Labor and Delivery

Add Us to Your Birth Plan 

At BSA a unique birthing experience awaits you. As you bring a new life into the world, it is our honor to be a part of this special occasion. When a mom-to-be chooses the BSA Hazel and Ross Wilson Women's Center to celebrate one of life's biggest moments, she becomes part of an exclusive group of women who receive quality care combined with legendary service.

As a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternal Services and Level II State Designated Maternal Facility, BSA demonstrates expertise and a commitment to care that results in better overall patient satisfaction.

Expecting a baby is an exciting and life-changing journey. BSA would like to make your pregnancy, labor and delivery experience as memorable and stress-free as possible. That's why we offer an array of amenities to all our moms-to-be, including:

  • A slice of our famous chocolate cake with a guided tour of our labor and delivery unit 
  • Free childbirth and breastfeeding education classes 
  • Private birthing suites with state-of-the-art labor beds where you can labor, deliver and recover without moving rooms
  • Access to a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a newborn nursery
  • Golden hour bonding practices, including skin-to-skin contact, delayed cord clamping and delayed bathing
  • Natural childbirth support and we welcome doulas 
  • Access to wireless fetal monitoring 
  • Nurses specialized in Spinning Babies®
  • Congenital Cardiac Heart Defect (CCHD) screening for your newborn(s) after birth 
  • A special brunch for mom and partner after delivery 
  • Free meals for your partner during your hospital stay
  • A gift after delivery
  • Car seat safety checks and installation 

We also offer a free getting ready for baby guide which you can download here

BSA accepts all forms of insurance, including Medicaid. For questions about the BSA Labor and Delivery Unit, please call 806-212-BABY (2229).

Labor and Delivery Unit Tour

Craving cake? We have you covered! Sign up for a free labor and delivery unit tour and receive a slice of our famous chocolate cake. To register for a tour, call (806)-212-2229. 

During your guided tour, you'll be able to ask any questions you may have about the birthing unit and our amenities. You'll also be able to see the luxurious birthing suites where you'll be staying during your time at BSA. 

Childbirth Education Classes

As the birth of your baby gets closer, it's common to experience anxiety and have questions. Our team of labor and delivery experts are here to help answer your questions and help you feel prepared for your labor, delivery and after-hospital journey. 

We offer free monthly childbirth education classes designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be prepared to bring your bundle of joy into the world. To register for an upcoming class, click here


Breastfeeding Support

Learning to breastfeed your newborn(s) can be one of the hardest tasks you’ll face as a new mom, but our caring on-site lactation nurses are here to help you succeed. Our team of certified lactation nurses will provide breastfeeding support and assistance to you during your time at BSA and after you leave the hospital.

We offer free monthly breastfeeding classes as well as a breastfeeding hotline to ensure you receive the support you need. To reach the breastfeeding hotline, please call (806) 212-5548


Private and Spacious Birthing Suites

At BSA we offer single-room maternity care so that you can labor, give birth, recover and receive post-partum care all within the privacy of your own birthing suite. Each suite includes a queen-size bed for you and your birthing partner to share, a 50" smart TV and a private bathroom with a large soaker tub and shower. 

Cesarean (c-section) births take place in one of our surgical suites located just steps away from the birthing suites. After your c-section, you and your family will be taken to one of our birthing suites to spend time with your new arrival(s) and to receive post-partum care. BSA is the first hospital in Amarillo to offer c-section deliveries without the use of opioid painkillers. For an opioid-free delivery your physician will still use medication for pain management, but the side effects will be less. Opioid-free deliveries may result in decreased bloating, less constipation and a faster recovery time as compared to deliveries where opioid painkillers are used. 

Newborn Nursery

After your delivery, you and your newborn(s) will share the same room to help strengthen your bond. BSA is also Amarillo's only hospital to offer Couplet Care (CC), which allows you and your newborn(s) to be cared for by the same nurses throughout your stay. We also offer an in-unit newborn nursery so that you can take a break or get some much needed undisturbed rest. The newborn nursery is conveniently located just steps away from our birthing suites and staffed with a registered nurse. 


In the event that you have a premature delivery or if your newborn(s) requires special care, our Level III-Designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is here for you and your newborn(s). Leading the way, the BSA NICU was the second NICU in Texas and the first in the Panhandle to earn the designation as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care service provider from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

As a Level III NICU, BSA provides expert care for newborns who need highly specialized treatment, including those with a low birth weight and/or who are born as early as 22 weeks.

Our NICU includes the following: 

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by specialized personnel
  • An average nurse to patient ratio of 1:2
  • Board-certified neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners on staff
  • NICView Cameras to allow parents real-time access to see their infant(s)
  • Parent rooms so that you can room with your baby
  • Personalized care and parent education
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Continued support after discharge 

NICU Transport Team

Since 2018, the BSA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) transport team has provided highly specialized care to babies born prematurely through Apollo MedFlight, a critical care air ambulance service.

The BSA NICU transportation team is available 24/7 to fly to rural communities to transport babies by airplane from area hospitals to the Level III-Designated BSA NICU. The transport team is composed of a specialized NICU flight nurse, NICU respiratory therapist and an Apollo flight crewmember.

Our transportation plane is equipped with:

  • A warming isolette with the only high frequency oscillator ventilator in the region
  • Ventilators
  • Monitors
  • IV pumps
  • Medication

Car Seat Installation and Checks

BSA Health System is proud to have three nationally certified child passenger safety technicians who can assist parents in properly installing children's car seats. Dawn Bagby, RN; Kendra Smith, RNC; and Trina Reagan, RNC are certified by Safe Kids Worldwide using curriculum by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Car seat installation and checks are now available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 806-212-BABY (2229). On the day of your appointment, please park under the front entrance awning and call 806-212-BABY (2229). Your technician will come outside to meet you.

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