Labor and Delivery
Since 2005, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has partnered with our group to support the women we serve. The nurses at Texas Heath Fort Worth understand that pregnancy is a natural process and believe that every woman deserves a safe and satisfying birth experience. We believe that birthing in the hospital provides the best of both worlds. While having low or no intervention options, patients also have the availability of emergent resources, including a Level 3 NICU.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Annual Physical Exam
- Menopausal Care
- Adolescent Health Education and Exams
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Evaluation
- Pelvic Health and Wellness
Prenatal and Reproductive Care
- Contraception Counseling
- Preconception Care
- Prenatal Care
Birth Plan Preference
During the course of your prenatal care, we encourage you to discuss with the midwife your desires for your labor and delivery experience. We encourage you to develop a birth plan to be reviewed at a visit and provided to the hospital staff when you present for delivery. Having a birth plan facilitates continuity amongst your entire care team.
Additionally, many of our patients have a support person or doula for their labor, which we always welcome. If you are interested in more information on the benefits of doulas, or how to contact a doula, please bring this up with the midwife.
Some patients desire to have their other children present for the birth of the baby. Children and siblings are invited as long as they are supervised by another adult at all times.
Natural Birthing Services
We off services that will aide in the natural birthing process including:
- Intermittent Monitoring
- Ambulation during Labor
- Birthing Balls
- Breathing Techniques
- Hydrotherapy such as Water Birth or Shower
- Music (you must bring)
- Doulas Welcome
- Postpartum Herbal Bath
Assisted Birthing Services
We also provide assisted birthing services including epidurals, oral and IV medication and nitrous oxide
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that attempted a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and appropriate choice for most women who have had a prior cesarean delivery, including for some women who have had two previous cesareans. If you would like to be considered as a candidate for trial of labor after a previous cesarean section, please discuss with your midwife.
Scheduled Repeat Cesarean
With the aid of Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth, we offer Family Centered Cesarean Section. Please ask us for more information at a visit and what this includes.
We provide delayed cord clamping and skin to skin bonding immediately once the infant has been delivered and stable. In collaboration with a pediatrician on the medical staff, we also provide pediatric care during your hospital stay which includes all newborn testing.
We provide care during your postpartum period and traditionally see you in the office at 2 and 6 weeks postpartum.
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