Labor and Delivery

Galveston Labor and Delivery in John Sealy Hospital

LND Room in John Sealy Hospital

Newly Renovated Labor & Delivery Suites

Exterior view of John Sealy Hospital

UTMB Health Galveston's newly renovated Labor & Delivery unit includes spacious birthing suites and mother/baby rooms that offer a “family-centered” birth experience.

Here, families stay in the same room throughout labor, delivery and immediate recovery, they are then moved to a mother/baby room until discharged. These rooms can comfortably accommodate family members and caregivers including physicians, midwives, nurses, and the pediatric team. Couplet Care provides a nurse who cares for both the mother and her baby during their stay. This nurse is specialized in caring for the family as a unit and providing breastfeeding support during these important first days.

Because safety for mother and baby is always the first consideration, all birthing suites are equipped with everything needed for a safe and healthy delivery. Plus, we've added a few extras to make the event one that is comfortable and easy to share with the chosen loved ones, including convertible sleep chairs, refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower.

Birthing Suites and Additional Amenities

  • A unit specializing in the care of pregnant women during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum stages of their pregnancy. We deliver approximately 5,500 babies per year.
    • 16 birthing suites for labor, delivery, and recovery
    • 2 ICU beds for critically ill OB mothers
    • 5 bed PACU
    • 7 triage rooms
    • 4 dedicated OR suites
  • High-risk obstetrical care
  • Critical Care Obstetrics
  • 24 – hour anesthesia support
  • 24 – hour language assistance
  • Infant secured unit
Labor and Delviery

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

UTMB Health’s Galveston Campus is a Level IV Neonatal Facility. The Level 4 Neonatal Facility Designation reflects the facility’s documented capabilities and history of providing a specific level of care to infants. Hospitals with this designation are able to care for infants born earlier than 32 weeks gestation and weighing less than 1,500 grams. Level IV-designated facilities must also be able to provide life support, perform advanced imaging including MRI and echocardiography, and provide a full range of respiratory support, among may other criteria. Level IV NICUs provide the highest, most acute level of care. There are 227 Designated Neonatal Facilities across the state of Texas, with 22 designated as Level IV.

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