Childbirth Center at Sugar Land

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Sugar Land Childbirth Center

Specialized Childbirth Care in Sugar Land

Our board-certified OB-GYNs provide highly specialized childbirth care for moms-to-be who want more options. Your dedicated birthing team delivers the level of care you need and are comfortable with — with the advanced care needed if challenges arise. We offer:

  • A collaborative team of pediatricians, neonatologists, pain management specialists and registered birthing nurses that works closely with your OB-GYN
  • An advanced NICU to closely monitor high-risk and premature babies
  • Breastfeeding support and childbirth classes, as well as postpartum care and education

Natural Childbirth Options

For moms-to-be who prefer more holistic or alternative birthing options, our OB-GYNs offer personalized care — from birthing plans to natural pain control and more. We provide the support, guidance and expertise you need to ensure your pregnancy goes as planned, as is exactly as you imagined it would be. In addition to the services above, we offer:

  • A highly trained obstetrics team dedicated to your care
  • Holistic amenities, including birthing balls and aromatherapy with essential oils, to create a calming environment

Take a Tour of Our Childbirth Center

Every parent-to-be wants a supportive, caring environment to welcome their new baby into the world – and we want to be that place for you. See how we do it in this virtual tour of our newly expanded Childbirth Center, a full-service facility providing prenatal, labor, delivery, postpartum and neonatal care.

Childbirth Center Resources

Classes and Tours

LIVE ONLINE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land is beginning to offer a variety of live online classes , presented by our childbirth educator. Click here to check availability and to register.

 

TOURS

Due to COVID-19, all of our in-person tours are currently postponed, however, you can take a virtual tour by viewing the video above!

Maternity Preregistration

Plan ahead and preregister for your stay with us. The best time to preregister is between 20-26 weeks into your pregnancy. You may begin your registration online, however, you will need to complete your registration in person by signing consent forms. We strongly recommend you come to the hospital before your due date (as early as possible) to finish your registration. This will allow you to go directly to the Childbirth Center when you arrive at the hospital to have your baby. No appointment is needed to complete this step, simply stop by our registration desk in the Sweetwater Pavilion (see map below) anytime Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information about registration, please call 281.276.8562.

To begin your maternity preregistration online, click here.

Campus Map

See our campus map here.

Childbirth Center Brochure

View a copy of our Childbirth Center brochure here.

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. As a Texas Ten Step designated hospital, we encourage breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding newborns and infants. Lactation support is available to breastfeeding mothers. Our nursing staff is well trained to assist mothers with breastfeeding decisions to ensure you are comfortable feeding your baby during your stay with us and at home.

 

After discharge, lactation consultants and breastfeeding counselors are available for continued support and counseling. Call 281.274.0129 to leave a message and a nurse will return your call within 24 hours. For urgent needs concerning your baby’s health, please contact your pediatrician.

Childbirth Amenities, Services & Staff

AMENITIES & SERVICES:

  • Newly renovated labor and delivery suites with spa-like, private bathrooms and self-controlled ambient lighting
  • Wireless, Bluetooth fetal monitoring available for patients who meet criteria
  • Comfortable, private antepartum rooms for high-risk patients who require 24/7 maternal-fetal monitoring
  • Birthing balls, mirrors and squat bar bed attachments to aid moms with natural deliveries (subject to physician consent)
  • Complimentary three-course celebration dinner for two after baby arrives
  • Aromatherapy
  • Professional harpist providing calming music upon request and based on availability
  • Convenient, bedside USB charging ports
  • Baby nursery — staffed by registered nurses
  • Cable TV, including a patient channel for newborn education
  • DVD player
  • Large, comfortable couches that pull out for overnight guests
  • Room service
  • Postpartum (mother-baby) suites with private bathrooms

 

BIRTHING NURSES: Our nurses are experienced, dedicated and have a true love and passion for newborns. We understand the impact a caring nurse can have on a mother’s birthing experience, which is why each mother is assigned a devoted nurse to care for her throughout her labor and delivery. A neonatal nurse, who brings a specialized level of training, is also present at every delivery to provide responsive care to your newborn. Our nursing team is dedicated to the health, safety and comfort of you and your baby before, during and after delivery.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Trial of labor after Cesarean (TOLAC) is a planned or attempted vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) and is a birthing option available to expecting moms at our hospital.

 

Please consult with your OB-GYN to determine the delivery method best for you.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

In any unexpected moment, you can rely on us to be ready should anything unusual arise. Houston Methodist Sugar Land is prepared for those newborns who need extra care. In partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital, our level II NICU, located next to the maternity unit, is staffed by highly trained nurses and expert neonatology providers who monitor our high-risk and premature babies 24/7 on-site at Houston Methodist Sugar Land.

 

Babies who require a higher level of care are stabilized and transported to Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Safe and quick transfer is provided by Texas Children’s Hospital Kangaroo Crew. This is just one more assurance that your baby is receiving the best care.

 

With our ongoing expansion and addition of OB emergency services, our Childbirth Center continues on the journey to opening a level III NICU, which will allow for this level of care that is not yet available in Fort Bend County.

Choosing a Pediatrician

The state requires every newborn to receive screenings which is why it is important to appoint a pediatrician when you register for delivery. Should you choose a pediatrician who does not practice at our hospital, an attending pediatrician who is on-staff will evaluate your newborn during your stay with us.

 

To find the right pediatrician, click here or call 281.274.7500.

Postpartum Physical Therapy

The weeks following childbirth are an important time for recovering your strength and function. For women, the postpartum period starts right after giving birth and lasts from about six weeks to several months.

 

Pelvic floor physical therapy addresses postpartum disorders, such as abdominal wall separation, incontinence, constipation and/or pain in the pelvic, vaginal and rectal areas. Our team of highly specialized physical therapists is well prepared to work with you to optimize your recovery and function.

 

A physician’s referral is required for starting pelvic floor physical therapy. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 281.275.0450.

OB Emergencies

We have dedicated board-certified OB-GYNs on-site 24/7 to provide round-the-clock care for women and babies. Our partnership with Ob Hospitalist Group of Texas, a group of dedicated in-patient physicians who work exclusively at our hospital, allows our Childbirth Center to provide in-house 24/7 obstetric-designated emergency services for expecting moms who are 16 weeks or greater in their pregnancy.

 

These highly skilled OB hospitalists are trained to stabilize and manage an array of high-risk patients and have additional training for:

  • OB emergencies
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Advanced cardiac life support
  • High-risk fetal monitoring
  • Gynecological emergencies

Pregnancy & Childbirth "On Health" Blog Articles

Check out our pregnancy and childbirth articles in our "On Health" blog.

Frequently Asked Questions

You want a supportive, caring environment to welcome your baby into the world, and we want to be that place for you. As an expecting parent, you probably have many questions. You can read our Frequently Asked Questions brochure by clicking here.


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