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.
Maternity Care Classes
- Prepared Childbirth Classes
- Breast Feeding Classes
- Infant Choking & CPR Classes
- Big Brother – Big Sister Classes
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.
Wadley’s Web Nursery “On-line”
When you deliver at Wadley Regional Medical Center, you will have the option of having a digital photo taken of your baby for viewing on the World Wide Web. Your family and friends will be able to see your new bundle of joy within 72 hours of birth. Visit Wadley’s on-line Web Nursery Click Here. This is a free service to parents, compliments of Wadley Regional Medical Center.
Don’t Miss a Chance to Capture Your Baby’s 1st Day of Life
The birth of your child is a special time in his or her life and yours. You have the opportunity to capture this moment. Take advantage of this once -in-a-lifetime chance to create a special memory with OUR365. Our photographers are specially trained and use only professional camera equipment. Look for your package to arrive by first class mail approximately 15 days after your order is placed with OUR365. Order forms will be given to you upon your arrival to the postpartum unit. To contact OUR365 call 1-800-620-8474.
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.
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 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.
For your convenience in searching for health information, we offer a direct link from our home page to Laurus Health, one of the leading Internet health information resources today. In addition to Laurus Health, we have provided a list of on-line resources relating to pregnancy and childbirth.
We are in no way intending to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician(s). Please consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Medical Association
- American Psychological Association
- Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, part of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- March of Dimes
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome