Birthing center in Williamson County, Texas
The women's care team at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital offers expert childbirth services for women in Georgetown, Texas, and the surrounding communities. We are dedicated to the needs of mothers and newborns. We provide exceptional care to every patient and are committed to giving you and your baby the best beginning.
To learn more about our childbirth services, call us at (512) 942-4400.
Features of our labor and delivery unit
Our labor and delivery unit features private rooms, each with a bathtub and shower as well as a reclining chair for your support person. Each room also has an infant warmer, enabling us to immediately provide any special care your baby needs.
The newborn nursery in our women's department is available for any procedures needed during your infant’s stay. We can perform a range of diagnostic tests in the nursery, including:
- Bilirubin tests to check for jaundice
- Critical congenital heart defect tests
- Newborn hearing tests
- Newborn screening tests, which are sent to the Department of Health to identify metabolic disorders
Neonatal intensive care
We aim for a family-focused birth experience with minimal medical intervention—but our team is ready if an emergency arises. With two operating rooms located just down the hall, we can respond at a moment’s notice.
If your child is born prematurely (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) or with an illness, they can receive dedicated care at our Level I Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We also have access to 24/7 emergency transport should your newborn baby need a higher level of care or pediatric specialty services—including surgery—at another St. David's HealthCare hospital.
Personalized childbirth experience
We strive to personalize the birth experience for every mother and newborn. We provide you with options and amenities to help you bond with your baby during your hospital stay.
We are committed to helping all babies enjoy skin-to-skin care as soon as possible after birth. Ideally, baby is placed on mom’s chest or abdomen within five minutes of birth. No material is placed between mom and baby, and mom may continue holding baby until it's time for the first feeding.
Several benefits are associated with skin-to-skin care, including:
- Activating the baby’s natural instincts for breastfeeding
- Helping the mom and baby bond emotionally
- Keeping the baby warm and calm, which helps prevent low blood sugar
- Stabilizing the baby’s heart rate
- Stabilizing the baby’s oxygen saturation and breathing rate
Our labor and delivery suites are designed to accommodate mothers who wish to share the room with their newborn. This practice, known as rooming-in, gives parents time to get to know their baby immediately after birth.
Rooming-in benefits for baby can include:
- Better regulated body rhythms (such as heart rate, temperature and sleep cycle)
- Increased brain development
- Less crying and easier to soothe
- More effective adaptation to life outside the womb
- Sounder sleep
In addition to sleeping better and getting more experience caring for baby, rooming-in benefits for mom and parents can include:
- Better bonding between parents and baby
- Faster recognition of feeding cues
- Increased breast milk supply in mothers when nursing on demand
As a mother, one of the most important things you will decide is how to feed your baby. To help prepare for this part of your life, you can attend St. David's HealthCare breastfeeding classes. These classes are held in our hospitals throughout the Austin, Texas, area.
For babies, the benefits of breastfeeding include:
- Decreased risk of cancers
- Decreased risk of childhood obesity
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Decreased risk of ear infections
- Decreased risk of meningitis
- Decreased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Less intestinal illness and diarrhea
- Less risk of pneumonia
Breastfeeding also comes with many benefits for mothers, including:
- Decreased risk of cancer
- Decreased risk of osteoporosis
- Delayed return of menstrual cycles
- Faster weight loss after delivery
After the baby is born, families are moved and begin postpartum care. All postpartum rooms are private and spacious to accommodate visitors. A sleeper sofa is available for your support person. One additional guest (12 years old or older) may also stay with mom.
Maternity classes and tours
In addition to breastfeeding classes, we host educational sessions to prepare you for childbirth and infant care. For information about upcoming classes or to register, call us at (512) 544-4226.
Tours of our maternity unit are also available. This experience is designed to introduce families to our hospital and help them prepare for their special day. No reservation is needed, but calling in advance is recommended.
Directions to our hospital
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital is east of Interstate 35 and south of Highway 29, off Leander Road.
Before your scheduled procedure, an intake nurse will call you to review admission and preoperative instructions. After 32 weeks of gestation, you can visit the hospital to fill out preregistration paperwork. You will need to bring your ID and insurance information.
Visitor parking at our hospital is free. You can park near the front entrance and enter through the main lobby during normal operating hours. If you arrive before 5:00am or after 9:00pm, use the emergency room (ER) entrance.
Labor and delivery at St. David's 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
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