COVID-19 and pregnancy - an update for our patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
COVID-19 testing for moms-to-be
For added peace of mind and safety, Medical City Healthcare is offering COVID-19 testing for pregnant women prior to delivery. If moms-to-be have a scheduled induction or Cesarean delivery (C-section) planned, testing will be available approximately 48 hours in advance of your procedure. Pregnant patients should consult with their OBGYN offices for details and designated testing locations. After your COVID-19 test, pregnant patients are advised to stay home (self-quarantine) and avoid visitors for 48 hours prior to their scheduled induction or C-section.
For pregnant patients who begin labor before being tested, tests will be available in the Labor and Delivery units of the hospital.
FAQs for expectant mothers
Information and guidance around COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and we understand that this may prompt some questions regarding the safety of expectant mothers. We are here to provide you with answers.
Online childbirth and parenting classes
Medical City McKinney offers online childbirth and parenting classes for breastfeeding and prepared childbirth.
You can also search for online classes across Medical City Healthcare facilities. Topics include breastfeeding, infant CPR, prepared childbirth and newborn baby care.
Full-service obstetrics care in McKinney, Texas
Medical Ciity McKinney offers a safe, relaxing environment to bring your baby into the world. Our labor, delivery and recovery suites offer the warm, comfortable feeling of home with the latest technology to create a personalized, peaceful birth experience for you and your family.
To learn more about the childbirth experiences at Medical City McKinney, please call our Ask a Nurse free, 24-hour nurse line at (972) 318-6752.
Complete maternity services
Patients and families appreciate the dedication to one-on-one, personal labor and delivery care from the staff at our hospital. The maternity services team is committed to family-centered birthing and offering loving support to ensure you are all comfortable when it is time to take your newest family member home.
The full-service childbirth care at our hospital includes:
- Private labor, delivery and recovery rooms
- Pain management options, including epidural anesthesia and alternative therapies
- High-risk pregnancy care
- Support for your choice of delivery method
- Full-service newborn nursery
- Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offering special care for babies born at 26-weeks gestation or later and in need of additional support following birth
- Around-the-clock coverage by OB/GYN hospitalist, neonatologist and pediatric anesthesiologist
- Breastfeeding support from lactation consultants and the Texas Ten Step Program
- Childbirth education classes
- Cord blood donation
- Adoption support
Private birthing experience
The private labor, delivery and recovery rooms at Medical City McKinney are specially designed to provide a calming environment for your delivery. Each room is fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, a delivery bed, a twin sofa sleeper, a TV, a DVD player and mood music/lighting options.
Our rooms are spaciously designed, allowing plenty of room for you and your family. We even have a slide-and-glide rocker for your baby’s first rocking chair. After your baby is born, you and your partner can enjoy a gourmet celebratory meal specially prepared for you by our chef.
Private postpartum care
Once you deliver your new baby, you will be moved to a private room in our postpartum unit. The postpartum rooms provide a peaceful atmosphere as you recover and begin to prepare for your return home. Your doctor will determine when you may be discharged from the hospital.
The full-service newborn nursery at Medical City McKinney is located just around the corner from your labor and delivery room. You can choose to keep your baby with you, or our specially trained nursery team will care for your baby while you rest. The choice is yours. Rest assured, should your baby need special care or if you need time alone, we can provide such care in our newborn nursery.
Our Level II NICU provides specialized care for babies born at 26 weeks of gestation or later. As part of the Medical City Healthcare system, we also have access to resources and expertise from the region’s largest network of childbirth experts.
Tours of maternity services are provided for expectant moms every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor. On the tour, you will visit the labor and delivery unit, newborn nursery, Level II NICU and postpartum area. Please come to the reception desk on the second floor to join the tour.
Reservations for hospital tours are not required. For more information, please call (972) 540-4555.
Take a virtual video tour of the maternity unit at Medical City.
Education for new moms
We offer childbirth and infant care classes to help you feel more confident when you bring home your new baby. Classes are free to mothers delivering at Medical City McKinney.
Class options include:
Preregister for labor and delivery
When you go into labor, the last thing you want to think about is paperwork. To avoid this, we encourage you to preregister for your delivery at least two months prior to your due date. We make it easy—all you have to do is complete our online preregistration form. After the form is complete, the staff at our hospital takes care of the rest of the process for you.
When labor begins and you arrive at Medical City McKinney, proceed directly to the maternity unit on the second floor. The staff will help you get settled and comfortable in your room.
Labor and delivery at Medical City Healthcare
Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.Learn about Labor and delivery
- Medical City Alliance
- Medical City Arlington
- Medical City Dallas
- Medical City Frisco
- Medical City Las Colinas
- Medical City Lewisville
- Medical City McKinney
- Medical City Plano
- Medical City Weatherford