Frequently Asked Questions | Labor and Delivery Items
Caring for women has always been a priority at Texas Health Kaufman. Whether you're concerned about breast cancer, planning to have a baby, experiencing the challenges of the midlife years or looking out for your heart health, you'll find the services and support you need in these areas:
- Breast care
New mothers have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they and their babies are receiving quality care. Physicians on the medical staff, along with nurses, certified lactation consultants and clinical support staff, are trained in maternity services. Spacious labor-delivery-recovery (LDR) suites provide a homelike birthing experience, while Texas Health Kaufman also offers these services:
- Complete obstetric care
- Well-Baby Nursery for newborn assessment and care
- Comprehensive newborn metabolic screenings at no cost to the parents
- Infant hearing screening for newborns
- Breastfeeding support
- Childbirth education classes taught by knowledgeable registered nurses and lactation consultants
As important as obstetrical and newborn services are to most women of childbearing age, other issues gain significance as time goes on. That's why Texas Health Kaufman is also committed to addressing the concerns of women in midlife and beyond. In addition to important diagnostic services, such as digital mammography, bone densitometry and MRI, the hospital offers comfortable patient rooms for women recovering from gynecological procedures and/or surgery.
For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
Register for childbirth and family education classes
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get more information and registration details for childbirth education classes?
You may register for childbirth education classes by calling 972-932-7361.
How do I register for my maternity stay at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman?
You can register online up to four weeks prior to delivery. You may also call 972-932-7361.
May I use door ornaments announcing my baby's birth while in the hospital?
Yes, door ornaments may be placed on the outside of your door.
Are there any special programs available for new mothers and their babies?
We offer a breast pump rental program and childbirth classes. Please ask your nurse about these programs.
What are the hospital's visiting policies and hours?
In Labor and Delivery, it is requested that visitors be limited to two at a time, not including your spouse and/or primary support person. Other relatives and visitors may wait in the Family Waiting Room. After delivery, visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. All rooms are private, so family members, including other children, are allowed to spend the night.
When is the check-out time from the hospital?
There is no specific check out time.
Should I install a car safety seat in advance of my hospital stay?
Texas law requires newborns to be placed in an infant care seat at the time of departure from the hospital. It's a good idea to practice installing the car seat ahead of time. Due to the variety of seats, hospital personnel cannot be responsible for placing the baby in the seat or checking for proper installation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a good resource for infant seat information.
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Suggested Items for Labor, Delivery and Recovery
- Childbirth education handbook
- Robe and slippers for walking during labor
- Focal point(s)
- Favorite music with portable player
- Sour candy on a stick
- Flavorings for ice chips
- Colored washcloths
- Lotion or oil for massage
- Lip balm
- Mouthwash and/or toothbrush and toothpaste
- Deck of cards, magazine, book
- Nutritious snack for partner
- Contact lens case and eyeglasses
- Warm socks
- One of more items for back massage
- Vibrating pillow and/or vibrating massager
- List of phone numbers and people to notify of the birth
- Change for vending machine
- Band for long hair
- Hand mirror to view pushing
- Paper and pencil
- Camera and/or video recorder
- Extra pillows with colored pillowcases
- Two or three nightgowns
- Nursing bras
- Nursing pads (cloth or paper)
- A good breastfeeding book
- Nursing gowns (it is nice to have gowns with hidden openings in the front)
- Toilet articles
- Hair care items
- Going home outfit for mom - early pregnancy size
- Going home outfit and blanket for baby
- A good book
- Baby book (for footprints)
- Labor and birth questionnaire, if desired
- Infant car seat
Source: Prepared Childbirth - The Family Way, by Debby Amis and Jeanne Green
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