Expectant moms in the Houston Bay Area will have a new birthing center option in July 2017.
The goal at Bay Area Regional’s Women’s Center is to provide exceptional care for moms and babies with a family-centered approach and compassionate, experienced clinical staff.
Private, luxurious labor and delivery suites feature some of the most advanced clinical equipment and comfort options available where women can welcome their new babies in a safe, state-of-the-art, individualized environment.
The Women’s Center will also house a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with experienced nurses and physicians to care for babies who need a little help along the way.
“Our goal is to welcome new babies into the world in the safest and most comfortable experience possible,” said Imogene Reed, director of Women Services. “Our team of experienced and skilled staff will bring a caring touch, with a hands-on approach to help mothers and families welcome new miracles into the world.”
What to Expect?
Like the other floors of Bay Area Regional, The Women’s Center will incorporate an inviting, luxurious environment with oversized labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) suites equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and an enhanced infant safety and security system. The Women’s Center will be located on the 5th floor with the warmth touches of feeling like home and added amenities such as free valet parking to enhance the experience. “Our goal is to be a ‘Texas Ten Step Facility’ and one that promotes an environment where new families can bond and connect in a meaningful way,” said Reed.
Caring and Experienced Staff
Clinical staff will have specialized training in caring for mother and baby from routine deliveries to high risk births. Trained and caring nurses will coach and explain what is occurring step-by-step along the way, and offer alternative labor positioning techniques.
Several local OB/GYNs, Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians, Neonatologists and Pediatricians will provide services at Bay Area Regional, and expecting moms can use their own OB/GYN as long as the physician is credentialed at Bay Area Regional.
Expecting moms can develop their birth plan and develop a personalized birthing experience with access to birthing balls, portable fetal monitoring, coaching through natural childbirth and pain management with board-certified anesthesiologists. Moms can benefit from lactation support services with a certified lactation consultant to assist with breastfeeding needs. New and expanding families will also have the option for newborn photography to have a keepsake. After welcoming the new baby into the world, a celebration made-to-order dinner is in order and can even be accompanied with birthday cake for siblings.
Education and Classes
While the hospital holds multiple free information seminars, Maternal Child Health classes will be offered for a minimal fee. Classes will include prepared childbirth/Lamaze, sibling class, breastfeeding, daddy boot camp, and infant CPR and first aid.