Center for Maternity and Motherhood
Sharing the miracle of birth is our focus at the Center for Maternity and Motherhood at Children's Hospital of San Antonio. We provide expert labor and delivery services in a home-like setting. From our experienced physicians to the highest level of newborn intensive care, we're prepared to handle high-risk newborns and complicated deliveries.
We believe good health begins long before an infant’s first glimpse of daylight. In concert with our neonatal services, new mothers can be assured that our physicians and staff offer the highest level of care for every child.
Our classes for expectant moms cover a wide variety of topics including labor, delivery, breastfeeding, and infant care.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our NICU is a 45-bed, Level IV Nursery providing both intensive and intermediate care to critically ill infants requiring medical and/or surgical intervention.
Creating family-focused time
Our skilled nurses involve families with the care of their newborn, including offering tips on how to feed, bathe and change baby when possible. When a baby is in the NICU, we know it can be overwhelming and even frightening. We encourage family members to learn together.
Consulting with nurses
A mother-baby nurse will offer guidance and help with specific questions on baby care. The nursing staff wants to involve moms and dads in the daily care for their baby as much as possible. We invite families to be involved in their baby’s treatment plan.
Our international board-certified lactation consultants are on hand to help new moms of all babies – normal newborns and those who are in the NICU. The benefits of breastfeeding are well proven, but even more so for premature or critically ill infants.
Breastfeeding can seem difficult for a new mom, but even more so if baby is not strong enough to try to breastfeed. Our team of experienced lactation consultants is here to help with guidance, reliable information, and support. Most of all, this team is specially trained in the unique needs of fragile infants and their mothers.
The Hospital has received the Care Award from the International Board of lactation Consultant Examiners. This award recognizes accomplishments as a facility that hires international board-certified lactation consultants with a dedicated lactation program, an initiative that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding. Children’s Hospital of San Antonio provides breastfeeding training for staff.
A Higher Level of Care
Children's Hospital of San Antonio offers infants access to a full range of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists.
Any baby born in South Texas has quick access to the state-of-the-art care at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio with the Neonatal Emergency Transport Team. Available 24/7 to transport critical infants and children via air or ground, each team consists of a registered nurse and a respiratory therapist. These dedicated teams transport more than 800 patients each year from a 90-county area and more than 50 local regional hospitals and clinics.
Physicians can call 1.877.ALL.KIDZ (1.877.255.5439) to request a transport.