Santander Maternity

A Healthy Pregnancy

Hospital Santander has more than three generations accompanying families in the most memorable moments of their lives.

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Protect your child's birth with our Prenatal Control

Our Prenatal Control Plan is aimed to reduce risk factors and prevent in advance. Includes:

  • 2 Blood Biometrics
  • 2 General Urine Exams
  • 2 Cephalopelvimetry (X-rays)
  • 2 Ultrasound
  • 1 Blood Chemistry
  • 1 Blood Group & RH Factor
  • 1 Prothrombin Time
  • 1 Partial Thromboplastin Time
  • 1 VDRL serological test
  • 1 HIV test

Would you like to know more about our Prenatal Control Plan?

  • We provide personalized information tailored to your needs
  • You can meet and tour our facilities
  • You get a preferential price for booking here

Maternity Package

Comfortable stay

Spacious and furnished rooms for you and your family to receive your baby.

Specialized medical staff

Doctors and nurses dedicated to obstetric and neonatological care.

Modern medical technology

We take care of all the mother's needs before and after giving birth.

Neonatal Intensive Care

A medical team specialized in emergency care for newborns.

Newborn Screening Tests

We have metabolic, auditory and cardiac screening packages.

Payment options

We have accessible payment plans and accept multiple forms of payment.

Make the delivery day your best experience.

Schedule and quote with us today
I'm a U.S. Citizen. Can I give birth in Mexico?

No problem!

Current Migration Laws allow American citizens to give birth in Mexico without the baby's legal status being affected in the United States.

You can get more information at this link: Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad

We accept Binational Insurance

We work with insurance companies in Mexico and the United States to facilitate their hospital procedures.

Newborn Screening Programs

Hospital Santander has the only comprehensive comprehensive screening programs in Mexico that detect metabolic, auditory and cardiac diseases and offer you the necessary medical follow-up in case of detecting any condition.

Avoid putting your baby's life at risk with early detection.

Programa Integral de Tamiz Metabólico e Intervención Temprana

Timely detection of diseases that usually do not show symptoms, prevents damage that would be irreversible.

Large panel of diseases to detect.
Detects Amino Acid Disorders, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Transient Neonatal Tyrosinemia, and many more diseases.
Delivery of results to the hospital in 6 days.
DNA tests that offer accurate results.
Medical advice through the hospital, in case of detection of any metabolic disease.
Programa Integral de Tamiz Auditivo e Intervención Temprana

Hearing problems affect social and speech development. This study allows to identify them in time.

It allows to know the possible degree of hearing loss.
Precise and integrated technologies to know if your baby listens correctly.
Precise and integrated technologies to know if your baby listens correctly.
Genetic study of hearing, in case of detection of hearing loss.
Medical protocol based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that guarantees a specialized approach.
Programa Integral de Tamiz para Cardiopatías Congénitas Críticas e Intervención Temprana

Early detection reduces the risk of early mortality from cardiac malformations.

Detection of 7 Critical Congenital Heart Diseases.
Automatic and simultaneous pulse oximetry in hand and foot.
Delivery of results to the hospital in 24 hours.
Confirmatory study with echocardiogram.
Medical protocol based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Armerican Heart Association (AHA) that guarantees a specialized approach.
- The ideal time to perform these tests is from birth until before leaving the hospital.
- If it takes more than 30 days to complete the studies, the results may vary.
- For outpatients, the metabolic screen does not require an appointment.
- For outpatients, the auditory and cardiac screen require an appointment.

Items for Baby and Mom

To receive your baby in the best way, we show you the list of items that you will need to bring the day you will give birth:

For baby

  • 6 complete changes of rompers with little shirts, hat, gloves and socks (washed clothes)
  • 4 cotton sheets
  • 1 thick San Marcos or baby mink cover
  • 1 baby carrier
  • 1 pack of diapers for newborn: stage 1
  • 1 box of wet towels

For Mom

  • Comfortable clothes for your discharge
  • Toiletries
  • Slippers and / or sandals
  • Nightdress with front opening (optional)
Do not forget to bring copies of an official ID to process the Unique Birth Certificate!

