Comprehensive labor and delivery care
HCA Houston Healthcare West brings a higher standard of care directly to our community, which means an outstanding team of specialists and exceptional facilities are available for all your obstetrical needs. This includes:
- Nine labor and delivery rooms
- Advanced prenatal care
- 28 private postpartum rooms
- Three nurseries and two VIP suites
- Neonatologists on call 24/7
- Level II NICU
- Lactation support
Labor and delivery experience
When you arrive to give birth at HCA Houston West, you’ll be shown to one of our antepartum rooms and be evaluated. We’ll immediately notify your doctor of your arrival and provide an update on your status.
When the labor process approaches, you will be moved to one of our labor and delivery suites. This room will be equipped with all necessary monitoring equipment while still maintaining an environment that is comfortable and attractive. Though we are committed to helping mothers deliver vaginally, two adjacent operating rooms are reserved for Cesarean delivery.
After delivery, you and your baby are given a chance to bond, and initial check-ups are performed. From there, you will be moved to a private postpartum rooms, and your baby will go the nursery for further tests (hearing, metabolic, etc.). Assuming everything goes as it should, he or she (or they!) won’t be gone long—as much mother-baby time as possible is encouraged.
Labor and delivery classes
At HCA Houston West, we believe prenatal education and support programs make a real difference in how women experience pregnancy and birth. So whether you’re a first-time mom or experienced parent, we encourage you to take advantage of our many and varied education opportunities.
It’s best to register during your fifth month of pregnancy. We provide a childbirth preparation and breastfeeding class to help prepare expectant mothers and their families for their newest family member.
Labor and delivery suites
Every woman who chooses HCA Houston West receives personal, compassionate care, but for those who prefer luxury accommodations, the Labor and Delivery Suites offer extra amenities not usually found in a hospital. These services include:
- Two-room VIP suite with two private restrooms
- Flat-screen televisions in both rooms
- Room service including a gourmet dinner
- Three complimentary meals per day for a guest or family member
- Refrigerator stocked with bottled water and soft drinks, with one complimentary restock
- Tray of assorted fruits and cheeses delivered on the second day of your stay
- Plush robe and superior linens
- Fresh flower arrangement
For information about cost and availability, please call (281) 588-8577.
Labor and delivery at HCA Houston Healthcare
Labor begins when the mother starts to feel contractions regularly. Labor varies in length for every individual. Contractions begin to intensify and continue to occur closer together until the child is delivered.Learn about Labor and delivery