Maternity Information for Your Upcoming Child Birth at Wadley
Wadley has been the Birth Place of Texarkana for generations. With the area’s most experienced birthing staff, Wadley has set a precedent for childbirth excellence in the Four-State area.
Each infant arrival is celebrated as the Brahm’s Lullaby sweetly plays throughout the Medical Center. Because the addition of a family member should be the ultimate highlight of family life, Wadley strives to make each birthing experience a unique one.
Postpartum & Our Nursery
After the delivery, and once your health and your baby’s health is determined to be stable, we will move you into one of our 22 private post-partum rooms.
While moms rest and relax, their babies are under the watchful eye of our experienced and specially trained Nursery staff. A century of birthing experience and newborn care has taught us the importance of immediate and continued mother-baby contact, as well as early father-baby-sibling bonding.
Our nursery provides newborn, transition and Level II intensive care with 24-hour neonatology service.
Maternity Visiting Hours
Fathers, significant others, grandparents, infants’ siblings and friends are entitled to unlimited visitation. Children under the age of 14, other than siblings, are not permitted to visit.
Parents may visit at any time and are welcome to stay overnight. Children under the age of 14, other than siblings, are not permitted to visit.
The Delivery Waiting Room is located on the third floor between Labor and Delivery and the Nursery. The waiting room is comfortably furnished and equipped with TV and vending machines
On-Site Certified Breastfeeding Lactation Specialist
Wadley is designated by the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association as a Texas Ten Step hospital. This designation is awarded to birthing facilities that provide optimal care to improve and promote breastfeeding and Wadley has held this designation since 2004. With a certified lactation specialist on staff, moms receive one-on-one attention and counseling regarding breastfeeding, making sure this experience is pleasant and successful for both mom and baby.
Childbirth Education and Infant Classes
We are committed to helping our new and growing families prepare for the exciting experiences ahead. We offer:
- Prepared Childbirth Classes
- Breastfeeding Classes
- Infant Choking and CPR Classes