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Expert maternity care throughout each stage of your pregnancy

St. Luke’s Health OBGYN teams offer comprehensive preconception care as well as routine and high-risk prenatal care for women throughout their pregnancy. Our experienced health care professionals, including board-certified OBGYNs and neonatologists, obstetrical nurses, neonatal nurses, and support team, are specially trained to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Caritas Women’s Care at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group Sugar Land also offers on-site education about two new innovative women’s health services— the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) and NaProTECHNOLOGY™— both scientific approaches to managing reproductive health.

Common maternity services available to you

  • Prenatal visits: Regular check-ups and consultations with healthcare providers during pregnancy.
  • Ultrasound scans: Imaging tests to monitor fetal development and health.
  • Labor and delivery care: Assistance and medical support during childbirth.
  • Postpartum care: Follow-up care for both mother and baby after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding support: Guidance and assistance for new mothers in breastfeeding techniques.
  • Nutritional counseling: Advice on maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy.
  • Childbirth classes: Educational sessions to prepare expectant parents for labor and delivery.
  • Prenatal testing: Screening and diagnostic tests to assess the health of the fetus.
  • Laboratory tests: Blood tests and other screenings to monitor the mother's and baby's health.


These services may vary depending on individual needs and healthcare providers.

Birthing services in Greater Houston 

Our Family Birthing Centers offer a VIP—Very Important Pregnancy—experience for every patient. We know that true caring and compassion are in the details of our service to you. Our commitment to give each mother a happy birth day is demonstrated through our approach to patient care and the atmosphere of our facility.

Things to Know About Pregnancy

  • Stages of labor

    Labor progresses through three stages: The first stage involves early contractions gradually increasing in intensity and frequency, followed by active labor. The second stage begins with full cervical dilation, prompting mom to push. Finally, in the third stage, the uterus contracts to expel the placenta. Throughout these stages, healthcare providers monitor and support both the mother and baby to ensure a safe and healthy delivery.

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  • C-section vs. vaginal birth

    Both cesarean section (C-section) and vaginal birth are methods of delivering a baby, each with its own considerations. Vaginal birth is the natural process where the baby is born through the birth canal, and it's often preferred when there are no complications. On the other hand, a C-section involves surgical delivery, typically recommended for various reasons like complications during pregnancy or labor, prior C-sections, or specific medical concerns. Both methods have benefits and risks, and the choice often depends on the individual's health circumstances and the guidance of an OB/GYN.

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  • Pregnancy complications

    Navigating pregnancy involves understanding potential complications that may arise. This page delves into various pregnancy complications, shedding light on conditions that can impact the health of the mother or baby during pregnancy. From gestational diabetes and preeclampsia to preterm labor and placenta previa, this resource aims to inform and educate expectant parents about these challenges, their signs, and the necessary measures to manage or prevent them.

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  • Pregnancy nutrition

    From essential nutrients crucial for fetal development to practical dietary tips for managing common pregnancy discomforts, this resource offers guidance for expectant mothers. Discover the significance of key nutrients, recommended food groups, and smart eating habits that support both maternal health and the baby's growth.

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U.S. News & World Report

U.S News & World Report has recognized Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties.