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Why Should I Have My Baby At UTMB?

  1. You will be considered a UTMB patient throughout your entire pregnancy.   Even though there may be a hospital more conveniently located to your home, UTMB is ready and waiting to take care of you.
  2. Bilingual staff is available 24 hours a day/ 7days a week.
  3. UTMB has highly qualified; specialized physicians, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet your needs for anesthesia. Epidurals are available around the clock.
  4. Certified nurse midwives are available to care for women with normal pregnancies.
  5. Highly trained specialists and specialized equipment are always, immediately available at UTMB, should you or your baby experience complications.
  6. At UTMB, tubal ligation is available to you the same day or the day after you deliver your baby.  This service is not offered at all hospitals.
  7. Follow-up appointments are made for you and your baby BEFORE you leave the hospital. 
  8. The Residence, a hotel-like setting, is available for out-of-town prenatal patients who may need to stay in Galveston before delivery.
  9. You are not a "drop-in" patient at UTMB RMCHP; you are OUR patient throughout your pregnancy.  We WANT to take care of you at UTMB.
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