So You Can Deliver What’s Most Important
Pregnancy is an exciting time, with so many important decisions to make. That’s why Texas Health Huguley works to make the process of planning a delivery as smooth as possible. By continuing our rich history of family-centered maternity care, we provide a nurturing place with expert physicians, an experienced staff, a supportive environment and advanced technology all dedicated to mother, child and the family who surround them.
Maternity Care in Fort Worth
One of the biggest decisions you’ll make is where to deliver your baby. You will want to select a hospital where you feel comfortable and can receive excellent care throughout each phase of delivery. At Texas Health Huguley, you will find a compassionate environment focused on family-centered maternity care philosophies, with the latest medical technology to provide only the best for you and your baby.
Our Women's Center boasts the newest and biggest rooms in the area. Each room has a couch that folds into a bed for an overnight guest
- Planning for the Big Day
Experience has strengthened and shaped our birthing philosophy, and we strive to provide you with the type of delivery you desire in a very secure and comforting environment. Our Online Childbirth Classes provide you with a personal journey through prepared childbirth in the comfort of your own home. You have the chance to ask unlimited questions during a scheduled hospital tour with a Labor and Delivery RN. Plus, we have Prenatal Breastfeeding classes to help you prepare for feeding your little one.
As you plan for your delivery, please fill out your personalized birth plan indicating your preferences for the birth of your baby. Please bring this form with you when you deliver.
- Delivering Your Bundle of Joy
Your baby will be born in the comfort of one of our labor, delivery and recovery suites. Epidurals and anesthesia are available around the clock if you choose them.
Following delivery, you will have a private room for quiet recuperation and for sharing precious first moments with your newborn. We appreciate the important role of fathers, siblings and grandparents in the childbirth experience. And, because we believe strongly in the mother/baby bond, we request that each mother spend the first hour with her baby before allowing additional family or friends into the room.
As you recover, you’ll experience snuggle time from 1 pm – 3 pm each day, when the lights are turned down and interruptions to patients are very limited. This allows you and your baby to get some much needed rest or enjoy some quiet time getting to know each other.
- Your Baby's Health
Texas Health Huguley has specially trained nurses known as nurse clinicians. They attend each delivery to help with newborn stabilization and provide the highest quality care. Additionally, respiratory care technicians attend every Cesarean section in order to assure extra safety for your infant.
A lactation consultant is available to assist new mothers with breastfeeding and is accessible by telephone after discharge for continued support. The Texas Department of State Health Services recognized Texas Health Huguley for supporting breastfeeding mothers.
Every infant receives a hearing screening before discharge. Even after you and your bundle of joy head home, we continue our family-centered care. Join us for Mommy Mixers where you can meet other mothers with infants and get advice from a member of our team.
- Safety and Security
Each labor room is equipped with a state-of-the-art fetal monitoring and charting system. An infant security system provides valuable added protection for the mothers and infants in our care and the department is locked 24/7.
- Birth Certificate and Social Security Number
Birth Certificates can be obtained online at https://dshs.texas.gov/vs/reqproc/certified_copy.shtm or in person at any County Court House or Clerk's Office.
Contact information for Tarrant County:
Tarrant County Clerk
200 Taylor Street 3rd Floor
Fort Worth Texas 76102
Contact information for Johnson County:
Johnson County Clerk
2 North Main Street
Cleburne, TX 76033
To obtain Social Security Number for Newborn: Parents may request a Social Security number for their newborn at the time of birth. The Social Security Administration will assign your newborn a number and mail the card directly to you. For additional information regarding Social Security cards, please visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ or call Call1-800-772-1213