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Midwifery Overview

The midwives who practice within Bayshore Medical Center’s Women’s Care Center network are experienced at guiding women through the process of their pregnancy, labor, and first days as a mother. It’s our philosophy that pregnancy education and proper prenatal care can lead to a happier, healthier delivery experience. We also encourage families to participate in the entire pregnancy process—from attending ultrasound check-ups to offering an encouraging voice on the day of delivery.


What is a Midwife?

Midwives are healthcare providers who specialize in the well-being of women during their pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period. They also assist the mother with breastfeeding and initial infant care. Midwife certifications are overseen by the North American Registry of Midwives and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

More than 500,000 births are attended by a midwife each year, as estimated by the National Center for Heath Statistics. This recent surge in popularity is attributed to midwifes’ success at reducing:

  • The length of labor
  • The need for pain medication
  • The possibility of Cesarean section
  • The likelihood of needing forceps or other operative devices during delivery

Other advantages of midwifery care include reduced medical costs and more personal, hands-on care throughout your pregnancy.


With three locations throughout Pasadena and Southeast Houston, Women’s Care Center offers mothers-to-be the following services:

  • Convenience
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Ultrasound evaluation
  • Prenatal nutrition counseling
  • Labor coaching and delivery support
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Postpartum care
  • Gynecological care before and after pregnancy
  • Medicaid registration assistance

Prenatal care is performed at our satellite offices, and active labor and delivery occurs at either Bayshore Medical Center or East Houston Regional Medical Center. Should complications arise, both hospitals have obstetricians and neonatologists on staff to assist with care required by the mother or the baby.

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