Dell Children’s Opens Specialized Labor and Delivery Unit


Dell Children’s Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of a new specialized labor and delivery unit designed for mothers who are patients of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center. The Dell Children’s unit is a state-of-the-art, 11-bed delivery unit that is staffed by an obstetric trained nursing care team, anesthesiologists and obstetricians.  The unit includes two operating rooms, five labor and delivery suites and six antepartum/postpartum suites. See more here on @KVUE.

The unit is designed for moms that are considered low risk, whose babies have been diagnosed with a complex fetal or congenital condition who will be able to deliver and recover in the same hospital where their newborn will receive specialized treatment and care. This allows for mothers to deliver in the same hospital where her newborn will receive immediate specialized intervention not available at other hospitals. Care for mom and baby during pregnancy, delivery of the baby, and care of the baby after birth can happen all in one place.

Through this unit, babies will have access to the Dell Children’s Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) immediately following birth and will have access to the widest variety of  pediatric specialists and specialty programs in the region.

Led by UT Health Austin fetal medicine specialist Kenneth Moise, Jr., MD, who serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center and has developed fetal centers across the country, the team of experts provide comprehensive, family-centered care to ensure patients and their families receive the highest level of specialized care before, during, and after delivery. The fetal center offers diagnostic, treatment, and management of complex and rare fetal conditions, including fetal heart conditions, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, urinary tract conditions, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and neural tube defects, such as spinal bifida.