Regional Maternal Child Health Program

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Giving Birth at UTMB

Every birth is special. The care you will receive at UTMB is designed to give you, your baby and your family a safe and satisfying birth experience. We consider it an honor to be part of the birth of your baby.

 UTMB provides a family-centered child birth experience that includes labor, delivery and recovery in a comfortable setting for normal and low-risk maternity patients. For high risk pregnancies or for those who experience complications, UTMB has specialists available 24 hours a day for both mother and baby.

The UTMB Birth Team includes:

  • Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) care for normal and low-risk maternity patients
  • Obstetricians care for selected maternity patients
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists are always available to provide care for high-risk maternity patients.
  • Registered nurses who are specially trained in mother-baby care
  • Neonatologists and Pediatricians provide expert newborn care
  • Anesthesiologists are available, in-house, 24 hours a day to provide anesthesia (including epidurals).
  • Spanish speaking staff

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Why Have Your 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. 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.