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Newborn Nursery

The Women & Children's Center at Kingwood Medical CenterThe newborn nursery at Kingwood Medical Center offers all the support healthy infants need after their arrival in this world. Experienced nurses and physicians keep an eye on your baby in a secure, caring environment whenever he or she is not with you.

At Kingwood Medical Center’s postpartum unit, new mothers can choose when and how often their babies spend time in the newborn nursery. Some mothers wish to have their babies with them in their rooms the entire time. Other mothers need uninterrupted sleep during their recovery. Our newborn nursery offers a safe and loving environment for your newborn whenever and however often you need it.

Caring for Your Newborn

Our expert nursing team will observe both you and your baby from the moment your newborn arrives. This usually involves at least a short stay for your baby in our Newborn Nursery during your immediate recovery.

As soon as you are ready, your nurse will help you care for your newborn in your room. And any time you need some extra recovery time or rest, you know that your baby will receive expert care in our nursery.

Security

No matter where they are in our hospital, the safety and security of newborns is our top concern. Our Newborn Nursery is on the same floor as our postpartum unit (where you will be recovering) and no baby can leave that floor without our security system alerting staff.

We also use additional safety measures, such as specific employee badges and color-coded uniforms, that let us know which staff members have permission to transport infants.

Breastfeeding Support

Whether you choose to keep your newborn in your room or in the newborn nursery, our team will fully support your breastfeeding efforts.

Kingwood Medical Center is proud to have earned the Texas 10-Step designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Texas 10-Step Program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding for newborns and infants.

If you need help learning to breastfeed, our lactation specialists are available 24 hours a day to help with problems latching on, engorgement, sore nipples, under or over supply and other common challenges.

Learn more about our lactation support services at Kingwood Medical Center.

Newborn Photos

At your request, a professional photographer can take photos of your new arrival. Sign-in to our login to our Mom365 baby photography website to view, download or share the images with family and friends.

Schedule a Tour

Request a guided tour of our labor and delivery unit, our nurseries and our postpartum units, by calling (800) 258-5064.

Education & Support Programs

Part of caring for new mothers (and their babies) is making sure those moms are prepared to care for their newborns at home. Get a full listing of our education and support programs.

Find a Doctor

See if your OB/GYN has privileges at Kingwood Medical Center (or find one that does). Search our doctors and schedule your appointment online: Search & Schedule