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Women's Health Services

Knapp Medical Center Provides Facilities

Knapp Medical Center is ranked among the top 5% in the Nation for Maternity Care 3 years in a row (2009-2011).

We love helping families grow. No wonder our Women’s Health Services is one of our busiest areas! It includes three patient care units: Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Postpartum.

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The Knapp Labor & Delivery (L&D) Unit has seven private rooms where mothers labor and deliver in the same room. Adjacent to these Labor, Delivery & Recovery (LDR) rooms are two fully staffed operating rooms for mothers requiring a cesarean section.

The same nursing professionals who assist the patient in labor are also trained to assist the obstetrician during the cesarean section, offering continuity of caregivers.

Patients recover briefly in L&D before being moved to a private room on the newly refurbished Postpartum Unit, here they may choose to have their newborn “room-in” with them.

The newborn nursery is also located on the same floor, just a short distance from the postpartum rooms.

Prior to baby’s arrival, expectant parents can pre-register at the Knapp Medical Center Admitting Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Pre-registration for C-Section deliveries should be scheduled by the attending physician.

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Contact the Knapp Medical Center Scheduling Department at 956-969-5478 for pre-registration.

Family Birth Education Program

Expectant parents can also attend the four-week Family Birth Education Program. Our family birthing classes instruct the family on the labor and delivery process, nutrition, exercise, fitness, baby care and pain management options.

For big brothers and sisters in the family, we offer concurrent sibling classes geared for ages 4-12. If you have a younger or older child, give us a call, and we will specially design a program to meet your family’s needs. For all family members attending any of the above classes, there is no charge; the classes are free. Bilingual classes are held Saturdays from 10 a.m. - noon.

Call 956-973-5350 or 956-973-5351 to register for Family Birthing Classes.

Car Seat Distribution Program

Knapp is a distribution site for the Safe Rider Course available to low‐income English or Spanish speaking families in our community. Each family will receive one FREE car seat. Families must attend a one‐hour class to learn how to use the car seat correctly.

Classes will be held on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m.

Call 800-252-8255 to register for the Safe Rider Course.

* Region is the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Census Bureau Statistical Area as defined by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget

  • Private Labor & Delivery birthing suites
  • Private hospital room available to all patients after delivery
  • Anesthesia care providers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to consult with your obstetrician to meet your pain management needs
  • Sibling visitation
  • Flexible newborn room-in option
  • All staff trained in Neonatal Resuscitation through Certification
  • State-of-the-art security for the safety of your newborn during your hospital stay
  • Highly trained Neonatologists available on a rotation basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week specifically for Knapp Medical Center


Women’s Health Services

Childbirth Education

Safe Rider Program