Advanced obstetrics care
At the Dell Children's Medical Center - Specialized Delivery Unit in Austin, TX, moms and babies with fetal conditions receive all the care they need — all in one location. The new state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit inside Dell Children’s Medical Center provides direct access to pediatric specialists and care teams for babies, when more care is needed.
When you have your baby in the Specialized Delivery Unit, your family has access to:
- Dell Children’s Level IV NICU, the highest level of NICU care
- Level I surgery center, the highest level of surgical care in the region
- Pediatric cardiac care unit for babies with heart conditions
- The most pediatric specialties and specialists in the region
Your family also has access to fellowship-trained and board-certified doctors who specialize in fetal conditions. These fetal interventionalists deliver advanced care for you and your baby. Your care team is with you every step of the way.
Dell Children's Medical Center is ranked among the nation's best Neonatology specialty programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024.
Dell Children’s Medical Center - Specialized Delivery Unit
The Specialized Delivery Unit is designed for moms and babies who are patients of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center. If your baby has been diagnosed with a fetal condition, ask your doctor about delivering at the Specialized Delivery Unit.
We’re ready to care for your family 24/7. Our care team includes specially trained labor and delivery nurses, OB-GYNs, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, fetal interventionalists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, nurse coordinators, ultrasonographers, and other pediatric subspecialists. When you deliver at the Specialized Delivery Unit, your family has access to Ascension Seton and Dell Children’s specialists.
Delivery and recovery suites have private bathrooms, sleeping accommodations for your support person and include meal options. Before your delivery, your doctor can monitor you and your baby in your delivery suite.
We understand how important it is to spend time with your newborn. At the Specialized Delivery Unit, we take a family-centered approach to care. You’re encouraged to spend as much time in your suite with your newborn as possible. If your baby needs extra care, rest assured they will be cared for by nurses and doctors in our NICU just down the hall.
Labor and delivery
Your doctors from the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center are part of your care team. Depending on your needs, you may deliver in one of our labor and delivery suites. And if more care is needed, we’re prepared to deliver advanced care for you and your baby.
If your OB-GYN delivers at Ascension Seton hospitals, they are part of your care team and collaborate with specialists at the Comprehensive Fetal Care Unit.
When we first open, we will offer C-sections. As our care team grows, we will expand the services offered — including scheduled inductions and vaginal deliveries. If you would like to learn more about what delivery options are available, ask your doctor at the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center or call 512-324-0040.
Other Ascension Seton labor and delivery locations
If you are an expecting mom and your baby has not been diagnosed with a fetal condition, you may choose to deliver at one of our four locations. Choosing an Ascension Seton care team to deliver your baby gives your family access to specialists at Ascension Seton and Dell Children’s. And, if more care is needed for your baby once they are born, all of these locations have a NICU onsite.
- Ascension Seton Hays
- Ascension Seton Northwest
- Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
- Ascension Seton Williamson
For moms who have a health condition that may require a higher level of care, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin offers the highest level of labor and delivery care. There is also a Dell Children’s Level III NICU inside this hospital, should your baby need more advanced care. This means your newborn will get specialized care from doctors and nurses, while staying at the hospital in which you are recovering.
Partnership Between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin
The partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin brings together specialists, medical students, and researchers who work together to deliver advanced care in Central Texas. This collaboration allows us to have a highly specialized team taking part in the latest research, diagnostic and technological developments.
Learn more about the Comprehensive Fetal Care Unit and the Specialized Delivery Unit at Dell Children’s.