The Birth Center
Mother Frances Hospital, 2nd Floor
800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX 75701
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The Trinity Mother Frances Birth Center, in Tyler, provides Level II antepartum care, labor and delivery, and postpartum care to the women of East Texas. With Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler births nearing 2,500 a year, our specially trained Mother Baby teams are experienced in identifying and responding to obstetric and medical complications that can occur during labor and delivery. The Birth Center consists of the Well Baby Nursery and the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Tyler, Texas.
Nearly 10% of all newborns require the medical expertise only available in a NICU.
When you're expecting, the unexpected can happen. We've planned for it. Have you? Our Level III NICU is equipped to care for babies born as early as 28 weeks or weighing as little as 2.2 lbs., as well as full-term babies with breathing difficulties, infections and other health conditions. For newborns meeting this criteria, the safest mode of transport to our NICU is directly from the Trinity Mother Frances Birth Center. By choosing to deliver at Trinity Mother Frances you can ensure that your newborn has immediate access to the medical expertise they need. But, when situations arise and transport from another facility is necessary, our Neonatal Transport Team is available for the emergency ground transport of infants in need of the care we provide at the Trinity Mother Frances NICU.
Childbirth Preparation & Education
Before Your Hospital Stay
Trinity Mother Frances offers in depth childbirth education classes for parents-to-be and labor coaches.
• Childbirth Preparation
• Newborn Care
• Pediatric CPR
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This video provides helpful information on what to expect during your first few weeks at home with your newborn.
Caring for New Mother & Baby
Before leaving the hospital, every mother receives a copy of Caring for New Mother & Baby, a reference guide for caring for mother and baby while in the hospital and once at home. But, we encourage mothers and labor coaches to read this online guide prior to arriving at The Birth Center for a preview of what to expect during your hospital stay.
Your Birth Plan of Care
At 32-weeks gestation, we encourage expectant mothers to schedule an appointment and meet with our Patient Care Planner to create an individualized Birth Plan of Care. There is no charge for this service and it takes approximately one hour to complete. The Birth Plan of Care is kept with your hospital chart so we may better meet your needs during your stay with us. Please call (903) 531-4641 to schedule your appointment.
During Your Hospital Stay
We offer educational programs, both privately or in a group setting, that provide thorough instruction on topics ranging from newborn care and breastfeeding to information more tailored to the medical needs of the individual patient.
After Your Hospital Stay
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and techniques of breastfeeding, even after you have left the hospital, we are here to serve you. The Lactation Center is staffed with a board certified Lactation Consultant as well as specially trained Breastfeeding Educators who are committed to helping mothers succeed in breastfeeding their babies.
Visitor Policy for The Birth Center, Mother-Baby Unit (5 Dawson), The Children’s Center, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
All visitors (including significant others and family members) are requested to proceed to the main lobby of Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler for registration and visitation to all of the following areas: Labor and Delivery (The Birth Center), Mother-Baby on 5 Dawson, The Children’s Center on the 3rd floor, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on 2nd floor. Please do not go directly to these areas for registration.
At the Registration Center located across from the Gift Shop in the main lobby, visitors will be asked to show an official government picture ID if they are older than 16. Once registered, visitors will be given a color-coded day pass that they are required to wear to gain entrance into the units. When the visitor arrives at the unit with a correct day badge, they are requested to use a phone located outside the doors to these areas and state whom they are visiting in order to be allowed entrance. When visiting on multiple days, visitors must stop by Registration in the main lobby each morning for a new color-coded badge.