We offer a high-tech center where mother and child receive quality medical care and families have options regarding their birth process. The Labor and Delivery Unit is designed for patient safety and comfort. Our family-centered environment allows mothers and infants to stay in the same room with the same nurse for greater continuity of care.
Adjacent to the Labor Rooms, a dedicated operating suite is always available for cesarean sections should the need arise. Click here to pre-register to deliver at the Mother and Baby Center at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills.
Family members and friends can also meet your newborn for the first time – from anywhere in the world – in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills Web Nursery.
Some newborns need a little extra medical attention. We're providing access to neonatal care close to home.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills is staffed 24/7 with board-certified neonatologists specializing in the care of premature infants or newborns who need extra medical care. Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staff cares for a wide range of babies who need additional intervention, but typically don’t have life-threatening conditions.
As part of the only Catholic, not-for-profit health system in the area, the hospital’s neonatology services include close monitoring of vital signs, assistance with feeding, 24-hour oxygen, stabilizing blood glucose levels, phototherapy, intravenous antibiotics, and an 8-bed neonatal intermediate care unit.
The NICU nurses are specially trained and certified, and went through one-on-one training with nurses from the state-of-the-art NICU at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio where the sickest and most fragile newborns receive the highest level of care available.
In addition to improved outcomes from immediate, on-site intervention, the care of these infants close to home is a great benefit to the families. The neonatology capability supports the hospital's philosophy of family-centered care, allowing mothers and fathers the chance to be closer to their babies in the hospital. Parents have the opportunity to be present and bond with their infants.
The Lactation Services at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa at Westover Hills meets the needs of breastfeeding moms with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Our services provide moms with additional support that includes free office visits (with an appointment) for those who may be having difficulty breastfeeding after going home.
A Breastfeeding “Warmline” is available for parents to call with questions or concerns throughout their breastfeeding experience. We also carry a variety of breastfeeding supplies and have hospital-grade pumps available for rent. Our lactation services offer moms Board Certified Lactation Consultants who can help answer questions and provide support throughout her breastfeeding experience, whether you are a new mom, a mom going back to work, or a mom who just needs some reassurance, our program is available to help make your breastfeeding experience a success.
The following services are provided to you by our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants:
Free lactation consultations are available with an appointment. Please call 210-703-9223 to set up an appointment. Consultations are offered for the following concerns:
If you are concerned about your baby’s intake at the breast, contact us to schedule a weight check for you baby.
Hospital grade breastpumps are available for rent. We carry both Ameda and Medela hospital grade breastpumps.
“My Brest Friend” Nursing Pillows are availabe for purchase. The pillow is a firm, flat front cushion that eliminates the gap between you and baby. It also keeps baby from rolling in or away from mom during breastfeeding.
The back rest helps mom maintain good posture during feedings to prevent sore back and neck. The arms and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress.
We offer the following breastfeeding supplies for purchase:
While breastfeeding is a very natural way to feed a baby, it doesn’t always happen naturally. Breastfeeding is a learned art and sometimes it takes a community of supporters to help get new moms through the first weeks of challenges. Our support group is designed to give moms the opportunity to share their own experiences with each other and ask questions while having a Board Certified Lactation Consultant present. Moms are welcome to bring their lunch or snacks with them.
Our Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
We meet on the first floor of the hospital in Conference room A&B.