So You Can Deliver What’s Most Important
In labor and delivery, it’s the little things that matter most. So when your littlest is ready to make an appearance, trust a team that cares for every detail. Within our AdventHealth network, formerly Metroplex Health System, we offer many mom-focused amenities to keep you comfortable. Along the way, you'll be guided by our board-certified OB/GYNs, expert neonatologists, and a specialty trained nursing staff who'll be there for you throughout your pregnancy — from your first prenatal care visit to labor and delivery, postpartum support, and beyond. Whether it’s your first birth or your fifth, we want to help you with your baby’s big debut.
Maternity Care in Killeen and Lampasas
- Leading Amenities for Your Exciting Day
It’s the day you’ve been looking forward to for months, and you want every detail to be perfect. Which is why at AdventHealth, formerly Metroplex Health System, we've made it our business to think of every little thing we can to make your big day, and your baby's first day, one for the baby books. Our comforting amenities are geared toward helping your entire family feel treasured and healthy, and include:
- A Spacious, Private Labor and Delivery Suite
- A Soothing Environment
- Beds Built for Bonding
- Flexible Visiting Hours
- Labor/Peanut Balls
- Photo Packages
- Squat Bars
All this and more is our way of helping you feel prepared for and focused on what comes next: a happy, healthy delivery.
- Exceptional Care for Baby's Birth Day
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life.
We know you have a choice when it comes to the health and wellness of you and your baby. That’s why the J. Barry Siebenlist Labor and Delivery Unit at AdventHealth strives to provide you with an experience that focuses on your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Facility Tours and Classes
To help you feel at home and to get to know our staff, we offer tours of our facility every Thursday at 10 am. No appointment is required. Just meet in the lobby of the Sue Mayborn Women’s Center and a member of our labor and delivery staff will show you around while answering any questions you may have.
In addition to our tours, we have several free classes to help you prepare for the birth of your child. Topics include Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Infant Care.
Having Your Baby
When it comes time to have your baby, our labor, delivery and recovery suites will be a welcoming environment for you and your family. Each labor room is equipped with the FetaLink™ central monitoring system - a state-of-the-art fetal monitoring and charting system. The Hugs™ infant security system provides valuable added protection for the mothers and infants in our care, and the department is locked 24/7. Epidurals are available around the clock if you choose them.
Recovery and Visitation
Following delivery, you will have a private room for quiet recuperation and for sharing precious first moments with your newborn. We observe the "Golden Hour," which allows skin-to-skin bonding with Mom for the first hour after birth, as long as there are no complications that require additional medical attention.
After that time, however, your guests are welcome to visit. We appreciate the important role of family support in the childbirth experience, and therefore allow visitors at Mom’s discretion. Please note, your baby will be required to stay in within the hospital room.
- Innovation and Safety for Mother and Baby
From the moment you felt those first flutters, you knew you'd do anything to keep your baby safe. At AdventHealth, our goals are one and the same. That's why our board-certified obstetricians, gynecologists, and pediatric specialists are here to offer you some of the most-advanced maternity care in Central Texas.
Our Hugs® Infant Protection tagging technology keeps the two of you safe under our watch, and our leading-edge FetaLink™ Central Monitoring System gives you the freedom to move around your room during labor, which has been shown to help reduce delivery times. If motherhood is your motivation to seek out only the best for your new baby, then innovation is ours. Let us move your maternity care forward, with the power of the AdventHealth network behind you.
- Helpful Resources for Now and Later
You’re doing everything you can to prepare for motherhood, but we know that no matter how many baby apps you've downloaded, you’ll still have plenty of questions about being a mom. Let us help you fill in any gaps with a variety of services to support your new family’s health and wellness now and into the future. Our offerings include:
- Certified and Trained Instructors
- Childbirth and Infant Care Education Classes
- Lactation Specialist and Workshops
Whether you’re a first-time mom or you’ve been down this road before, lean on our pregnancy education and support services. No matter what comes up, we’ll help you be ready for it. Learn more about our available maternity Events.
- Screenings and Better Care in Case of Emergencies
From the moment you learned about your pregnancy, you became fiercely protective of that little life growing inside you. You'll do anything to keep your baby safe. This often leads to a lot of worrying about potential pre-birth health concerns, including the chance of a miscarriage, genetic disorder, or birth defect. Let us provide you with clear, specific answers. We start by welcoming you into an open conversation about your wellness, your family history, and other health factors. Using screenings at different moments before and during your pregnancy, we can complete the picture, and determine your risks.
But as much as you hope for smooth sailing, sometimes things don’t go as planned. If you or your baby should ever need an extra level of care, our emergency-trained physicians, maternal-fetal specialists, and transport services are on hand 24/7 to give you the resources you need. If the road gets bumpy, let our steady hand guide you and your infant to health and wellness.
- The Best Obstetrics Care Starts With the Best Maternal Care
You're at your best when you feel good. Part of our commitment to your maternity care means encouraging wellness for women before, during, and long after childbirth. Our whole-person approach means that regardless of your age or stage in life, we can help you live the life you love. Our team provides leading preventive care services for all aspects of women’s health. Some of our services include:
- Birth Control Including Tubal Sterilization
- Bone Density Testing
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast MRIs
- Female Infertility
- Gynecologic Exams
- Women’s Wellness Classes
You want to spend less time worrying about your health and more time raising your child to be their very best selves, too. Let us be your partner in reaching your wellness goals with our proactive, woman-centric care.
- Finding Healing After Loss
You love your child and would do everything to protect them. But even after all of our preventive measures, miscarriages and infant loss can still occur. If you experience a loss, know that you’re not alone. Along with giving you a private, comforting space, our network offers a range of support groups and resources to guide you, help heal the emotional pain, and nurture your spirit.
Dr. William Louis, Obstetrics/Gynecology
We know women have busy lives! That’s why AdventHealth offers the care that women need in one location. Whether you’re welcoming a new baby, or in need of other women’s services, our team of highly experienced providers are here to help you feel whole.
For the New Love of Your Life
Welcoming a new baby is a wonderful — and sometimes overwhelming — experience. We’re here to help. Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures you and your baby are fully supported before, during, and well after your labor and delivery. From advanced prenatal care to the most-compassionate pediatric teams, count on our network to care for you and your family from birth to beyond. You’ll be there for every step of your child’s care. So will we.