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Women and Infants

Obstetrics

If you're pregnant, consider having your baby close to home at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, where Johnson County residents have experienced quality labor and delivery services since 1949. The hospital continues its tradition of quality care in the Ann Marti Schmidt Women and Infants' Services Unit.

The unit features four "homelike" labor, delivery and recovery rooms (LDRs), which allow you to experience the entire birth process in one attractive setting with high-tech medical assistance steps away, just in case it's needed. The unit's 12 private postpartum rooms offer a comfortable place for you and your family to bond with your newborn. Earth tones, woodwork with cherry wood finish and natural lighting all contribute to a relaxed atmosphere on the unit.

Advanced technology at the hospital includes a sophisticated ultrasound unit, which humanizes technology by providing three-dimensional images. The portable machine is ergonomically designed to allow greater scanning flexibility and has higher resolution to provide new levels of clarity, accuracy and precision.

Physicians on the medical staff and trained labor and delivery nurses will help make your experience as comfortable as possible. And once in the hospital's 17-bed Rebstock Nursery, newborns benefit from natural light and comprehensive, nurturing care from a highly experienced staff. Certified lactation consultants are available on the unit to help you every step of the way as you learn to breastfeed your newborn.

Preparing For the Big Day
Pregnancy can be both a time of excitement and a time of change and uncertainty. That's why Texas Health Cleburne offers you information, education and access to health care services to help you experience a healthy and positive pregnancy.

Finding a Physician For Your Pregnancy
To access our obstetrical services, you will need to choose an obstetrician or family practitioner who delivers at the hospital. To find a physician to meet your needs, call 1-877-THR-Well (1-877-847-9355) or use our Find a Physician feature.

Finding a Physician For Your Newborn
The same hospital that meets your health care needs can meet your child's as well. Call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or use our Find a Physician feature.

Childbirth Education
As your due date approaches, you may have questions as you face new changes in your life. Texas Health Cleburne offers a comprehensive childbirth class to help you understand these changes and answer your questions. Taught by a certified childbirth educator, this class is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Topics include:

  • What to expect at the hospital
  • Helpful exercises
  • Pain management
  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Caring for your baby

To register, go to our Classes and Events Calendar or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

Pre-Registration
Please complete your maternity pre-registration form by your 20th week of pregnancy. You may complete the form in the maternity information packet you receive from your obstetrician or you can register online.

What to Bring
As the birth of your child nears, you'll want to think through what to bring to the hospital for labor, delivery and recovery. Suggestions include:

  • Childbirth education handbook
  • Robe and slippers for walking during labor
  • Focal point(s)
  • Favorite music
  • Stopwatch or watch with second hand
  • Sour candy on a stick
  • Flavorings for ice chips
  • Colored wash cloths 
  • Lotion or oil for massage
  • Chapstick/lipstick
  • Mouthwash and/or toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deck of cards, magazine, book
  • Nutritious snack for partner
  • Contact lens case and eyeglasses 
  • Warm socks
  • One or more items for back massage
  • Vibrating pillow and/or vibrating massager
  • List of phone numbers of people to notify of the birth
  • Change for the vending machine
  • Band for long hair
  • Paper and pencil
  • Camera and/or video recorder
  • Extra pillows with colored pillowcases
  • Two or three nightgowns
  • Robe
  • Slippers 
  • Two or three bras
  • If you are planning to nurse:
    • Nursing bras (You will probably need a full cup size larger than you wore before becoming pregnant.)
    • Nursing pads (cloth or paper)
    • A good breastfeeding book
    • Nursing gowns (It is nice to have gowns with hidden openings in the front.)
  • Toilet items
  • Hair care items
  • Cosmetics
  • Going home outfit for mom - early pregnancy size
  • Going home outfit and blanket for baby
  • A good book
  • Baby book (for footprints)
  • Inexpensive watch or clock
  • Birth announcements, if desired

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