Labor & Delivery
Your obstetrician will remain your primary doctor throughout your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. This will be the doctor you will call for appointments or questions. Throughout the course of your pregnancy you may also interact with other physicians in our department. As department doctors are all university faculty members and have different medical and teaching duties, it is not possible for your primary physician to be available at all times. Another physician on the UDeliver team may manage your emergencies, questions, and even your delivery. Our obstetricians practice as a team and meet on a regular basis to review cases or to discuss the most recent obstetrical literature, to ensure that you are provided with uniform, up-to-date care.
Labor and delivery is handled by our physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The hospital includes a triage and emergency unit for pregnant women, operating rooms adjacent to labor and delivery suites, and a mother and baby unit with private and semi-private rooms. The hospital has a family-centered approach to care and encourages mothers to keep their infants in their room with them. You may have one guest stay overnight with you and your child. After you have given birth, nurses will teach you how to properly care for your infant and lactation consultants are available for one-on-one sessions with breastfeeding moms.
The hospital also specializes in high-risk maternity care and is designated as a Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC). High-risk pregnancy specialists are available for consultation 24/7. Labor and delivery is located adjacent to Holtz Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest in the country, which cares for the tiniest and most critical newborns with some of the best outcomes in the world.