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Discover What The Citizens Medical Center Birth Center In Victoria Has To Offer You!

Aug 25, 2016 11:23PM ● By Kayla Mayer
Enjoy a comforting environment with a friendly and caring team dedicated to providing you and your family with the best birthing experience possible. Come and tour the facility, and see what classes that they have to offer today.

For one of life’s most precious moments, you want to choose a birthing facility that can deliver an experience you’ll never forget.

Womens-Pavilion-sizedAt The Women’s Pavilion (Birth Center) at Citizens Medical Center, we recognize the importance of your baby’s birth and we take pride in making each delivery special for our families.

The Women’s Pavilion Birth Center is a full-service labor and delivery unit with a well-baby nursery as well as a Level III (B) neonatology unit. The unit has been designed for comfort and supports a family-centered approach to childbirth by taking advantage of a home-like setting. Our spacious birthing suites allow mom, baby and dad to stay together as much as possible after the birth.

In birthing emergencies, the last concern for a family should be mom and baby being separated. Rest assured that because Citizens Medical Center is a full-service hospital with critical care for mom and baby under the same roof, the entire family will remain together in the same facility no matter the outcome. We do not transfer moms or babies to other Victoria facilities.

After delivery, if mom needs a break our experienced nursery staff will be happy give her a few hours of rest. Our nursery staff promotes breast-feeding and will offer new mothers instruction and other tips for success. Your newborn will be in good hands while in the care of our NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E certified nurses. In addition, The Women’s Pavilion employs a state-of-the-art security system and precise monitoring to ensure the utmost safety for all of our newborns.

Prenatal Classes

Your journey with The Women’s Pavilion Birth Center begins when mom is 5 months along. We encourage our families to register early to take advantage of the prenatal classes we offer. Prenatal classes are designed to help inform parents about the birthing process, ease fears and increase preparedness.

Classes offered include:

  • Prepared Childbirth – Prepared childbirth covers all aspects of labor, delivery, and post-partum recovery including ways to ease pain along with potential complications.
  • Breastfeeding – The breastfeeding class, which is taught by Citizens Medical Center’s lactation consultant, helps educate parents on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as provide information on breastfeeding techniques.
  • Sibling Class – Becoming a sibling can be a difficult, anxious time. The Sibling Class is designed to help younger children understand what is happening and prepare them for the birth of their sibling.

For more information about available classes offered at the Women’s Pavilion Birth Center, including dates and times please click here, or to register for class, please call (361) 570-7277.

Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-partum (LDRP) Care

The Women’s Pavilion is proud to offer a family-centered approach to maternity care including a home-like setting and private rooms and bathrooms. Hardwood floors and bay windows are featured in each room along with furniture chosen for optimal comfort. Family members are encouraged to be involved in the birthing process. After delivery, well-babies can stay in the room for 24-rooming, which encourages healthy bonding and uninterrupted nursing.

Specialized Care

The Women’s Pavilion includes a centralized newborn nursery with the same comfortable designs as the LDRP rooms. For those newborns requiring specialized care, the Women’s Pavilion is home to a Level III (B) neonatology unit equipped to provide top level critical and medical care for premature infants and newborns. This unit is staffed with highly trained nurses and physicians that are available around the clock and use cutting edge technology for precise monitoring. Specialized beds for babies in the NICU offer a warm, controlled micro-environment, with portholes that allow for bonding with mom and family.

The Women’s Pavilion Birth Center at Citizens Medical Center has staff available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide support for new families. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call (361) 582-5761.

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