Labor, Delivery & Recovery
Giving birth is a momentous occasion to be celebrated with family and friends in a joyful, compassionate environment. Visiting hours in our birthing center are flexible, allowing our mom's to spend quality time with their families during the birthing process.
Our women's pavilion is designed to support a full range of birthing services, including high-risk and Caesarian section deliveries. Expectant mothers receive the utmost in birthing care and comfort in one of our 10 spaciously designed LDR suites, and Wadley exclusively provides in-house obstetrical and anesthesia coverage, around the clock.
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.
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 services:
- Level-II Neonatal Intensive Care
Universal hearing screenings are performed on each newborn prior to discharge, and babies who are discharged early are given appointments to return within 48 hours for a newborn check-up.
Each mom is also given the opportunity to post her baby's first photo and birth announcement on the Internet, within hours of birth. Our WebNursery can be accessed at www.wadleyhealth.com. This service is especially nice for those relatives who live away and cannot be present for the baby's birth.
The pampered care each new mom receives continues with her stay in our Post Partum rooms and suites. Flexible visitation hours make it easy for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents and babies to begin that early bonding process.
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.
Free Pregnancy Testing
Wadley offers free pregnancy testing Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Testing is done in the Women’s Health Center on the 3rd Floor of the medical center. For questions, please call 903-798-7317.
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 the only hospital in Texarkana to be 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 breast feeding 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.
Wadley takes the security of every newborn and child very seriously. Many security measures have been taken to protect our babies.
- Our Nursery personnel wear special name badges and uniforms.
- The Nursery personnel introduce themselves and explain the secured identification process to the new parents, and only the Nursery personnel can remove a baby from the mother's room.
- Our Nursery is secured from every point of entry with a key-pad security code system.