St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

St. David's Medical Center Women's Health

St. David's Medical Center is dedicated to the needs of women and newborn babies. Women's Services at St. David's Medical Center is recognized in the community for its innovative programs for women and their families including high risk Obstetrical services and our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our focus is quality, family centered maternity care that provides special attention for your birth experience. We are passionate about providing you with cutting edge care that can include technical excellence when needed. St. David's Medical Center has been designated as a Texas Breastfeeding Friendly Hospital. Our environment is highly reflective of family-centered care philosophy. This philosophy promotes the beginning of the Parent-Infant attachment process, and strives to provide support to the entire family as they experience the transitions inherent during this time.

Each family and each patient is different. We encourage you and your family to express your own needs and preferences as you welcome your new baby. St. David's Medical Center's personalized services allow both individuality and togetherness to achieve a fulfilling birth experience.

Virtual Tour: Women's Services

Online childbirth classes

Planning for Baby

Welcoming Baby

When Baby Needs Specialized Care

Bringing Baby Home

High Risk Maternal & Neonatal Transport Services

What Sets Us Apart? 

  • Physicians and staff who are experienced professionals, committed to providing exceptional care to every patient
  • Comfortable, family centered environment
  • Newly renovated Women's Health floor, complete with state-of-the-art technology
  • All private rooms
  • 3 luxury suites for an additional charge per night 
  • Spacious, well appointed Labor & Delivery Rooms
  • Surgical suites located in the Labor & Delivery Unit
  • Midwives and doulas are welcome to be present at your birth
  • All RN staff, competent in both high and low-risk obstetrical care
  • 24/7 Neonatology coverage
  • 24/7 Anesthesia coverage
  • 24/7 Maternal Fetal Medicine Coverage
  • Maternal & Neonatal Transport Team
  • Parent Education classes taught by employees of St. David's Medical Center

St. David’s Medical Center Named a 2012 Texas Ten Step Facility For Its Support of Breastfeeding Mothers

Texas 10 Step Program FacilitySt. David’s Medical Center has been designated as a 2012 Texas Ten Step facility by the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association. This annual designation is awarded to birthing facilities that provide optimal care to improve breastfeeding outcomes and the health of newborns and infants.

The Texas Ten Step Program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding for newborns and infants. This designation recognizes that St. David’s Medical Center is providing an environment that creates positive outcomes for breastfeeding families and supports new mothers and their decision to breastfeed.

St. David’s Medical Center has implemented 10 goals, or “steps,” to support mothers who intend to breastfeed their infants. Texas Ten Step facilities are asked to address 85 percent of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, be designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite, evaluate their breastfeeding policies and maternity care practices, and routinely educate all healthcare staff with evidence-based courses.

Based on the World Health Organization and UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the program aims to assist birthing facilities’ support of breastfeeding mothers before, during and after delivery; encourages them to identify breastfeeding resources for the mother after she is discharged; and encourages facilities to reach the Healthy People 2020 goal of having 82 percent of mothers exclusively breastfeeding when they go home with their newborn.

The Texas Medical Association officially endorsed the Texas Ten Step Program in 2009 to encourage hospitals to create an environment that supports the breastfeeding mother.

For more information on the Texas Ten Step Program, visit


Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

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Patient Education and Information

Classes for You and Your Family                   


Determine Your Due Date

Find out when you will ovulate


Preparing for Labor and Delivery 

The Signs and Stages of Labor 

Pain Management 

Your Delivery Options 

Perinatal Care 

Determine Your Due Date 

Cesarean Birth 

Complications and Procedures 

Postpartum Care for Mothers 

Pregnancy and Birthing Glossary 


Related Services:

The Breast Center

For more information, call (512) 544-4226 or e-mail

Maternity and Newborn Services at St. David's HealthCare

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St . David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd Street
Austin, TX 78705
Telephone: (512) 476-7111
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