Maternity Services

Attentive Caregivers, Expert Care

When you want the most advanced maternity care available, University Health System delivers. Our board-certified physicians maintain the highest level of knowledge — from new techniques and procedures to traditional methods to keep you healthy during pregnancy. We offer comprehensive maternity services, from routine check-ups to emergency care to support services like lactation consulting.

Free Pregnancy Testing

Are you experiencing pregnancy symptoms or early signs of pregnancy? Come in to any University clinic for a free pregnancy test and get results right away.

If you are pregnant, our expert clinicians will answer all your questions and assign you to a patient navigator. We will provide you a welcome packet that includes information on all the services we can offer you and your baby.

CenteringPregnancy Program

To experience a holistic approach to pregnancy and bond with other mothers-to-be, join our CenteringPregnancy program. University is the only nonmilitary health system in South Texas to offer this unique experience that combines attentive, one-on-one clinical care with group prenatal activities.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

We offer a comprehensive Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) program to treat any pregnancy complications like high blood pressure, and manage existing medical conditions, like diabetes or hypertension.

Our MFM doctors have extensive training in caring for the obstetrical, medical or surgical complications of pregnancy. In fact, our doctors train the next generation of doctors to care for high-risk pregnancy patients.

Breastfeeding Consulting

Our comprehensive Lactation program offers a variety of services, including breastfeeding classes in English and Spanish, access to certified lactation consultants, breast pump rentals and much more.

Labor & Delivery

Experience the world-class care of an academic medical center in the comfortable environment of a private room. When you choose University Hospital for your labor and delivery, you can expect:

  • Delivery of your baby by a physician
  • Supportive care by specially trained nurses

We accommodate every special request we can. Your family is welcome to stay with you.

Emergency Care

Every expectant mother hopes for a pregnancy without complications. But if an emergency arises, University Hospital offers the only 24-hour dedicated women’s Emergency Department staffed with every specialist you might need for an urgent medical need related to your pregnancy. Specialists include OB physicians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, a certified midwife and a dedicated anesthesiologist just for the women’s Emergency Department.