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 reduces risk factors and helps prevent inconvenience. Our plan ncludes:

  • 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?

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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.

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I'm a U.S. Citizen. Can I give birth in Mexico?

Yes, you can!

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

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

We accept International Insurance

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

Newborn Screening Programs

At Hospital Santander we have the most comprehensive screening programs in Mexico, which detect a wide range of metabolic, auditory and cardiac diseases. We offer the necessary medical follow-up treatment in case it is needed.

Programa Integral de Tamiz Metabólico e Intervención Temprana

Early detection of conditions that usually are asymptomatic, prevents otherwise irreversible damage.

Wide range of detectable conditions.
Detects Amino Acid Disorders, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Transient Neonatal Tyrosinemia, and other diseases. (Only-in-spanish PDF)
Results are delivered at hospital within 6 days.
DNA tests that offer accurate results.
Medical advice through the hospital, in case any metabolic disease is detected.
Programa Integral de Tamiz Auditivo e Intervención Temprana

Hearing impairment affects social and speech development. This study allows you to identify it.

It helps to know the possible degree of hearing loss.
Results are delivered at hospital within 24 hours.
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 due to 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

The following items will help you and your baby have a better hospital stay experience when you give birth.

For baby

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

For Mom

  • Comfortable clothes for your discharge
  • Toiletries
  • Slippers and/or sandals
  • Nightdress with front opening (optional)
Remember to bring copies of an official ID to process the Certificate of Live Birth!

Register your baby at birth

In collaboration with the Government of Tamaulipas and the DIF System, Hospital Santander helps you go through the process of registering your baby's Mexican Birth Certificate before you leave our facilities.

Hospital Santander provides this free and optional procedure to all babies born within its facilities. For this, parents must provide the following documentation when admitted or during stay:

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

The process 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 at 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 vary due to specific conditions in which the birth occurs. If this is the case, the Civil Registry Representative will inform the parents if they need to go to the Civil Registry Office to continue the procedure.

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 hormonal changes in your body. 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.