From the moment you hear that you’re going to have a baby, to when your eyes meet for the first time, our supportive staff is there for you. Our obstetricians and labor and delivery staff are passionate about caring for you and your growing family, and they are pregnancy experts you can count on.
At St. Joseph Health, we’ve monitored thousands of pregnancies and assisted in thousands of births. Our obstetricians and nurses have the knowledge, skill and compassion to guide you through the birth of your baby while supporting you and your family in every way possible.
We’re devoted to making your baby's birth a healthy and memorable experience. St. Joseph Health Maternity Services offers birthing suites that are warm and inviting. They’re also stocked with state of the art supplies and equipment for when the time comes to deliver your precious one.
Comfort, care, and respect.
Whatever the expectations for your birth experience are, we offer personalized care and respect for your desires and your family needs. During your maternity care at St. Joseph Health, our obstetricians and staff will encourage and support you while always looking out for the best interests of you and your baby. And you’ll receive an exceptional level of care and attention to detail from the doctors, nursing staff and anesthesia team at St. Joseph Health Women’s Care.
A Level II NICU standing ready.
Even though you may never need it, there’s a certain peace of mind that comes with knowing that there’s a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right here in St. Joseph Health. Our NICU offers caring experts who know exactly what to do after a difficult birth, and their level of commitment is unsurpassed.
Through a partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, St. Joseph Health offers the Brazos Valley’s only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staffed by neonatologists who provide care at Texas Children’s, a nationally recognized facility. A level II NICU offers a high level of care for critically ill infants born at 28 weeks and later.
The St. Joseph Health level II NICU at Regional Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by neonatologists who provide care at Texas Children’s—making it the only NICU in the region offering this level of care. This partnership between St. Joseph Health and Texas Children’s offers mothers-to-be and newborns a higher level of care, as well as a continuity of care – from delivery to postpartum – with physicians who are known for their expert care of premature and critically ill infants.
An OB specialist is always here for you – 24/7.
St. Joseph Health offers an obstetrics (OB) hospitalist program. Hospitalist programs staff physicians who work onsite in a hospital, instead of working on an on-call basis or traveling between offices. This staffing model improves patient care and safety by ensuring medical professionals are available and onsite when patients need them.
At St. Joseph Health, this means that we now have an OB physician at the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide care at all times – including emergency OB cases, such as high-risk pregnancies.
These physicians also treat obstetric or gynecological emergencies within the hospital. We are the only health system to provide this level of care in our region. St. Joseph Health has partnered with Emergency Service Partners (ESP) and Brazos Valley Obstetric Hospitalists to offer this program. We also work with ESP to staff our Emergency Department.
Lactation consultants are specially trained and certified to support breast feeding as a natural process that promotes better infant and maternal health and wellness. Our lactation program provides breastfeeding education for new mothers and their families. The goal of the program is to ensure successful continuity of care throughout the lactation period.
Services available to all new mothers:
- Prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Assistance with breastfeeding while at hospital
- Individual consultation
- Postpartum follow-up for mother and baby by appointment or phone
- Breast pump rental and breastfeeding supplies
- Support and assistance to mothers of premature or compromised infants