Delivering With Us
High-risk pregnancies often result in premature and medically fragile babies who need the kind of medical attention and care only found in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Texas Children’s includes the highest level of NICU available, Level 4, where babies born very prematurely and critically ill babies receive the expert care they require.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy or your baby has a condition detected in utero – or if you want the peace of mind of delivering where you know your baby will receive the highest level of care should a complication arise at birth – consider delivering with us at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. The Pavilion has its own NICU for newborns delivered there, but some children may be moved to the Texas Children's NICU if necessary.
Through family-centered maternity care, you are included in decision-making during labor, delivery and postpartum care. From the moment your baby enters the world, you stay together with one nurse caring for both of you. Should your baby require special medical attention, the neonatal experts at Texas Children's NICU are close by to instantly address his or her needs.