Personalized Maternity & Newborn Care
As the mother, it is your decision when your baby leaves the room. The newborn is able to remain at your side during visiting hours, routine check-ups, nursing care, and shift changes.
In fact, pediatricians will examine your baby and perform hearing screens at your bedside so that you are able to ask any questions you might have.
Each morning, a nurse helps you plan your daily schedule making sure to accommodate your preferred support givers. Your nurse is also available to answer any questions and to help care for you and your baby together. An optional afternoon “Siesta Time” provides quiet time for mother and baby to rest.
Becoming a mother is your experience. At UMC, you decide how to make it right for you. You have the choice between state-of-the-art technology, natural techniques, or a mix of complimentary therapies to make your delivery best for you.
UMC’s atmosphere has shifted in order for family members to enjoy the same comfort and conveniences as patients, including sofas, a lounge, and much more. There is even a new entrance specially designed to be used exclusively for expecting and new mothers.
It is a comfort, as well as a benefit, having your family close by. The father, or chosen support givers, receive better education and can help you care for your baby in the hospital as well as at home.
Benefits to Family-Centered Maternity Care
- Smoother adjustment
- Better communication
- More confidence through better education
- Peace of mind having your baby by your side
- Breastfeeding is easier and likely to be more successful
- Your baby will cry less and will be more stable at your side
- No special moments are missed
- Family bonding is promoted
Maternity and Newborn Services and Programs
Baby-Friendly Designation reflects our organization’s commitment to train staff on the importance of breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in – keeping mothers and babies together 24-hours a day throughout the hospital stay.
Breastfeeding delivers many health benefits to babies and mothers. UMC is designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital, by Baby-Friendly USA, in implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).
We know how stressful it can be if you’re not sure whether or not you may be pregnant. Our healthcare providers will conduct your pregnancy test in complete confidence, and you’ll receive test results immediately.
Labor and Delivery
At UMC, we encourage a mother-led birthing experience. Our physicians, nurses, and support staff are here to support your birthing preferences and ensure a healthy delivery for you and your baby.
Newborn Hearing Screening
UMC has earned a “distinguished” certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services for ensuring newborns receive hearing screens at birth.
Maternity and Newborn Resources
Family Birth Center Pre-registration
The Family Birth Center's Pre-Registration Form allows expecting parents to submit relevant birth information, including due dates, familial statuses, contacts, and available financial plans.
Family Birth Plan Form
The Family Birth Plan Form carefully outlines a mother's birth options, allowing them to provide Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM), pain medication preferences, comfort measures, and other important birthing guidances to the medical staff.
Maternity and Breastfeeding Classes
At UMC Family Birth Center, we are passionate about keeping moms and babies safe and healthy! We want to empower you as you embark on this journey to motherhood, whether you are welcoming your first baby or you are already well-seasoned.
Request a Doula
A doula is a specially trained labor companion. A doula’s duty is to provide a continuous source of comfort, encouragement and support during labor. They can help with relaxation techniques and breathing exercises, offer advice on labor positions and more.
UMC Pregnancy App
UMC Pregnancy is a maternity must! We want to empower you in your, and your baby’s, health. During this time, you have so many questions, and UMC is here to make your transition into motherhood go as smoothly as possible.