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Delivering Your Baby with Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital is now managing antepartum, labor, delivery and postpartum care at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. (Note: In Spring 2012 we will begin delivering babies at the new Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.) This unique partnership has allowed us to offer a new model of care called family-centered maternity care.

Family-centered maternity care is "evidence-based," which means it was developed from research that has shown us what is best for mother and baby. The first and only program of its kind in the Texas Medical Center, family-centered maternity care focuses on you, your baby and your family.

During your hospital stay, a mother-baby nurse provides personalized care for you and your baby in a nurturing environment, keeping you together unless separation is medically necessary. Should you want to have some quiet time, re-energize or simply rest on your own, your baby will have excellent care in our nursery. Exams and care are provided right at the bedside, allowing families to participate and learn. Should your baby require special medical care, Texas Children's Hospital expert specialists are just steps away to instantly address his or her needs.

Read about family-centered maternity care.

The special relationship between Texas Children's and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital is the foundation for the new Pavilion for Women at Texas Children's Hospital – a state-of-the-art facility devoted to healthy conception, pregnancy and delivery, as well as the treatment of normal and high-risk babies, opening in 2011.

See how our program compares with others in the greater Houston area.

Want to learn more?

Take a Tour

Before you deliver, visit us for a free tour. They occur every Saturday (excluding holiday weekends) at 2 p.m. Meet at the Admitting Office on the first floor of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital across from McDonald's near the yellow elevators. Download this map for more directions to St. Luke's, including where to park. Please do not bring children on the tour.

Register for a Class

Texas Children's Hospital offers a wide range of classes to help prepare you and your family for having a baby. Call 832-82-LEARN (832-825-3276) or register online.