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Proper Planning Can Lead to a Successful Delivery|
KAUFMAN, Texas — Unlike a medical emergency, pregnant women and their partners can do research ahead of time and select the hospital that best suits their criteria of where to have their baby. While emergency situations can impact the plan, it is important to do research ahead of time about how the delivery ideally will proceed and what you want from the experience.
“Childbirth can be a scary time for a first-time mother or a mother facing a high-risk pregnancy,” said Dr. Reba Williams-White, a physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman. “Doing as much research as possible on the hospital where you will deliver your baby can help alleviate concerns and better prepare you for any unexpected challenges of labor.”
The Childbirth Connection, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of maternity care, suggests asking the following questions when selecting a hospital:
“Bringing a baby into the world can be a fantastic experience, but is definitely one where doing homework ahead of time may help you make the choices that are right for you,” she said. “Everyone — hospital employees, your physician, and family members — want the birth to go smoothly and be a rewarding experience. Talking about your desires ahead of time can help make that goal a reality.”
For more tips, including how to choose an obstetrician, visit http://www.childbirthconnection.org/. A list of obstetricians that practice at hospitals that are part of the Texas Health Resources system can be found at www.texashealth.org.
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has been recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, please call 1-877-THR-WELL.
About Texas Health Resources
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.