Childbirth Center at West Hospital

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Take a tour of the Childbirth Center at West Hospital

Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West offers a supportive, caring environment and focuses on the comfort and well-being of you and your baby. See how we do it in this short video tour, or register to attend an in-person or virtual tour. 

There is no other family event as significant as the birth of a baby.

Participating in the arrival of a new life is a very precious experience. At Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West Hospital, our caring staff is here to help you make the most of this very special event. 


We provide comprehensive and integrated services for expecting mothers and their families in a safe and comfortable environment. Childbirth is a miraculous event for the entire family, and family-centered care means keeping families together as they joyously welcome their newest members. Our Childbirth Center offers:
  • Board-certified OB/GYN doctors and specially-trained nurses
  • Private, family-friendly labor and delivery suites
  • Prenatal education, childbirth classes and tours
  • Epidural and pain management through in-house anesthesiologists
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) caring for babies of all gestational ages
  • Advanced newborn monitoring system to ensure the highest level of security
  • Neonatologists and pediatric support team managed in partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Complimentary three-course celebration dinner for two after baby arrives
  • Texas Ten Step Program member

For more information about our Childbirth Center, call 281.944.3109. 

Childbirth Center Resources

Classes and Tours


Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West offers a variety of virtual and in-person classes presented by our childbirth educator. Click here to check availability and to register.



Click here to register for a free tour or take a virtual tour by viewing the video above!

Visitor Information

To learn more about our current visitor policy and resources, visit our Patient & Visitor Resources at the West Hospital page. 

Birth Certificate and Social Security Card Information

At the hospital, you will be asked to complete the Mother’s Worksheet for Child’s Birth Certificate. You may begin the form at home or complete it during your stay. Prior to discharge, this form must be completed and validated for accuracy by one of our birth registrars. Learn more.


You can register for your baby's birth certificate and apply for his or her Social Security Number by clicking on the appropriate link below that will take you to the corresponding DocuSign forms:

English Spanish

Breastfeeding & Lactation Services

Breastfeeding is a special time between mother and baby, and it is a bond that can take time for you and your baby to establish. Our program offers a variety of services to mothers who have questions and concerns about breastfeeding, pumping, medications and more. 


Our Staff and Services
Our lactation consultants are registered nurses, board certified in breastfeeding management, who will provide you with the latest scientific evidence about the importance of breast milk and breastfeeding. They will help you learn the fundamentals of breastfeeding and provide assistance when problems arise. The lactation team provides a full range of services, including:
• Hospital-grade electric breast pumps for in-room use (available for rent at discharge)
• Inpatient and outpatient lactation consultation
• Milk collection and storage supplies


Care and Compassion
Our knowledgeable, specially trained lactation consultants will visit your room throughout your stay in the postpartum unit. They are ready to work with you to help you provide this valuable form of nutrition to your baby.


Lactation Assistance after Discharge
If difficulties with breastfeeding arise once at home, our board-certified lactation consultants would be happy to assist you with your breastfeeding journey. We have both in-person and virtual clinic appointments available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Scheduling Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Call 832.522.4038 to schedule.

Childbirth Center Brochure

View a copy of our Childbirth Center brochure here.

Infant Safe Sleep

Gold Safe Sleep Certification

At Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West, we are committed to keeping your new baby as safe as possible, both while you are here and after you return home. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), which includes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of injury death in infancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 3,400 sleep-related deaths among US babies each year. Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Safe Sleep Hospital for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.


Sleep can be a challenge for families with babies, but following safe sleep recommendations can prevent many SUID fatalities. Learn more about infant safe sleep recommendations using the following resources. 

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