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Planning for a Baby
Deciding to have a baby is one of the most exciting and life-changing choices a woman can make. For this journey, it’s important for women to choose an obstetrician with whom they feel confident and comfortable.
UT Southwestern Medical Center offers comprehensive services and care for women who are planning to have a child. Our obstetricians and nurses and their teams have years of experience in helping prospective mothers prepare for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care.
Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy
At UT Southwestern, our patients receive the best care possible, from experienced physicians who literally wrote the book on Ob/Gyn care – Williams Obstetrics and its companion, Williams Gynecology. Our caring obstetricians guide each woman through those 40 weeks of pregnancy and beyond.
Prepregnancy and Prenatal Services We Offer
Our experienced obstetricians and their teams work closely with each patient every step of the way, beginning with pregnancy planning before conception. We have the experience to address any complications that might develop to help women have a successful pregnancy and a healthy child.
Our services include:
- Preconception counseling to help women address any health issues before becoming pregnant
- Prenatal care to increase the chances of having a healthy baby
- Prenatal classes at no cost and hospital tours
- Fertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization
- Specialized care for women with high-risk pregnancy
- Postpartum (after childbirth) care
- Lactation services to support breastfeeding
UT Southwestern is part of the Texas Ten Step Program, which involves a highly supportive, compassionate approach to breastfeeding. Our team at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital includes International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) available seven days a week. Our Women’s Resource Center provides ongoing breastfeeding support and education.
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