Labor and Delivery

 

Childbirth Services

Congratulations and welcome to BSA, where a unique birthing experience awaits you. As you welcome 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 the only Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternal Services in the region, BSA demonstrates expertise and a commitment to care that results in better overall patient satisfaction.

Every part of our birthing services from our expert medical staff to the comfortable private rooms and our childbirth education courses provides moms and families with unmatched care. We encourage you to make your stay your own by providing options for delayed newborn bathing and use of our newborn nursery. We invite you to learn more about our Childbirth Center and to discover the benefits of having your baby at BSA.

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

 

 


 

Amenities

At BSA you will experience single-room maternity care. This means that you will labor, give birth, recover and receive post-partum care all within the privacy of your own Birthing Suite. Each Birthing Suite comes with a queen-size bed so your birthing partner can stay in the room with you. The private bathroom in each suite has a Jacuzzi tub and shower for the mother's comfort after labor.

Cesarean (C-section) births take place in one of our surgical suites located just steps away from the Birthing Suites. BSA is the first hospital in Amarillo to offer C-section delivery for expectant moms without opioid painkillers. For an opioid-free C-section, physicians still use medication for pain management, but the side effects are less, including decreased bloating and constipation and a faster recovery time. After a C-section, patients and families are taken to one of our Birthing Suites to spend time with their new arrival and receive post-partum care.

Moms who sign up for our Very Important Pregnancy (VIP) Perks Program receive additional benefits before, during and after their stay. Learn more about our VIP Perks Program now.

Breastfeeding

Learning to breastfeed your newborn baby can be one of the hardest tasks you’ll face as a new mom, but our caring lactation nurses are here to help you succeed.

Our specialized team of certified lactation nurses provide assistance to new moms at BSA. Even after going home, our lactation consultants are just a phone call away on our Breastfeeding Hotline at (806) 212-5548.

Childbirth Education and Classes

As the birth of your baby gets closer, it's common to have anxiety and lots of questions. Our childbirth education classes are designed to provide you with knowledge and skills to decrease any nervousness you may have about the process of labor, breastfeeding or caring for your baby. All classes are offered free of charge.

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we have chosen to move all childbirth education classes to an online format until further notice. Learn more about available classes and check out our Getting Ready for Baby Guide.

Nursery

BSA is the only hospital in Amarillo with a newborn nursery. While mom and baby share the same room after delivery to help strengthen the bond between them, our nurses are be happy to care for your baby in the nursery if you'd like a break or want some undisturbed rest. Our nursery is conveniently located just steps down the hall.

Neonatal ICU

In the event that your baby is born prematurely or needs special care, our Level III-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is here for you and your baby. Leading the way, the BSA NICU was just 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 babies with low birth weight and those born as early as 22 weeks.

Amenities offered by the BSA NICU include:

  • 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.
  • Focus on family-centered care.
  • Highly trained Registered Nurses care for your baby.
  • NICView Cameras to allow parents real-time access to their infant.
  • Parent Rooms for rooming in with your baby.
  • Personalized care and parent education.
  • State-of-the-art technology.
  • Continued support after discharge with referrals, consultations and an annual NICU Reunion Party.

Neonatal Transport Team

Since 2018, the BSA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) transport team has been providing 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. During the flight, a specialized team comprised of a NICU physician or nurse practitioner, NICU nurse, NICU respiratory therapist and Apollo flight crewmember care for the baby.

Our transportation is equipped with:

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