Women and Children's Services

Caring for mothers and babies at the hospitals of Methodist Health System in Charlton, Dallas, Mansfield, and Richardson

TLC for moms-to-be

At Methodist Health System, we pride ourselves on great beginnings for new moms and babies. New moms consistently rate us above the 90th percentile on satisfaction surveys.

Comprehensive care — before, during, and after birth

The skilled and attentive staff at the hospitals of Methodist Health System offer comprehensive medical care before and during birth as well as:

  • Childbirth education and breastfeeding classes
  • Labor and delivery facilities including Labor/Delivery/Recovery suites (LDR suites)
  • Nurseries including well-baby nurseries and Level II Special Care Nursery
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for premature and low birth-weight infants
  • Lactation support services

Learn about our maternity and women's services at our hospitals:

Learn about our childbirth education classes, including:

  • Baby care class
  • Breastfeeding class
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Daddy Boot Camp
  • Infant safety/CPR
  • Sibling classes
  • Tours of the labor and delivery, nursery, and postpartum areas in our hospitals

Awards and recognition

Baby-Friendly Designated Birth Facilitybaby friendly birthplace logo

Baby-Friendly Hospital designation Methodist Dallas is the first hospital in Dallas to receive the Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this designation recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

Aetna Award for Early Elective Delivery Infant Safety Programs

Texas Ten Step Facilities for Breastfeeding Care and SupportTexas 10 step program logo

Texas Ten Step Facilities for Breastfeeding Care and Support Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, and Methodist Mansfield have been designated Texas Ten Step Hospitals by the Texas Department of State Health Services for encouraging breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding for newborns and infants.

Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton have met qualifications for recognition by Aetna for their Early Elective Delivery Infant Safety program for facilities that have demonstrated their commitment to infant safety by establishing safety guidelines for elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks and have implemented a quality improvement program.

Mother-friendly Work Site

IBCLC Care Award for Excellence in Lactation Care

Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton have been recognized for excellence in lactation care, for the second consecutive year, by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

Premier Award for Quality in Maternal & Neonatal Care

Methodist Dallas Medical Center was one of only three winners nationwide from a pool of nearly 400 eligible hospitals for excellence in both qualities of care and operational efficiency.

Mammography, women's imaging, and gynecologic surgery

Women's imaging services and digital mammography available at the hospitals of Methodist Health System
da Vinci® Surgical System — robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic procedures, including hysterectomy and uterine fibroids at the hospitals of Methodist Health System