COVID-19 and pregnancy - An update for our patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Your safety is our priority
Delivering a baby comes with a variety of emotions - excitement, love, joy, anxiety, and even fear. In today's environment, we take safety even more seriously to ensure that our patients, visitors and staff are healthy and safe as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comprehensive labor and delivery care in San Antonio
Having a baby can be one of the most exciting and wonderful experiences in life. At Methodist Healthcare, we deliver more babies than any other hospital system in San Antonio. We have physicians specializing in obstetrics and a compassionate team of healthcare professionals committed to keeping mothers and their new babies safe and happy throughout the delivery experience.
For more information about our labor and delivery services, please call Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355
We offer our labor and delivery services in our facilities throughout San Antonio, including:
At Methodist Healthcare, we provide our patients more when it comes to choices, convenience, care and peace of mind when expecting. You define family and we will include any individuals of your choosing in the experience. We offer:
- Convenient locations close to home
- Private mother/baby rooms and suites
- Prenatal care and maternity classes (Spanish-speaking classes available upon request)
- Level IV and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)
- High-risk maternity care
- Direct access to Methodist Children's Hospital
- Obstetrician and anesthesiologists on-site 24/7
- Advanced infant security system
- Safe, secure buildings with a 24/7 security station
- Chef-prepared meals for all new mothers
- Rooming-in so mom and baby can spend quality time
- Breastfeeding support with the Texas Ten Step Program
- Cord blood collection and banking
Call-A-Nurse for children, (210) 226-8773, a health advice line staffed by specially trained pediatric nurses. We are welcoming to a long list of professional doulas who are trained in supporting you through the process of labor and birth.
Mother/Baby care program
Methodist Healthcare supports and participates in the Mother/Baby Care program. Our postpartum rooms are specially designed for this purpose: to give both mother and baby plenty of “getting-to-know-you” time.
Therefore, the Newborn Nursery may seem somewhat empty at our hospitals. This is because we encourage moms to get acquainted with their babies by spending this important time together. It’s a good time for you to ask questions and learn from your nurses. Occasionally, it may be necessary for your baby to be visit the nursery.
During our Peek-A-Boo tours, we offer you an inside look of our childbirth facilities to see the personalized care, comprehensive services and comfort features designed to meet you and your family's needs.
Tour our facilities
- Methodist Hospital (NICU inside Methodist Children's Hospital)
- Methodist Children's Hospital (NICU for Methodist Hospital)
- Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
- Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Our Perinatal Navigator is available to help high-risk mothers-to-be navigate through the complex healthcare system as they prepare for the delivery of their baby. The navigator partners with healthcare team members, providers and specialists to help develop a plan of care to achieve the best possible outcomes. You will be provided with the emotional support, education, and care coordination you may need along your journey. Please speak with your provider to enroll in this service.
Prenatal support and education
We want you to cherish the memories of your child’s birth. Our educational opportunities will help you prepare for the experience. When you attend prenatal care classes, you will receive important information designed for your entire family. We have certified childbirth educators on staff who are delighted to be a part of this wonderful experience.
For prenatal care and maternity classes, you can register online or call (210) 575-0355 to schedule. You can also pre-register for your delivery online to save yourself some time when you arrive at the hospital.
Remember, registration is required for all classes. Classes vary as to length of time and are offered during the day, evenings and on weekends.
Neonatal intensive care
Sometimes after delivery, our tiniest patients may need a bit more assistance. Should you need it, our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides the highest level of NICU care in San Antonio. We also offer Level III NICU care at Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan and Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak, and direct access to Methodist Hospital’s NICU for our Methodist Hospital | Atascosa babies.
All of our NICUs offer direct access to Methodist Children’s Hospital if necessary.
Neonatal intensive care—moms and babies stay together
At Methodist Hospital, we give mothers peace of mind by providing the highest level of neonatal intensive care available in our NICU. What's more, because our full-service children's hospital, Level IV NICU and women’s services are all located in the same building, you and your child can both receive the care you need in the same location.
Having a baby changes everything. To help you manage one of life's biggest adjustments, we offer postpartum care services for moms and their support partners. We help you learn proper breastfeeding techniques, screen for postpartum depression, offer counseling services and more.
Families grow here
Not only are we committed to delivering your baby safely, but our focus is on a personalized approach for each family who visits a Methodist Healthcare facility. Don't take our word for it - hear directly from some of our Methodist families about their experiences at our facilities.