Labor and Delivery

Scheduled Cesarean Deliveries


What to expect

At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, our family-centered maternity care ensures that your experience isn’t just a procedure. We want you to feel at home during your stay with us. If you’re having a planned Cesarean (or C-section) birth, we’ll prepare you for surgery in the comfort of a private birthing prep and recovery room. Here, you’ll be well cared for by our Labor and Delivery team.

Before your surgery, you’ll be prepped and given pain medication. The medication usually comes in the form of an epidural or spinal, which numbs you from the abdomen down but leaves you awake enough to experience the birth of your child. In most situations, your partner or a support person can remain by your side in the operating room during the birth.

When your surgery is complete, you and your new family member will return to the birthing prep and recovery room for a few hours before moving to the Mother Baby Unit, located on the same floor, for the remainder of your hospital stay.

To ensure you feel comfortable and confident during your scheduled Cesarean delivery, you can expect a clinical nurse coordinator to be with you every step of the way, staying in constant contact, answering your questions and letting you know what to expect.

Learn more

If you have questions, call 832-826-3984, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Need assistance after-hours or over the weekend? Call the Labor and Delivery Unit at 832-826-3950.