Labor And Birth

Whether you have chosen to birth in our luxury birthing suite or in your own home, we will enter your birthing space calmly and quietly when we join you in labor. We will make care to personalize your birth based on the desires you shared with us during our prenatal visits.
As you labor, we will offer support, guidance, and comfort to help you birth your little one into the special birth environment you have created for them.

What do can I expect in labor?
  • The Midwives to encourage family members to be involved in the labor and birth process
  • Assessment of maternal and fetal health throughout labor and birth
  • Perineal evaluation following the birth and, if necessary, the use of numbing agents and advanced suturing skills
  • Immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby to promote bonding and encourage the initiation of breastfeeding
  • Delayed cord clamping to assist with transition of baby and he/she begins to breathe on their own
  • Comprehensive newborn assessment
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Labor support by a secondary midwife or birth assistant who has current CPR and neonatal resuscitation certifications
  • Immediate access to resuscitation equipment, including oxygen
  • IV fluids and IV antibiotics, if indicated
  • Access to anti-hemorrhage medications
  • Erythromycin and preservative-free Vitamin K available for the newborn, if indicated or requested
  • Newborn Screening – Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD)
  • medications
  • Erythromycin and preservative-free Vitamin K available for the newborn, if indicated or requested
  • Newborn Screening – Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD)

As you labor, we will offer support, guidance, and comfort to help you birth your little one into the special birth environment you have created for them.

Home Birth

Families who choose to birth at home:

  • Receive a 36 week prenatal visit in your home
  • Have the option of renting one of our portable birthing tubs at no additional charge (you must purchase a tub liner when ordering birth supplies)
  • Purchase a home birth supply kit

Birth Center

For families who choose to birth in our luxury birthing suite, we offer:

  • A private entrance
  • A beautiful, private suite that affords all of the luxuries of home including
    • living room
    • fully-equipped kitchen
    • bathroom
    • oversized tub with chromotherapy lighting
    • bedroom for privacy following the birth

Want to learn more about Galveston Birth Center?

Head over to galvestonbirthcenter.com to see more pictures and find out detailed information of what the birth center has to offer you. Schedule your initial consultation and you will receive a tour of our top class facilities!