If you’re an expectant mom, we’re ready for you and your baby with 24/7 OB care, attentive patient navigators, care for high-risk pregnancies and access to high-level NICU care in our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).
Personalized OB Services in San Antonio
Having a baby is an exciting time. In fact, from the moment you find out you’re pregnant to labor and delivery, our obstetrics team in San Antonio wants you to have a wonderful experience. And while every birth at the Nest at Baptist Health System is unique, they all share one thing in common: our staff’s dedication to providing the best possible compassionate and personalized care for moms, their babies and their families.
The Nest – A Special Place to Welcome Your Baby
The Nest is what we call Baptist Health System's women's program. We know that the birthing experiencing can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time; that’s why our birth centers provide a home away from home to welcome your baby. In addition, our patient navigators are a phone call away, ready to answer any questions, from what to expect at the hospital to scheduling appointments. They can also help you navigate your way through the registration process, schedule classes, facilitate neonatal intensive care consultations, if necessary, and keep you informed every step of the way.
The Nest will also have one of our nurses by your side, monitoring your labor and keeping your doctor informed. We’re committed to creating a safe and informative delivery experience that caters to you and your loved ones’ needs. While each hospital may vary, you can often expect the following facilities:
- Dedicated operating rooms
- Private labor and delivery suites
- Private postpartum suites
- Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)
- Guest accommodations for your support person
- The Mother’s Milk First Lactation Center at North Central Baptist Hospital in Stone Oak
Experts Who Care About You and Your Baby
Our delivery staff and OB/GYN doctors in San Antonio are ready to serve you with warmth and understanding and with the expertise, technical skill and clinical judgment that are needed to help with a successful delivery. The Nest at Baptist Health System also has physicians on staff 24/7 if the need arises and your physician is not available.
Our hospitals have been the birthplace of choice of many local moms. Schedule a tour, meet our team and learn more about what to expect on your big day.
What Does an OB/GYN Do?
An OB/GYN, short for obstetrician-gynecologist, is a specialized physician who offers medical services, tests, screenings and care related to female reproductive health, pregnancies and childbirths. OB/GYNs complete a bachelor’s degree, four years of medical schooling and four years of residency focusing on obstetrics and gynecology.
What Is the Difference Between Obstetrics and Gynecology?
The term obstetrics refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on medical and surgical care during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period. Gynecology is also the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, management and preventive care for women’s bodies and their reproductive system. These include the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and the vagina.
When Should You Visit an OB/GYN if You’re Pregnant?
It is recommended to visit an OB/GYN as soon as you confirm your pregnancy. Starting your prenatal care earlier into your pregnancy may improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy and also help detect and/or prevent potential complications if any. Visiting your doctor regularly throughout your pregnancy can also help you prepare for each trimester and your big day.
What Can You Expect on Your First Prenatal Visit?
During your first prenatal visit, your doctor will check your vital signs, gynecologic history, medical history, family history and calculate your due date. Your doctor may also recommend a physical exam and other specific tests and screenings if the situation calls for them (blood tests, ultrasound, etc.)
Why Choose Baptist Health System’s The Nest?
At Baptist Health System, we have a wide variety of high-level pregnancy care and maternity services that can cater to your needs wherever you are on your prenatal journey; whether it’s your first ultrasound check, you’re a few weeks away from giving birth to your baby or if you need specialized care for a high-risk pregnancy, The Nest and our team is here for you.
We also offer the following services and privileges:
- Breastfeeding support and lactation center services
- Childbirth education classes
- Concierge navigator program
- Midwifery services
- Newborn and birth portraits and videos
- Private gourmet meal for you and your support person
Prepare for Your Hospital Stay
Plan your big day by pre-registering for the birth of your baby. Complete the required paperwork ahead of time, so you have one less thing to worry about. Register here. You may also call us for a mommy-to-be tour to know which type of room and OB services are best for you.
Featured Obstetrics Services
Obstetrics Patient Navigator
Our patient navigators are here to guide you on your journey, from your first consultation to labor and delivery.
We have a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that provides safe and specialized neonatal care for newborn babies.
Obstetrics Classes & Events
See classes that cover childbirth, breastfeeding and information geared towards being a first-time parent here.
All Obstetrics Services
- Find an OB/GYN
- Request an OB/GYN Referral
- OB Hospitalist
- Pregnancy Test Centers
- Lactation Consultant
- Obstetrics Patient Navigator
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Newborn Photography & Videography
- Obstetrics Classes & Events
- Obstetrics Stories
- Obstetrics Healthy Living