Planning to have a baby? Our family-centered support begins as early as conception, continues from pregnancy through birth and the transition to life with a new baby at home. Use these services to aid your plan:

The Family Birthplace

The Family Birthplace is as warm and inviting as the family and friends that surround you. Our family-centered environment of care is designed to enhance the birth experience. Spacious labor-delivery-recovery suites comfortably accommodate birthing families and include:

  • TV/DVD and CD player
  • Free Internet access
  • Individual, full-size bathroom
  • Custom-contoured bathroom sink for baby's first bath
  • Sleeper chair that converts to a bed for overnight guests
  • Food service at your convenience

Newborn Care

Immediate newborn care at your bedside encourages better education and communication, facilitates mother-baby bonding, and reduces interruptions.

The Special Care Nursery provides neonatal care for medically delicate newborns. Dedicated staff members include:

  • Neonatologists on the medical staff
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Staff trained in neonatal care

Breastfeeding Resources

Designated "Baby-Friendly" by the World Health Organization, Texas Health Allen provides a comprehensive approach to breastfeeding of newborns. Support at the bedside begins soon after delivery with skin-to-skin contact to encourage breastfeeding — all part of the lactation support system designed to help babies get a healthy start.

For an in-hospital tour or more information about services at The Family Birthplace, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

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