Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Additional Services

Education and Support

As an expectant parent, you probably have a lot of questions. If you are already a parent, you may be wondering about your growing family. Fortunately, childbirth and breastfeeding educators at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital are here to help, before and after delivery.

Childbirth Classes

Childbirth classes are taught by a Registered Nurse and usually include a visit from a pediatrician and an anesthesiologist.

  • Topics discussed include:
    • Labor and delivery process
    • Post partum care
    • Breastfeeding
    • Infant care
  • Cost is $75/couple. Patients are encouraged to invite their support person to attend.
  • Classes are taught all day Saturday or two Sunday afternoons.
  • To register for the childbirth classes please call: 281.274.7077.
  • Class size is limited.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

Breastfeeding has been proven to have many benefits, including boosting your baby’s immunity and enhancing the bond between mother and child. For those moms who would like to learn how to breastfeed, the Birthing Center staff includes lactation consultants who will be happy to address all of your needs. If you have questions after you have been discharged from the hospital, please ask to speak to our lactation consultant by calling 281-274-7080.

Birthing Center Tour

A free tour of the birthing center, including the post- partum and nursery areas, is available for the expectant parents and family members. Expectant parents are given the opportunity to ask questions and to become more familiar with the hospital and the services provided.

Tours are available:

  • Fridays: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

No appointments are necessary. If these times are not convenient, call 281.274.7080 to schedule another time.

Please notify the information desk in the lobby of the main entrance of the hospital that you are interested in a birthing center tour.

Planning for Discharge

Having a baby is a family event and we find that most moms and babies are eager to go home as soon as possible. We recommend moms stay at least 24 hours after a vaginal birth and 72 hours after a Cesarean birth to maintain the following:

  • We want to make sure your baby is ready for the outside world (stable vital signs, temperature and ability to eat/nurse adequately).
  • The state requires certain tests be performed when the baby is 24 hours old.

The State of Texas requires that all infants be transported in a car seat when going home. Plan for transportation in advance with your family. Discharge time is 1 p.m. daily. Please bring an age-appropriate car seat to the hospital on the day the baby goes home.