Labor & Delivery

Houston Methodist provides prenatal, neonatal and maternity care. We offer support and education classes to help new parents provide the best possible care for their babies.

Our childbirth centers focus on the care and comfort of you, your family and your baby.

Our labor and delivery services include:
  • Ob-gyns and emergency care doctors
  • Private rooms
  • Birthing nurses — each mother is assigned a nurse, who is devoted to care for you throughout labor and delivery
  • Pain management — anesthesia may be an option, based on your wishes and your doctor’s recommendations
    • Epidural anesthesia — allows you to remain alert and involved in your baby’s delivery
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Neonatal nurses trained to care for critically ill newborns
  • Neonatologists and critical care staff — specially trained medical teams that monitor high-risk and premature babies 24 hours a day
  • Cesarean sections (C-sections)
  • Vaginal birth after cesareans (VBACs)
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Basic and advanced newborn care
  • Newborn screenings — a blood test to detect and treat more than two dozen conditions
  • Hearing screening services provided by audiologists
  • Lactation and breastfeeding consultants and classes
  • Postpartum
  • Parent education classes
  • Professional photographs of your baby
  • Around-the-clock access to maternity care units

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, who offer expert care.


Our physicians at Houston Methodist specialize in labor and delivery at the following convenient locations.