Where will I deliver my baby?
All of our patients deliver at Memorial Hermann–The Woodlands, where we hold the highest standards of credentials. This is an outstanding facility that provides exceptional nursing, anesthesia and neonatal care for you and your infant. We consider it an extension of our office for the OB services we provide.
The phone number for labor and delivery at Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands is 713-897-2380. If you need to speak with us at any time, please call our office at 281-364-9898. If you call during office hours, please ask to speak directly to a nurse, or you can leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Who will deliver my baby?
We recognize what a special time the birth of your baby is and we feel privileged every time we help a patient prepare for childbirth. We also appreciate sharing the moment of child birth with you and as such, we make every effort to be at your delivery. If we should not be available when you are in labor due to illness, vacation, family emergencies, or other commitments, one of our associates will be there for you. All of our physicians are superbly trained and are board-certified. In addition, they provide a warm, carin, and compassionate approach to childbirth and we are confident that you will receive the highest quality of care.
Do I have to register at the hospital?
YES – you can register anytime after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Please go to the Memorial Hermann Childbirth Pre-Registration website page and you will be prompted to register — one of the first steps in getting ready for delivery.
Are there any “getting ready for childbirth classes” I should take?
There are a number of classes designed to instruct you on what to expect during labor and delivery. Many are offered through the hospital and include classes about pregnancy, Lamaze delivery techniques, cesarean delivery, fitness and well-being during pregnancy, breastfeeding, CPR and first aid, baby care, infant massage and sibling classes. Detailed information about these classes and more are available online and directly in printed form from the hospital. While it is not required that you take any classes prior to childbirth, it is a personal decision for you to make in order to best prepare you to care for the new life to be entrusted to you.
Feel free to contact the perinatal education office at Memorial Hermann Hospital at 713-222-CARE or visit their website at Memorial Hermann Classes-Events for further information on getting ready for childbirth. You may also register for classes online.
When should I go to the hospital?
If you are 36 weeks or more along in your pregnancy, you should go to the hospital if:
- You are experiencing regular contractions that occur every 5 minutes, the contractions are accompanied by pain, they last 60 or more seconds and they have been going on for at least one hour.
- You think you are leaking amniotic fluid. Most women experience what they describe to be a large gush of fluid. If you experience this, even if you are not experiencing contractions, you should go to the hospital.
- You have bleeding similar to your menses. Spotting or brown discharge is considered normal and is not a reason for you to go to the hospital. If you experience spotting or brown discharge, call our office and ask to speak with a nurse.
- You are not feeling the baby move as normally.
- You are experiencing anything that is concerning to you and it is not resolving.
If you are not yet 36 weeks along in your pregnancy, you should go to the hospital if:
- You have six or more contractions in an hour that are not alleviated when you rest and hydrate.
- You have bleeding of any kind, but especially bleeding bright red blood or passing clots.
- You think you are leaking amniotic fluid.
- You are experiencing anything that is concerning to you and is not resolving.
If you are bleeding, contracting, or believe you are in labor, please go directly to labor and delivery at the hospital. You do not need to call us. The hospital will contact us after you have been evaluated.