Labor & Delivery At The Medical Center of Southeast Texas
For the birth of your baby, we’ve prepared a private, spacious, Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) suite. With an adjustable bed and reclining sleeper for your coach, our suites are designed to increase your comfort during labor. Each suite is also fully equipped to help ensure a safe delivery and outstanding medical care for the first hours of your baby’s life.
If you require a Cesarean section, we also have surgical suites dedicated to women’s services, so you will be able to deliver your baby in an operating room located right in our maternity unit.
We encourage mothers to keep their new babies in their rooms as much as possible. Rooming in gives families time to bond and helps new parents learn how to care for their infant with the professional assistance of our nursing staff.
Private Postpartum Rooms
After your baby is born, you have had time to recover, and we know that your baby is doing well, you will move to another private room in our women’s center. Nurses in the postpartum unit provide couplet care, where the same nurse takes care of both you and your new baby.
We offer lactation assistance for mothers who choose to breastfeed. All our nurses are trained in lactation and can help you learn the best techniques for feeding your baby and how to be sure your baby is getting enough milk.
Our Level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) provides a higher level of care for babies who are sick or who need special medical treatment. Our nursery/NICU is staffed with experienced nurses who have advanced training in the care of newborns.