Delivering your moment
At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, our Women’s Health Unit boasts an experienced team consisting of perinatal and neonatal nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, and obstetricians and pediatricians as well as other skilled caregivers—all working together to deliver quality care to mom and baby.
Our goal is to create a safe, cherished experience for every mother and her newborn—before, during and after childbirth. In addition, we realize this is a special time for the entire family, which is why our policy allows family and loved ones to be together throughout the entire birthing process.
Our labor and delivery services
We have a philosophy of family-focused care. We strive to be a woman’s health partner for life, often beginning with one of the most exciting events
We are proud to be Ellis County's "Best Place to Have a Baby"
There's nothing Better than winning over moms and dads. For over 100 years, we've been helping families deliver their most unforgettable moments—from birth to all the moments before, after and in between.
Our other national and local awards
- Best Place to Have a Baby by Best of Ellis County
- Magnet® Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing
- Texas Ten Step facility
- Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite
- Level II maternal designation
Our birthing suites
You will enjoy the family-focused atmosphere provided in our beautifully decorated, private suites. You can plan on laboring, delivering and recovering all in the same room.
If you have a planned or unplanned cesarean section, the operating suites and recovery are located conveniently within the Women’s Health Unit.
There is plenty of room for your partner or another family member to spend the night.
- Comfortable private Labor and Delivery suites, each equipped with a flat screen television and sofa
- 24-hour neonatal nurse practitioner to care for infants who may need advanced care
- Fetal surveillance system to monitor babies before they are born
- Two surgical suites for Cesarean births (C-sections)
- Nursing team specially trained to assist moms with labor and breastfeeding
- Easy access to childbirth, baby care and breastfeeding classes
- Specialty newborn and breastfeeding items available through the gift shop
New Beginnings Clinic
Our New Beginnings Clinic is available to help mother and her newborn baby thrive after delivery in Waxahachie. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at to any new mother regardless of birthing facility.
- Weight checks
- Lactation support
- Newborn jaundice assessment
- Family adjustment support
Please call for more information or to learn how to schedule an appointment at the New Beginnings Clinic in Waxahachie.
Parent education classes and resources
Please note that this class is not currently offered in person due to COVID-19. However, there is a virtual option for families interested in classes.
At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, we have cultivated resources that will help prepare you for your new family. Our parent education classes are inclusive and comprehensive – no matter your birth philosophy, we have a class to meet your needs!
This interactive tour provides the expectant couple an opportunity to become familiar with Labor and Delivery, as well as the Postpartum and Nursery Units. All questions are welcomed. Pre-registration is required.
This class focuses on preparation for childbirth, emphasizing the experience of labor and birth and the important role of the dad/partner.
A variety of comfort measures are taught and practiced in class, including relaxation and breathing techniques.
Special procedures and epidurals are discussed, as well as an overview of cesarean birth, postpartum, and the newborn.
Class includes maternity tour. Registration fee includes partner.
Newborn care class
This class is designed to help new parents develop realistic expectations while learning the basics of infant care.
Topics will include soothing techniques, guidelines for safe sleep, diapering, car seat safety, feeding and bathing.
This course is interactive, guided by videos, demonstrations, and hands-on practice for the participants. $30.00 per couple.
This class is designed to offer relevant breastfeeding information to new parents.
The interactive class provides information through videos, discussion, and demonstration. This course provides the opportunity to ask questions and learn the skills that will help you have a positive breastfeeding experience. $30.00 per couple.
Not every family is able to attend parent education classes in person, while others learn better with a self-directed class.
Baylor Scott & White Health wants you to get the information you need about this special time, no matter what your learning preferences are.
We now offer online childbirth and breastfeeding education for your convenience. This interactive, web-based instruction contains animated illustrations, videos and games to make learning easy and fun.
Supporting your every moment
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