An expectant mom wants the best care for herself and her baby. Women’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center does too. That’s why the hospital now offers Ob/Gyn hospitalists as an added measure of care when an expecting mother’s regular Ob/Gyn is unavailable.
Here's how it works. In the event that an expectant mother needs immediate care, one of the Hospital's Ob/Gyn hospitalists can examine her, evaluate the progress of labor, monitor fetal heart rate and review test results. These board-certified Ob/Gyns - who are available to care for moms-to-be onsite at the hospital 24/7 - are trained in routine and emergent obstetrical care and therefore are equipped for any health issues that may arise. And, if necessary, they can deliver the baby.
"Having around-the-clock OB/Gyn hospitalists is a big benefit for our patients," says Michael Hold, MD, Ob/Gyn affiliated with Women's Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. "They are ready to step in at a moment's notice and provide care for any expectant mom who shows up at the hospital. Additionally, they coordinate care and communicate all results to the patient's regular Ob/Gyn to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient."
Expectant mothers should remember these tips when "after hours" care is needed: