Capture your baby's first moments of life on video at local hospital

Published 04/02/2014


HOUSTON -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital now offers new parents the personal, private opportunity to capture and preserve their baby’s first moments of life on video. With more than 25,000 births every year, Memorial Hermann Health System is the first in Houston to offer this free, electronic service.

“We believe this service is a great way for parents to relax and focus on their new baby, and not on their cameras,” said Nikole Keenan, RN, BSN Director for Women’s and Children’s Services at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. “Parents have already told us they are excited to have such an expert product to show friends and family; they wish they had something like this for their older children.”

Courtesy of Memorial Hermann’s partner, Biovideo®, each family receives a fully customized video capturing the highlights of a newborn’s arrival. Following strict guidelines with a clear understanding of the medical components, a professional team of digital photographers unobtrusively films precious moments and emotions documenting the mother’s first minutes with the baby and the baby’s introduction to the rest of the family.

As soon as a mom knows she is pregnant, she can register online with Biovideo® and start uploading prenatal photographs such as sonograms to a personal, password-protected profile. Both the video and still photos can be accessed by mom or dad on a secure webpage and shared via email or social media. If parents are interested in purchasing a hard copy of the video or downloading it, they can do so for a nominal fee.

Memorial Hermann has been recognized as a national and regional leader in quality care and was awarded the 2012 Eisenberg Patient Safety Award. Presented by the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, the award recognizes leaders in delivering safe, effective health care with a patient-centered focus. Memorial Hermann is the first health system in Texas to earn this distinction. To view one of the first videos filmed, visit