Register me at birth

We collaborate with the Government of Tamaulipas and the DIF System so that all girls and boys have the right to guaranteed Mexican identity; So, at Hospital Santander, you can process your baby's Birth Certificate from the moment it is born.

Without distinction, Hospital Santander provides this free procedure to all babies born in its facilities. For this, parents must provide the following documentation at the time of admission:

  • Registration Request
  • Unique Birth Certificate
  • Official identification of the registering parents
  • Official identification of two adult witnesses
  • Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificates of the registrant parents

The procedure established to carry out this procedure is as follows:

  1. Parents give copies of their documentation to the Admission staff of Hospital Santander.
    In case of pre-admission, it will be delivered to the Hospital Services staff.
  2. The Civil Registry Representative goes to Hospital Santander and collects the documentation provided by the parents.
  3. The Civil Registry Representative checks the documentation and records the necessary information of the newborn before the Civil Registry Office.
  4. The Civil Registry Representative returns to the Hospital Santander and delivers the Birth Certificate and CURP of the newborn.

The process may present specific variations to the conditions in which the birth occurs. If this is the case, the Civil Registry Representative will inform the parents of the need to go to the Civil Registry Office to continue the process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pregnancy

Q: I'm going to my first consultation. What can i expect?
A: The first gynecological consultation will be the longest. It will do a general review of your state of health to know what condition you are in. He will also talk with you about your exercise and eating habits to make relevant recommendations.

Q: How much folic acid should I take during pregnancy?
A: Folic acid is essential since prenatal times to prevent spina bifida and other neural tube defects in the fetus. Based on the needs of your body and the baby, your doctor will give you the appropriate instructions.

Q: Should I take vitamins or nutritional supplements during pregnancy?
A: During pregnancy, you will need to continue taking that vitamin and ensure doses of vitamin B, vitamin D, calcium and iron. If you need to consume more, your doctor will give you the indication in consultation.

P: Can I exercise during pregnancy?
A: Unless your doctor indicates otherwise, you can perform moderate exercise. If you already had a routine, you will have to reduce the intensity as the pregnancy progresses.

Q: How much weight will I gain during pregnancy?
A: Normally, you will gain between 9 and 12 Kg.

Q: Can I take sleeping pills if I have insomnia?
A: It is contraindicated to take sleeping pills because they can cause serious harm to the baby. Try to relax to favor sleep: Do not drink coffee 6 hours before going to bed, drink warm milk, take a warm bath, and keep your room dark and quiet.

Q: Is it safe to clean my cat's sand?
A: Avoid dealing directly with your pets' feces during pregnancy to avoid the risk of toxoplasmosis infection.

Q: When can I know the sex of my baby?
A: During the second trimester of your pregnancy, you can discover the sex of your baby. Generally, between weeks 18 and 20.

Q: Can I avoid nausea in any way?
A: Nausea is a side effect of the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone. Although they may be unavoidable, making small meals helps decrease nausea. If the discomfort persists after week 12, speak it in consultation.

Q: I have too many headaches! What can I do?
A: It is not common for a pregnant woman to suffer from migraines, so this could indicate that there is a blood pressure problem. Do not ingest pain relievers and go to your specialist for a review.

Q: What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?
A: All foods that are not well cooked should be avoided: Red meat and raw seafood, chocolate mousse, homemade ice cream, mayonnaise, and other products made with uncooked eggs..

Q: What type of diet should I take during pregnancy?
A: Avoid highly processed foods, rich in saturated fats, sugars and refined carbohydrates. Maintain a balanced diet of fresh and well balanced foods. And it is not necessary to "eat for two."

Q: Since I am pregnant, I have constipation and more gas. What I can do?
A: It is important that you drink water, follow a diet rich in vegetable fiber and walk daily. If your gynecologist sees it necessary, he can prescribe some mild laxative.

Q: Is it unsafe to sleep on my back?
A: Sleeping with a flat back can cause severe complications in the second and third trimesters because the growing uterus can press the vein that carries blood to the mother's heart; which can prevent the correct circulation towards the fetus and impact on its development.