Pediatrics & Women’s Services

The Women’s and Children’s Services department at Midland Memorial Hospital is committed to assisting you and your family through this exciting and memorable time in your lives. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the most personal care before, during and after your hospital stay.

The BirthPlace

You and your family are experiencing a very special time with the approaching birth of your baby. The staff at Midland Memorial Hospital wants to be a part of this important event in your life. Our staff is dedicated to helping you prepare for the physical, emotional, social, and financial changes that you face.

The BirthPlace unit has state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities. It consists of 10 private, spacious labor/delivery/recovery suites, a three bed recovery room and two cesarean section suites. These suites are designed to provide you and your family with a positive and memorable birth experience. The home-like atmosphere is enhanced by hardwood floors, comfortable sofa and chairs, private bath, television and mother's bed, which converts to a birthing bed.

You are encouraged to bring any materials to help enhance your birth experience such as a birthing ball, aromatherapy, relaxation and massage techniques, as well as music.

Anesthesia staff members specializing in labor and delivery are available 24 hours a day.

OB/GYN

You will be admitted to the OB/GYN Unit approximately two hours after the birth of your baby and will become the "center of attention." OB/GYN nurses will care for you both physically and emotionally. The unit includes 30 private rooms equipped with a bathroom, shower, television and telephone.

Our courteous nurses will bring your baby to you and return him or her to the nursery upon your request. This will be a time to learn to care for your baby, how to dress, bathe and feed your infant. You may also keep your baby in your room as long as you desire, provided they show no signs of illness. Visitors, both adults and children, are welcome.

If you are breastfeeding, you may visit with one of the lactation consultants to learn more about the nursing process.

Before you are discharged, you will be given a special gift basket for you and your baby.

Nursery

The Nursery Unit is fully staffed with experienced nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The newborn baby is admitted to the Nursery Unit approximately two hours after the birth and spends a short time under observation. This allows the nurse to perform a complete physical assessment of the baby and give him or her their first bath. We encourage your baby stay with you as much as possible. Before your baby is discharged, a routine hearing screening will be conducted.

There is a routine newborn screening performed while you are in the hospital. A second screening is required after discharge when the infant is 10 days old.

Childbirth Education

We are here from the beginning, offering childbirth education classes designed to educate parents about the labor and delivery process, breastfeeding, how to care for themselves and their newborn, as well as preparing siblings for becoming big brothers and sisters.

 Pediatrics

The Pediatric Unit is located on the sixth floor of Midland Memorial Hospital. The beautifully decorated unit consists of 10 beds and two pediatric intensive care (PICU) beds. The PICU rooms have full hemodynamic (blood flow) and cardiac monitoring capability. The pediatric unit is fully staffed with experienced nurses that have been trained to care for children of all ages and trained in pediatric advanced life support. The unit also consists of a playroom for children to use while being hospitalized as well as Janet’s Closet, a special place for children who have had a traumatic experience or procedure to pick out something special. Parent support is very important for any child hospitalized and we encourage parents to stay and help care for their child.

Lactation Services

Our lactation (breastfeeding) program supports the nutritional needs of future generations and is the only one of its kind in west Texas. Full time licensed nurses with years of experience are available to work with our new moms and give them the encouragement and support needed for successful breastfeeding.

Attending a childbirth education class before your baby is born will help you understand breastfeeding and may prevent difficulties down the road.

Physicians, nurses, or others may refer patients to our lactation department. We work closely with these health professionals coordinating efforts to assure both mother's and baby's well being. Families who have given birth at other hospitals are welcome to make appointments for lactation assistance and evaluation. If you are breastfeeding, you may visit with one of the lactation consultants to learn more about the nursing process.

Contact information:

The BirthPlace

(432) 221-3260

OB/GYN

(432) 221-3279

Nursery

(432) 221-3266

Childbirth Education       

(432) 221-3283

Pediatrics

(432) 221-3355

Lactation Services

(432) 221-1070