The Women’s and Newborn Center

at CHRISTUS Children's in San Antonio

Delivering Your Baby at CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio

At CHRISTUS Children’s, we are excited to help celebrate one of life’s special milestones: the birth of your baby. We created our Birthing Suites with you and your family in mind. Our friendly and experienced physicians, midwife, and nurses are ready to provide the care you need before your delivery, during your stay and after your baby is born.

  • Level IV NICU (60 beds)Black mom in a hospital gown kissing her newborn baby
  • Comprehensive team of pediatric specialists ready to care for your newborn
  • Dedicated team of maternal-fetal specialists and certified nurse midwife
  • Level III Maternal designation
  • Dedicated OB Emergency Room
  • C-section and VBAC delivery options
  • Dedicated maternal and neonatal transport team

Before your delivery

  • Classes for birthing and breastfeeding
  • Tour the Birthing Suites (virtual and in person)
Newborn in a hospital bassinet

During your stay

  • Meals for mom – special meal planned just for you
  • Board-certified physicians and certified nurse midwife
  • Experienced Labor and Delivery nurses to review your birth plan and ensure your comfort
  • Different pain management options for labor
  • Mother Baby Unit with 16 private rooms for after your delivery
  • Dedicated OR and anesthesia available 24 hours a day

Caring for you and your family

  • High-risk pregnancy care from our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Our goal is to make you feel the comforts of home during your labor and delivery with an “at home” experience
  • Accommodate spouse/partner or support person

After baby is born

  • Special meal for mom
  • Certified lactation consultants
  • Breastfeeding support group
  • Pediatricians and comprehensive team of pediatric specialists

Level III Maternal Care DesignationWhite mom and newborn baby having skin to skin at the hospital

CHRISTUS Children’s is a Level III Maternal Care Center, the only children’s hospital in San Antonio offering this advanced level of care. This means that we:

  • Provide care for pregnant and postpartum patients with significant complex medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions that present a high risk of maternal morbidity or mortality, as well provide care for patients at low risk
  • Deliver access to a full range of medical and maternal subspecialists, surgical specialists, and behavioral health specialists
  • Undertake major surgeries and other complex procedures on-site
  • Ensure physicians with critical care training are consistently available to collaborate with maternal fetal medicine physicians and/or obstetrics and gynecology physicians with obstetrics training and privileges in maternal care
  • Employ skilled personnel with documented training, competencies, and annual continuing education, specific for the population served; and
  • Conduct outreach education to lower-level designated facilities, among other capabilities