Having Your Baby at Methodist Dallas
Caring for mother and baby at Methodist Dallas
Having a baby can be exciting, scary, and joyful all at once. At Methodist Dallas Medical Center, we’ve designed our Women and Children's services to meet your childbirth needs through every stage of labor, delivery, and new motherhood.
Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) Suites
Methodist Dallas features 14 spacious Labor/Delivery/Recovery suites. Each LDR suite is fully equipped so you and your family can count on expert medical care and support throughout labor and childbirth in a single, comfortable setting. Your baby will be placed skin-to-skin with you right after delivery.
Mother-Baby Shared Care – Rooming-In
Because we believe in togetherness for moms and babies, we’ve designed our suites and services especially for “rooming in.” Your baby will remain with you in your room throughout your stay. This gives you both a great opportunity for bonding and allows our dedicated team of mother-baby nurses to care for you both at the same time.
Precious moments quiet time
Quiet time is offered each day from 1 to 3 p.m. and 1 to 3 a.m., as well as the first 30 minutes following birth. Quiet time is intended to:
- Offer an extended period of rest
- Decrease postpartum sleep deprivation
- Facilitate bonding between mom and baby and dad and baby
- Allow moms to breastfeed without interruption
- Help families transition from hospital schedule to home schedule
During quiet time, visitors will not be allowed unless medically necessary or invited by mom.
For women with special needs or who are experiencing high-risk pregnancies or related pregnancy complications, we offer an eight-bed unit for long-term obstetric care.
Checking in at home
After you go home with your infant, a nurse will call you to answer your questions, offer support, and make sure you and your infant are doing well.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.