Childbirth services in Austin, Texas

St. David's Women's Center of Texas is committed to making the delivery of your baby a wonderful experience. An entire floor of our hospital is dedicated to labor and delivery, and your own nurse midwife is welcome to accompany you in the delivery room.

Additional features of our maternity unit include:

  • 24/7 neonatal coverage
  • 57-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 37 comfortable and spacious labor, delivery and postpartum rooms
  • 61 dedicated postpartum rooms
  • Six cesarean section (C-section) surgical suites
  • Family rooms for your comfort and convenience
For more information about childbirth at our hospital, call us at (512) 901-2155.

Our labor and delivery team

Our specialists provide care for moms and their newborns. Before, during and after labor, you will have access to:

  • Anesthesiologists (physicians who administer anesthesia/pain relief medication)
  • Case managers (specialists who help with insurance concerns and help set up home health systems)
  • Chaplains (religious representatives who help patients and families with their spiritual needs)
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists (physicians who specialize in fetal medicine)
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners (nurses who work closely with neonatologists to care for babies)
  • Neonatologists (physicians who specialize in the care of infants in the NICU)
  • Nurse managers, charge nurses and staff nurses (obstetric nurses who care for newborns and women with high-risk pregnancies)
  • Obstetricians and nurse midwives (physicians and nurses who manage your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period)
  • Physical therapists (specialists who provide physical therapy to help patients regain strength and mobility)
  • Registered dietitians (medical specialists who provide nutrition information related to pregnancy and diets)
  • Social workers (specialists who help with family, financial and other questions and concerns)

Antepartum care for high-risk pregnancies

Antepartum refers to the period of pregnancy before labor and birth. During this time, your doctor may recommend special antepartum care to manage a high-risk pregnancy. We treat conditions and issues such as:

  • Hyperemesis (severe nausea and vomiting)
  • Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure)
  • Late miscarriages and preterm delivery
  • Medical problems during pregnancy
  • Placenta previa (a condition where the placenta partially or fully covers the cervix)
  • Preterm rupture of membranes
  • Thinning of the cervix
  • Other concerns during pregnancy

Patients may also stay in the antepartum unit to receive care for multiple pregnancies (such as giving birth to twins or triplets) or to undergo surgery during pregnancy.

Maternity amenities

Whether you are staying with us for a day or a longer period of time, we aim to keep you as comfortable as possible. To do that, we offer a wide range of amenities, including:

  • Access to books, videos and articles related to your diagnosis, if applicable
  • Access to books, magazines and games to borrow
  • Access to our nourishment room, which has an ice machine and a microwave
  • Blu-ray/DVD players in each room
  • Expectant Family Social Hour, held weekly
  • Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, soda, crackers and peanut butter
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Opportunities to meet other patients during your stay
  • Space to hold your baby shower

Our Level III NICU

In our 57-bed NICU, we treat babies born prematurely or with an illness. As a Level III NICU, we are equipped to care for infants born at 32 weeks of gestational age and younger as well as critically ill newborns of any gestational age. If more advanced care is needed, including pediatric surgery, we offer emergency transport to the Level IV NICU at St. David's Medical Center.

For more information, please call our NICU at (512) 901-2900

Tours of our maternity floor

We host free tours of our facilities, including the labor and delivery unit and our newborn nursery. Tours take approximately one hour and include roughly 20 minutes of walking and standing. Attendees may bring one guest.

Tours take place on Saturdays at 10:00am, noon and 2:00pm. You can register for a tour online or by calling (512) 478-3627.

Directions to our labor and delivery unit

St. David's Women's Center of Texas is located on the St. David's North Austin Medical Center campus. We are east of Highway 1 and south of West Parmer Lane.

To reach the center, follow signs toward the east entrance. The hospital is accessible from Renfert Way or Cedar Bend Drive. Parking is available directly across from the center's main entrance.

Labor and delivery at St. David's HealthCare

Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.

Learn about Labor and delivery