While every birth at a Valley Baptist hospital is unique, they all have one thing in common: our staff's dedication to provide moms, their babies and their families with a deserving level of care and attention from birth and beyond.

Delivering the highest level of safe care for new beginnings in the Rio Grande Valley

Having a baby is an incredible and exciting moment. It can also be a hectic time as the date of your baby's arrival approaches. At the Mother and Baby Unit of Valley Baptist Health System in the Rio Grande Valley, we understand these feelings, and we are here to provide you and your baby with an amazing experience before, during and after delivery. Our comprehensive health program offers complete and customized outpatient and inpatient obstetric care for women from pregnancy and beyond.

We are proud to offer the following patient- and family-focused services:

  • Online pre-registration
  • Pre-admission testing
  • Breastfeeding support and lactation center services, including lactation consultations, weight checks, bra fittings, telephone assistance and bank collection site
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies who require special care due to complications, such as premature delivery or congenital disabilities
  • Childbirth/lactation education classes at Valley Baptist Health-Brownsville
  • Dedicated operating rooms
  • Private labor and delivery suites
  • Private postpartum suites
  • Specialized high-risk antepartum care
  • Family-centered care and resources
  • Guest accommodations for your support person
  • Midwifery services in collaboration with physicians to help manage primary care issues, such as family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum period and care of newborns

What Is an Obstetric Team?

Your obstetric team is a group of healthcare professionals who work together to provide you with the highest level of care during your pregnancy. The team usually includes midwives, family nurses, obstetricians, anesthetists and pediatricians. Getting to know and meeting each of them can help put your mind at ease and make you feel comfortable while you are pregnant and when you have your baby.

What Does the Obstetric Team Do?

Whether seeing a patient in the ambulatory clinic, delivering or managing a patient in the NICU, obstetric care is a team activity. The obstetric care team are trained professionals who provide routine and high-risk obstetrical services to handle every type of pregnancy and delivery. They help prepare women for pregnancy and childbirth and provide continuing care post-delivery.

What is an OBGYN?

At Valley Baptist Health System's Mother and Baby Unit, we have experienced obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs) ready to serve you with warmth, expertise, technical skill and clinical judgment vital to a positive delivery experience. Our team of professionals specializes in the care of high-risk and multiple pregnancies, and our facilities are equipped with NICUs, including the highest level of neonatal care.

What Is an OB Hospitalist?

Expectant mothers who give birth in our facilities can count on our board-certified obstetric hospitalists to deliver safe care, regardless of the time of day or physician group.

Research suggests that obstetric and OBGYN hospitalists may help improve the quality and safety of obstetric care, including lower cesarean delivery rates and higher vaginal birth after cesarean delivery rates.

At the Mother and Baby Unit of Valley Baptist Health System, we provide the best care possible for you and your baby. Our OB hospitalist program elevates patient safety and enhances the quality of care for women, newborns and their families.

Here are the ways our OB Hospitalist Program may benefit you and your baby:

  • If your physician is unavailable, OB hospitalists can examine you, evaluate the progress of your labor and review test results and fetal heart rate tracings. They can address any evolving issue and help provide you and your baby with a safe delivery if needed.
  • Since the OB hospitalist is hospital-based, they will always be on-site to visit you, monitor your progress and discuss any questions or concerns you or your family may have.
  • Our OB hospitalists will communicate with your physician, midwife and other care providers to help ensure continuity of care and a collaborative birthing experience.

What Is an OB Nurse?

Our team of compassionate and board-certified obstetric nurses will be with you every step of the way, helping you follow your birth plan as closely as possible while educating you and your family about healthy pregnancy and childbirth, conducting tests and helping monitor your health and well-being in preparation for your delivery day.

Find an OBGYN in the Rio Grande Valley

If you are expecting or need an OBGYN in the Rio Grande Valley to help guide you through a high-risk pregnancy, the Valley Baptist Health System can help. Please call 855-720-7448 or fill out a request referral form, and we will connect you to our nearest facility in your neighborhood. We are here for your new beginnings and for always.

For more information about our network of hospitals, obstetric services and location details, please visit https://www.valleybaptist.net/services/obstetrics or call 956-394-1316.


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