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The BirthPlace at Hendrick

Having a baby is a special event, and Hendrick Medical Center offers an array of services to make having a baby a memorable occasion. Hendrick Medical Center is delighted that you are planning to share one of the most wonderful experiences of your life with us.

The BirthPlace at Hendrick is proud to serve your family in our Labor and Delivery unit. The unit offers four triage rooms, four antenatal suites, eight labor and delivery suites, three technologically-advanced operating rooms, as well as a large recovery room.

The BirthPlace at Hendrick is also home to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for our smallest patients. Click here for more information.

Texas Ten Step Program

We are a proud member of the Texas Ten Step Program!

The Texas Ten Step (TTS) Program was developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services in collaboration with The Texas Hospital Association in 1999. It is designed to help hospitals and birthing centers support mothers in breastfeeding before, during and after delivery. The goal of the program is to have 82 percent of all infants exclusively breastfeeding at discharge.

The TTS designation is awarded to facilities that have addressed 85% of the WHO/UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and also must be designated as Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites. The Texas Medical Association endorses the TTS program as a method to improve maternity care practices surrounding breastfeeding and the program is a springboard to becoming a Baby Friendly facility.

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding. TTS facilities are located throughout Texas and are committed to staff breastfeeding education and provide breastfeeding support through their policies.

The TTS program encourages facilities to continue forward in their pursuit of the BFHI designation furthering their commitment to breastfeeding mothers and infants across Texas.