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Come See What Having Your Baby at Harlingen Medical Center is All About!

Harlingen Medical Center cares for the needs of Rio Grande Valley women, from the childbearing years through menopause. We are committed to excellence while caring for a broad range of women’s health issues.

The award-winning Women’s Center at Harlingen Medical celebrates more than 1,000 births each year, making it one of the premier choices for families to welcome their new babies! The team of physicians, nurses, and staff at the Women’s Center works together to ensure a high level of sophisticated medical care in a setting that is aesthetically-pleasing and conducive to family-centered obstetrics.

Our Women’s Center is here to provide you with the highest quality of care in a private suite to accommodate the needs of you and your loved ones in a family-friendly atmosphere.

For further information, contact us at 956-365-1025.


  • Scheduled maternity procedure patients may pre-register at the scheduled date and time given.
  • Labor and Delivery patients may also pre-register during after hours (8:00pm-5:00am) in the Emergency Department.

What to Expect When You Are Expecting With Us

  • Homelike Labor and Delivery Suites
  • Dedicated OB/GYN Operating Suites
  • All Private Post-Partum Suites
  • 21-Bassinet Newborn Nursery
  • Individualized, Quality Nursing Care
  • Highly-trained, Neonatal-Certified Specialists
  • Texas Ten Step Designation with breast-feeding support
  • Designated Level II Nursery
  • Two board-certified lactation consultants

Personal Nursing Care

At Harlingen Medical Center, we strive to make the birthing experience the best possible experience for mom and the whole family. In doing this, we try to keep care one-to-one between our specially-trained registered nurses and the new mother. This is personalized care, with the same nurse caring for the same patient as long as possible.

Free Childbirth Classes

We recommend you take this program between your 7th and 9th month of pregnancy. To register or for more information, please call the HMC Women’s Center at 956-365-1139Click here for more information on childbirth and breastfeeding classes at HMC.

We Are Serious About Breastfeeding


Studies have shown that breast milk helps protect newborn babies from many health conditions. Harlingen Medical Center is participating in the “Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative” program to promote breastfeeding.

 As part of the effort to encourage breastfeeding, Harlingen Medical Center teaches mothers about “skin-to-skin breastfeeding” their baby during the “golden hour,” the first hour after the baby is born. This also helps to make bonding closer between mom and baby.

At HMC, there is continuous support for breastfeeding from all of our nurses, because it is a learning process. In fact, two of those nurses, Jenny Diaz, RNC, IBCLC, and Priscilla Claudio, RN, IBCLC, have received board certification from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Please ask for them or any of our nurses if you have questions about breastfeeding.

Contact Information:

Ursula Villarreal, Director
Women’s Center