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Labor and Delivery

Deciding where to bring your baby into the world is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. After all, you want your childbirth experience to be as safe and memorable as possible.

By choosing to have your baby at UT Southwestern Medical Center, we understand the trust you have placed in us to provide the highest quality service and medical care for you and your family during this momentous time in your life.

Feels Like Home

The Labor and Delivery and recovery rooms combine modern technology with a warm, homelike environment.

Our experienced nursing staff is here to help make your labor, delivery, and post-partum experience safe and comfortable for you and your baby. We also have lactation consultants, breastfeeding assistance available and a room-service menu of chef-prepared dishes delivered directly to your room.

Our goal is to tailor the birth experience to your needs and preferences and make the experience as special as your newborn child.

After the Delivery

You will stay in Labor and Delivery for two hours after you have your baby. Your baby will remain with you while you recover. He or she will be placed skin to skin with you for optimal bonding. Breastfeeding will be started and footprints taken. In addition, identification bands will be issued to you and your baby. Visitors are welcome after the delivery.

Baby Photos

We partner with Mom365 to offer our moms and moms-to-be beautiful and affordable photography packages for your newborn, pregnancy, and baby.

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Texas Ten Step Program

UT Southwestern Medical Center is a member of the Texas Ten Step Program to improve maternity care practices. Policy development, education of staff, and provision of discharge resources for breastfeeding mothers are key initiatives of the program.

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