Labor and Delivery

Galveston Campus, John Sealy Hospital

About the Newly Renovated Labor & Delivery Suites

UTMB Health Galveston's newly renovated Labor & Delivery unit includes spacious birthing suites and mother/baby rooms that offer a “family-centered” birth experience.

Here, families stay in the same room throughout labor, delivery and immediate recovery, they are then moved to a mother/baby room until discharged. These rooms can comfortably accommodate family members and caregivers including physicians, midwives, nurses, and the pediatric team. Couplet Care provides a nurse who cares for both the mother and her baby during their stay. This nurse is specialized in caring for the family as a unit and providing breastfeeding support during these important first days.

Because safety for mother and baby is always the first consideration, all birthing suites are equipped with everything needed for a safe and healthy delivery. Plus, we've added a few extras to make the event one that is comfortable and easy to share with the chosen loved ones, including convertible sleep chairs, refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower.

Labor and Delivery

  • Galveston Birthing Suites and Additional Amenities

    • A unit specializing in the care of pregnant women during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum stages of their pregnancy. We deliver approximately 5,500 babies per year.
      • 16 birthing suites for labor, delivery, and recovery
      • 2 ICU beds for critically ill OB mothers
      • 5 bed PACU
      • 7 triage rooms
      • 4 dedicated OR suites
    • High-risk obstetrical care
    • Critical Care Obstetrics
    • 24 – hour anesthesia support
    • 24 – hour language assistance
    • Infant secured unit
  • Galveston Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    UTMB Health’s Galveston Campus is a Level IV Neonatal Facility. The Level 4 Neonatal Facility Designation reflects the facility’s documented capabilities and history of providing a specific level of care to infants. Hospitals with this designation are able to care for infants born earlier than 32 weeks gestation and weighing less than 1,500 grams. Level IV-designated facilities must also be able to provide life support, perform advanced imaging including MRI and echocardiography, and provide a full range of respiratory support, among may other criteria. Level IV NICUs provide the highest, most acute level of care. There are 227 Designated Neonatal Facilities across the state of Texas, with 22 designated as Level IV.

Labor and Delviery
LND Room in John Sealy Hospital
Exterior view of John Sealy Hospital

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Birthing Suite Tours

Every Sunday, noon and 4 p.m.*
*Call the Labor and Delivery desk for the latest schedule.
Call the Labor & Delivery Registration desk at (409) 772- 2893 to check availability and schedule your tour
Tours will be between 30 and 45 minutes long and will cover Labor & Delivery on the 3rd and 4th floors, High Risk OB on the 10th floor and the Mother Baby Units on the 5th floor.
Only four moms will be permitted to take the tour, and each mom is allowed to bring one visitor with them for a max of eight people per tour.
Free parking with validation. Park in the Hospital Parking Garage on University Boulevard between Texas Ave. and Darrell Royal Ave. After parking, walk to and enter the front of the R. Waverley Smith Pavilion. Once inside, follow the signs to John Sealy Hospital and take the elevators to the 3rd floor Labor & Delivery Registration Desk.

For more information, call (409) 772- 2893 View the Galveston Birthing Suite Tour flyer

Enjoy this virtual tour of our Labor and Delivery services.

Childbirth Education Classes

Galveston Campus

Learn everything you need to know about your upcoming birth and how to take care of your baby in this childbirth course taught by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

Our hands-on approach to teaching comfort techniques will enhance your learning experience as you practice relaxation skills during each class. The course includes a hospital tour and written materials.

All expecting moms are welcome to join our childbirth education classes.

Jennie Sealy Hospital 612 Texas Avenue, Suite 2.506A

Cost: Free
Use Hospital Parking in front of Jennie Sealy Hospital
Parking will be validated
Please wear comfortable clothes
Each mother may bring one support person to each class

Register for in-person class in Galveston

Is this your first child?
Have you taken childbirth classes before?

If you have any questions about registration please contact Kaci Noble at (409) 772-2469.

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