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Complete Care for You and Your Baby

The birth of your baby is an event nine months in the making. It’s important that such a big moment is given a deserving level of care and attention by your birth center. That’s why Valley Baptist is here for you from prenatal care to birth and beyond. We want your experience to be the best it can be for you and your growing family.

Highlights of Our Birth Center

We’re proud to offer:

  • Routine and high-risk obstetrical services to handle every type of pregnancy and delivery
  • Level III Neonatal ICU care at Brownsville and Harlingen
  • Certified nurse-midwives to bring you the expertise of both an advanced practice registered nurse and a certified midwife at Valley Baptist Medical Center—Harlingen
  • Childbirth and parenting education classes to prepare you for what's ahead
  • An OB available around the clock, 24/7, in case of emergency
  • Valley Baptist-Brownsville is certified as a Texas Ten Step Program facility and a Mother Friendly Certified workplace
  • Both hospitals offer Skin-to-Skin Care, and Valley Baptist-Brownsville offers access to a certified Kangaroo Care Nurse as well as accommodation to family birth plans. The goal at both hospitals is to keep mother and baby together at all times

Our Services

  • Birthing Center
  • Neonatal intensive care units
  • Robotic, laser and laparoscopic surgery
  • Prenatal education
  • Lactation consultation
  • And more!

All Obstetrics Services

Valley Baptist—Brownsville by the Numbers

  • 36-bed postpartum unit (28 private and 4 semi-private rooms)
  • 32 renovated private rooms
  • 32-bed Level III NICU
  • 10-bed labor, delivery and recovery unit
  • 3 triage beds and 2 private observation rooms
  • 4 dedicated operating room suites
  • 4 recovery beds in PACU

Valley Baptist—Harlingen by the Numbers

  • 31 renovated postpartum rooms
  • 30-bed normal newborn nursery
  • 38-bed newborn intensive care unit
  • 14 renovated labor and delivery rooms
  • 7-bed OB Emergency Department available for pregnant mothers 20 weeks and above
  • Specially trained Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby nurses who can assess fetal monitoring and obstetrical complications.
  • Couplet Care that allows mom and baby to remain together after delivery through their hospital stay to support family bonding, skin-to-skin contact and successful breastfeeding
  • Daily Leader Rounds conducted by a hospital leader each day to ensure patient satisfaction
  • Specialized Post-Delivery Celebration meal for mom and support person

Take a Tour

To schedule a tour of our birth center, please call Valley Baptist Medical Center—Harlingen, (956) 389-5254 or the Women’s Center at Valley Baptist Medical Center—Brownsville, (956) 698-5549.

Find an OB/GYN

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