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Why Medical City hospitals are the best place to have a baby

Medical City hospitals continue to expand their labor and delivery facilities and offer more amenities for women and families.

January 16, 2024
A newborn baby holds an adults finger in their hand.

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the annual DFWChild Magazine “Best for Families” survey. North Texans are asked to choose their favorite things — like kids' activities, recreation and service providers.

We encourage you to vote for Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Lewisville and Medical City Plano.

Learn more about Labor and Delivery at Medical City Healthcare.

In 2023, readers chose three Medical City Healthcare hospitals as the Best Hospital to Have a Baby:

Medical City Dallas — Dallas County (3rd year in a row)

Medical City Lewisville — Denton County (3rd year in a row)

Medical City Plano — Collin County (5th year in a row)

What makes Medical City the Best Hospital to Have a Baby?

Medical City hospitals continue to expand their labor and delivery facilities and offer more amenities for women and families. These updates, along with skilled medical teams attending to each birth, provide comfort and care to mom and baby.

Laura Swaney, Division Vice President for Women's and Children's at Medical City Healthcare, shared some of the top baby and birth experience trends we have experienced in 2023, including the use of midwives, hydrotherapy, essential oils for relaxation and matching mommy/baby hospital PJs.

But the best advocates for our hospitals are the families who had babies there. Here are some of their stories.

 
Karen Adams smiles while standing on the porch with her husband and three daughters.

Karen appreciated care at Medical City Dallas before and after her birth.

When Karen Adams was diagnosed with placenta accreta, a potentially life-threatening condition in which the placenta becomes abnormally attached to the uterine wall, she was referred to Medical City Women's Hospital Dallas. Her care team successfully delivered her third baby girl, Harper, who is turning one this month.

As a Level IV Maternal Designation hospital, Medical City Dallas provides comprehensive, expert care for placenta accreta spectrum (PAS).

Karen says, "Looking back, the care we received was just amazing. The antepartum staff truly kept me grounded. Everyone who took care of me, from the dietitians, the accreta team, the NICU — they weren't just my doctors and nurses, they were really there for me. I thank God every day for them and still keep in touch with them because we are forever grateful for the impact they had on our family."

Katy was thankful for perinatal nurse navigators at Medical City Arlington.

After finding out she was expecting triplets, things were progressing normally for Katy Hodges. But at 29 weeks, she was hospitalized with preeclampsia and remained at Medial City Arlington for the rest of her pregnancy.

Medical City Arlington's Level III neonatal intensive care unit provides carefully managed care to endure the highest outcomes for newborns. Nurse navigators helped Katy through the delivery of her babies two weeks later and in the following weeks as they remained in the NICU.

“We've had a great experience, particularly in the NICU,” Katy says. “They took great care of our three boys.”

Medical City Plano saved Sharon's life.

In 2022, Sharon Chimpamba arrived at Medical City Plano severely ill with COVID-19 pneumonia. She was also 20 weeks pregnant. Leading-edge ECMO treatment, and the expert teams at the hospital, helped her stabilize and give birth two months later to a healthy baby girl.

“Am I still pregnant?” Sharon asked when she awakened. Thanks to the technology that's available at only a handful of hospitals nationwide, she was. The support she received is why Medical City Plano's reputation for labor and delivery care is strong.

Medical City Lewisville provided quality care for the Sharp family.

Angela and Randy Sharp were grateful for the family-centered care at Medical City Lewisville's Level III NICU. After a sonogram returned three heartbeats, the Sharps began searching for a Level III NICU and decided to deliver their triplets at Medical City Lewisville.

“There was a hospital closer to us by a few miles but they only had a Level II NICU,” Angela says, “and not as much capacity. So, knowing we could have an emergency, we didn't want to take any chances. We went with the hospital that had the better facilities, which was Lewisville.”

Top 5 baby names for 2023 at Medical City hospitals

Boys:

  • Noah
  • Liam
  • Lucas
  • Mateo
  • Henry

Girls:

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Camila

Medical City Healthcare delivers healthier tomorrows for moms, babies and families.

Find the perfect doctor for you or your baby with our Find a Doctor search. You can also visit our Ask a Nurse Hotline website or call our free, 24/7 hotline at (833) 612-1999.

Published:
January 16, 2024

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