Labor and delivery in Pasadena, TX

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients

We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.

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Along with our expert prenatal care and midwifery services at our Women's Care Centers, HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast provides women with comprehensive labor and delivery services at our main campus.

While we work hard to follow your birth plan, occasionally unexpected events occur. We have everything in place to assist you quickly, including obstetricians and anesthesia services available 24/7. We also have on operating room reserved for C-sections.

In the event of more serious problems, our neonatology staff is ready to assist. Our Level II and Level III neonatal intensive care nursery is fully equipped to meet all of your baby’s needs.

After delivery care

The first hour after birth is when your baby is most alert. This is the time for skin-to-skin contact, cuddling, holding, bonding and establishing breastfeeding. Your midwife will be with you to guide you through those first moments.

HCA Houston Southeast is a Texas 10 Step Program facility, and designated by the Department of State Health Services in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association. The program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding newborns. Sometimes, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily. Your midwife can help, and we have certified lactation consultants available.

We have implemented a mother and baby quiet time. Time has been specifically set aside for new mothers to rest, feed and bond with their new baby. Visitors are asked to honor this special uninterrupted time for parents and baby. Regular visitation resumes at 3:30 p.m.

We assure the safety and identification of your baby. Soon after birth, your baby will have a security device attached to his/her ankle that matches your security tag. All labor, delivery and postpartum staff wear color-coded uniforms, and the unit is under controlled access.

NICU

Babies who are born premature or who are ill, may need specialized care in our Level II or Level III NICU. Here, our board-certified neonatologists work with neonatal nurse practitioners who staff the unit 24/7 and NICU registered nurses who monitor and care for each baby in the unit.

Prenatal care and midwife services

Low-to moderate-risk pregnancy care is performed at our Women's Care Centers, while active labor and delivery occurs at the HCA Houston Southeast. Via a unique care model, the hospital’s board-certified nurse midwives and women’s health nurse practitioner, provide prenatal care in a clinic setting, while consulting with board-certified physicians. Midwives then help their patients deliver at HCA Houston Southeast.

Our three Women's Care Centers are located around East Harris County at 148 Fairmont Parkway, 3933 Broadway and 13525 1-10 East Freeway, Ste B.

Labor and delivery at HCA Houston Healthcare

Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.

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