Delivering your bundle of joy
Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey, our experienced labor and delivery team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest is with you every step of the way.
We want you to feel safe, comfortable and supported throughout preconception, pregnancy, delivery and beyond.
When the time comes, our labor and delivery team is ready around the clock. Whether you are a first-time mom or a delivery room veteran, we are here to provide you with a birth experience as individual as your new bundle of joy.
Entrance for Labor & Delivery, NICU, Mother / Baby and Pediatrics
Pregnant moms arriving to deliver a baby should avoid using the hospital's main entrance, and instead, arrive at the Women's and Children's Center lobby entrance.
120 Hillcrest Medical Blvd
Waco, TX 76712
Our labor and delivery services in Waco
McLennan County’s only dedicated Women’s & Children’s Center is located at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest. The Center includes a comprehensive OBGYN program and the area’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit.
Lactation services with Breastfeeding Success
Baylor Scott & White is proud to partner with Breastfeeding Success to provide caring lactation services to patients at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest.
Breastfeeding Success is a comprehensive parent education and lactation services provider that supports families during pregnancy, after birth, and beyond. We offer breastfeeding classes and virtual support groups that teach practical skills before the big day, so new parents are fully prepared for their new arrival.
When a baby is born at Baylor Scott & White, the Breastfeeding Success team of internationally board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) will visit to assess you and your baby’s needs, provide education, and understand your feeding goals. Our experienced providers are aware of the latest evidence-based information related to infant feeding and breastfeeding. They will help you with all lactation needs including obtaining a comfortable latch, ensuring that your baby is feeding well, or helping with hand expression or pumping to get you off to the best start possible.
After you return home, Breastfeeding Success offers consults at our clinic locations, in-home visits, or via telehealth as well as brief topic-centered support by phone from our experienced team of IBCLCs. You’ll get a written care plan that’s shared with your primary care provider for seamless coordination of care.
Lactation support is a covered benefit many parents don’t realize they have. Breastfeeding Success is Central Texas’ largest provider of lactation care and parent education classes and their services are in-network with most major insurers.
Regardless of how you decide to feed your baby, Baylor Scott & White and Breastfeeding Success are honored to support any parent with breastfeeding and chest-feeding strategies as well as judgment-free support for bottle-feeding and pumping parents. We help families find their own success.
Tour our birthing suites
To request an in-person tour, send an email to HBMCChildbirthEducation@BSWHealth.org
- 14 labor and delivery rooms
- 26 mother/baby (family) rooms
- Newborn nursery
- 30-bed NICU
Why choose us?
- A full spectrum of fetal care services to diagnose and treat fetal abnormalities
- Nationally certified nurses
- Advanced medical technology and physicians on our medical staff
- Awarded the Texas Ten Step Award for a Mother-Friendly Environment
- ANCC Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free community healthcare program that provides pregnancy and parenting support to first-time mothers in McLennan County. NFP nurses visit the mothers' homes beginning in early pregnancy through the child's second birthday.
Parenting classes and resources
As an expectant parent, you already know there’s much to be done before the arrival of your baby. We’re pleased and honored to offer a variety of services to help make these coming months as stress-free and productive as possible.
Baylor Scott & White partners with Breastfeeding Success to provide comprehensive parent education that supports families during pregnancy and birth, as well as after birth, with infant care and feeding and parent self-care classes. We also offer free support groups during pregnancy and after your baby is born. Our parenting classes are inclusive and comprehensive – no matter your birth philosophy, we have a class to meet your needs!
Most classes are covered by insurance. Medicaid is also accepted.
To learn more about the classes we offer, click the links on the right or visit Breastfeeding Success.
Pregnancy and childbirth class
Whether you’re a first-time parent or just want a refresher, get prepared for pregnancy and childbirth. We offer classes about pregnancy, labor & birth, C-sections & VBAC births, and more.
Register for a pregnancy and childbirth class
Pre-recorded childbirth class
Our online childbirth class includes information on various topics related to childbirth. From the comfort of your home, you and your spouse are able to explore information on the ways your body changes with pregnancy, the labor and birth process, pain management options, information for your labor support team, caring for yourself postpartum, and newborn care. This course is free to the community.
Our Breastfeeding 101 class is a live, online class taught by our lactation partner, Breastfeeding Success. It will prepare you to get off to a good start with breastfeeding and learn what to expect during the first few days after baby's birth. It will also teach you how to overcome common breastfeeding challenges, and what to watch out for when you get home with your baby.
To schedule a tour, please email HBMCChildbirthEducation@BSWHealth.org
Pregnancy and new parents support groups
Pregnancy and new babies can come with a lot of questions. That is why we offer two live, virtual support groups each week:
Join our Belly to Birth Support Group to talk about your upcoming labor, birth, and the postpartum period with a Childbirth Mentor and Educator.
After your baby is born, join our New Parent Support Group, led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and designed for questions you have about feeding, infant care, or just parenting in general!
Newborn care classes
A new baby in the house is exciting but can come with a lot of questions. Learn all about how babies sleep, eat, grow, and more in our infant care classes, offered through Breastfeeding Success.Register for a newborn care class
Parent and self-care classes
Self-care is important, both during pregnancy and after your baby is born. That’s why we offer both prenatal and postpartum classes to help moms get ready.Register for a parent and self-care class
Only hospital in the Waco area to offer Level III NICU services
If your doctor has told you that you are a high-risk pregnancy, you have the peace of mind knowing that Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest is the only hospital in the Waco area to offer Level III NICU services, the highest level of care available for our tiniest patients.
Staffed by specialized nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists and many other skilled healthcare professionals, the 30-bed Waco NICU unit is designed to promote optimal developmental care for sick infants and the resources and support parents need during their child's stay in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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