St. David's HealthCare is the area’s leader in childbirth. Our family-focused approach to care provides mothers, babies and families with a warm and safe birth experience. Our newborn nurseries and NICU facilities offer the most advanced care for your baby.
St. David's HealthCare offers a complete range of maternity and newborn services including onsite classes and maternity tours, as well as online childbirth class. Come tour our beautifully designed Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) rooms and postpartum rooms, where we offer the most advanced perinatal care available.
Labor & Delivery
Our spacious rooms provide a soothing and homelike environment. Warm décor, bathrooms with showers, and soft light offer a comforting backdrop for labor and birth. All rooms feature the latest birth technology. If Cesarean birth becomes necessary, fully equipped C-Section suites are conveniently located to provide immediate, seamless care. For non-emergency c-sections, we encourage the father, partner or support person to attend.
Following your baby’s birth, we encourage family time. Our postpartum rooms provide the privacy you need to enhance bonding with your new baby. Postpartum rooms feature a sleep space for the father, partner or support person.
Care for Your Infant
Our facilities provide a safe, secure environment for your baby. In most cases, babies will stay with their parents following their birth. Rooming-in with your baby is encouraged, expert care and education are available, including breastfeeding support.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
St. David’s HealthCare Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) provide advanced technology and expert staff. The team includes Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practioners, and Neonatal Nurses and other pediatric specialties.
- St. David’s Medical Center is a Level IV NICU
- St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is a Level III NICU
- St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center offers the largest Level II NICU in Williamson County
- St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is a Level II NICU
- St. David’s Georgetown Medical Center is a Level I NICU
All hospitals have the ability to transport neonates to a higher level NICU if needed.
Neonatal / Maternal Transport Team
A Maternal Transport Team is available to transport high-risk expectant mothers prior to giving birth. A Neonatal Transport Team is available to transport high-risk babies that need a higher level of care.
Transport teams are on-call 24/7 to transport via air or ambulance. St. David’s HealthCare receives mothers and high risk babies from around the state. Mothers and babies receive care from medical experts including:
- Board certified Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists
- Pediatric Surgeons
Ronald McDonald Family Room
The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s Women's Center of Texas are places of care and comfort for Austin and Central Texas families with children in the NICU. The Family Room provides a convenient and healing place to rest close to your child.
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