Every birth is a unique and special event, and we are delighted to be able to share this special time with you. It is an established fact that good prenatal care contributes positively to the health of the mother and infant. As we feel that knowledge and preparation are essential to understand and enjoy your pregnancy, you are encouraged to ask questions. Your prenatal appointments will be arranged at approximately four to six week intervals during the first seven months, and more frequently during the last trimester.
For the convenience of our patients, we offer in-house ultrasounds, laboratory testing, and fetal monitoring. Our ultrasonographers are fully accredited to perform routine screening and anatomic surveys throughout your pregnancy.
We deliver our patients at Seton Medical Center on 38th Street. Our physicians would like to deliver all of their own patients and in most cases, they do. However, evening and weekend call is shared among the physicians so that one of the providers is available at all times for our patients. After-hours emergencies are handled by one of our physicians and our nurse on-call. You can expect consistent, uncompromised care from each of our physicians. Our goal is a healthy mother, a healthy baby, and making your delivery the kind of experience you want.
Women Partners In Health also offers comprehensive childbirth, baby care, breastfeeding and early pregnancy classes. For more information, please see our “Classes” section.
High-Risk Obstetric Care
All of the physicians at Women Partners in Health provide obstetric care to women with pregnancies that are considered “high-risk.” A high-risk pregnancy means that the pregnancy is at increased risk of fetal or maternal complications. There are many factors that can cause a pregnancy to be considered as “high-risk,” such as:
Chronic medical problems, such as diabetes or asthma
Twins, Triplets, or higher orders of multiples
Advanced maternal age
Chronic Renal Disease
Maternal cardiac disease
Your provider will monitor you closely during pregnancy. Your condition may require more frequent visits to the office and/or consultation with other specialists. Our goal is to keep you as healthy as possible during your pregnancy and post-partum period. If you have any special concerns or questions regarding your condition during pregnancy, please ask your physician.
You will be seeing your Provider at least 6 – 10 times during your pregnancy. You will be scheduled in advance for your next visit with the appropriate provider. Click here for recommended schedule
All our babies are delivered at Seton Medical Center Austin. Seton has recently expanded its services with a 124,000-square foot, five story tower addition. This addition includes a new maternity area and 43,000 square feet of renovation of the existing maternity unit. There are thirty new and ten renovated post-partum rooms. Seton also has a new Transitional Care Nursery, as well as two new Full-Term Nurseries.
Seton has a level III-B NICU nursery that is able to provide comprehensive care for infants born at 28 weeks or less. The NICU is supported by the wide-range of services and specialists of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, which offers a full continuum of specialty services for newborns requiring more critical and complex care. Seton also has pediatric surgical sub-specialists and pediatric anesthesiologists available to perform major surgery.
Joint Commission named the Seton Family of Hospitals as a 2007 recipient of the 11th-annual Ernest Amory Codman Award in the multiple organization category, recognizing Seton for its success in reducing preventable birth injuries. The initiative resulted in a 93 percent reduction in birth trauma rates from 0.3 percent for 2001-2003 to 0.02 percent in 2006.
You are required to pre-register with the Seton Admissions office prior to your delivery. We will provide a pre-admission form in the middle of your pregnancy. When your completed form is received by Seton Medical Center, they will contact your insurance company regarding hospital coverage. The hospital will bill you separately for the room and any other charges associated with the delivery. Any questions regarding your hospital bills should be directed to Seton Medical Center. More information about Seton can be found on their website at: www.seton.net.www.seton.net.