
- Rocking or gliding chair
- Sleep sofa/chair for significant other
- TV with cable, CD player
- Wireless Internet access
- Special, well-balanced menu and snacks
Houston Methodist also offers VIP Suites for mothers who want extra pampering during their stay. The eloquently appointed suites offer the same amenities as the standard room, as well as a complimentary in-room formal meal from our international culinary chefs for the mother and significant other, a refrigerator and DVD player. In-room massage therapy and salon services are available upon request.
Breast Feeding Support
Breast feeding is a special time between mother and baby, but it can take time for you to establish. Houston Methodist Hospital is designated as a Texas Ten Step Hospital by the Texas Department of State Health Services which means that Houston Methodist encourages breast feeding as the preferred method of feeding newborns and infants. Houston Methodist is also a Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services and promotes breast feeding in our workplace and in our community.
Certified lactation consultants and breast feeding educators are available to support breast feeding mothers. The nursing staff is also very well trained to assist mothers with breast feeding.
Breast Feeding at Home
We encourage breast feeding in the home and when you return to work. Our lactation consultants are available to answer your questions and ease concerns after you leave the hospital. Call us at 713-441-1683 for support, answers to your questions and additional resources on breast feeding equipment and accessories.
Baby’s First Photo and Online Nursery
Houston Methodist offers you the opportunity to capture your baby’s first photo to share it with family and friends. For security reasons, the Web Nursery is restricted to authorized individuals and is accessible only by password.