Woman and Infant Services

The Harris County Hospital District offers comprehensive woman and infant services aimed at enhancing birth outcomes and facilitating continuity of care for patients. 

The following services are offered at Ben Taub General Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and our network of health centers.

Prenatal Services

Getting proper prenatal care is key to your baby's good health. HCHD offers prenatal services at 12 conveniently located health centers.

Our staff will guide you through every step of your pregnancy with regularly scheduled checkups to ensure a healthy delivery.

In addition to offering prenatal services, HCHD health centers offer:

• Childbirth classes
• CenteringPregnancy®
• Hospital tours of    
  Ben Taub General
  Hospital and Lyndon B.
  Johnson General Hospital
• Midwifery services
• Pre-registration

Birthing Centers

When it comes to delivering babies, Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital provide the type of care and maternity services you want most — personalized attention, comfortable space, experienced nurses, doctors, midwives and specialized nurseries designed to handle any infant’s healthcare needs.

Our doctors from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are among the best trained in the nation when it comes to managing normal and high-risk pregnancies, delivery and infant care.

Created with you in mind, both Ben Taub and LBJ Birthing Centers offer a private family atmosphere to provide a comforting birthing experience.

Midwifery services

Midwifery services at Ben Taub and LBJ Hospitals offer patients with low-risk pregnancies an alternative for childbirth, one that is proven to enhance birth outcomes for mothers and their babies while maintaining lower healthcare costs. Outcomes show that mothers and babies benefit from the specialized training of a midwife and their trademark compassion and alternative techniques.


Expectant mothers who deliver at Ben Taub or LBJ can rest assured knowing that both hospitals and staff are well-equipped to handle any complication or healthcare need that may arise.

For healthy babies a minimum stay in the regular nursery (Level I) is all that is required.

If your baby has special needs or requires some extra medical attention or observation, there are Newborn Special Care Nurseries (Level II) at each hospital.

In addition, Ben Taub and LBJ have Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Level III), specializing in the care of very sick babies who require intensive observation and treatment around-the-clock.

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