COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Great women’s care begins at Valley Regional Medical Center. If you need maternity care, ob/gyn surgery or are just looking for a new gynecologist, our Women’s center in Brownsville, TX, is ready to treat you like family.
Maternity, Labor & Delivery
There’s a reason that more than 2,500 babies are born at Valley Regional Medical Center each year. We treat your family like our own.
Our maternity staff is experienced at all levels of labor and delivery, including pre-partum and high-risk pregnancy. Our Level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) is on site, ready to help our tiniest patients. Other newborns enjoy staying by mom’s bedside or in our Newborn Nursery when mom needs a bit more rest.
Our maternity services also include:
- 24-hour availability of epidural placement and high pain management standards.
- Neonatologist, NICU and Respiratory Therapist attend all C-sections and all high-risk deliveries.
- Comprehensive breast-feeding support, from lactation specialists to help you while you are here to additional support once you go home.
- On floor security staff, in addition to state of the art security technology.
- Sleep chair at every bedside.
- Human milk depot in partnership with Austin Milk Bank (first in Valley).
Knowledgeable, caring and compassionate care team for both mom and baby.
Gynecology (GYN) Services
Our women’s services include a full range of gynecology care to meet the needs of women over their lifetime. Our services include:
- Endocrinology to diagnose abnormal bleeding or menstruation issues
- Gyn surgery, including minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopy)
- Birth control counseling and services
- Menopause management
Mammogram & Women’s Imaging
Early detection of breast cancer offers the most options for treatment—and mammograms are the best method for early detection. The American College of Radiology recommends that women get a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 and then annual mammograms starting at age 40.
Valley Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive and compassionate mammography services. You can even schedule your mammogram and register online.
Valley Regional also offers Breast MRI services, using a specialized table that makes scans more comfortable and accurate for patients. Other women’s diagnostic services are also available, including breast ultrasound, biopsy and laboratory services.
Classes and Tours
Valley Regional Medical Center wants to provide knowledge and confidence for success through our prenatal and breastfeeding classes.
Prepare for the birth of your baby by attending a free prenatal class and get the answers to the questions you may have. Classes are offered from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on a monthly basis and based on registration. Classes include a tour of our units and services. For more information or to register for these FREE classes, please call (956) 350-7440.
Free breastfeeding classes are offered by the Infant and Family Nutrition Agency on the third Wednesday of the month at Valley Regional Medical Center. For more information and to register for these FREE classes, please call (956) 561-MILK (6455).
Schedule a tour of our women’s center by calling our Director of Community and Public Relations at (956) 350-7745. We try to accommodate walk ins, but appointments are encouraged so we can make sure you’ll get a complete tour while protecting the privacy of our moms and newborns.
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