Delivering your bundle of joy

Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey, our experienced labor and delivery team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest is with you every step of the way.

We want you to feel safe, comfortable and supported throughout preconception, pregnancy, delivery and beyond.

When the time comes, our labor and delivery team is ready around the clock. Whether you are a first-time mom or a delivery room veteran, we are here to provide you with a birth experience as individual as your new bundle of joy.

Our labor and delivery services in Waco

McLennan County’s only dedicated Women’s & Children’s Center is located at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest. The Center includes a comprehensive OBGYN program and the area’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

Tour our birthing suites

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  • 14 labor and delivery rooms
  • 26 mother/baby (family) rooms
  • Newborn nursery
  • 30-bed NICU

Why choose us?

  • A full spectrum of fetal care services to diagnose and treat fetal abnormalities
  • Nationally certified nurses
  • Advanced medical technology and physicians on our medical staff
  • Awarded the Texas Ten Step Award for a Mother-Friendly Environment
  • ANCC Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Parenting classes and resources

At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest, we have cultivated resources that will help prepare you for your new family. Our Waco parenting classes are inclusive and comprehensive—no matter your birth philosophy, we have a class to meet your needs!

Childbirth and parenthood are major life changes, and preparations for those changes can offer comfort. To help you prepare, we offer group pregnancy and childbirth classes as well as classes held specifically for mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and babysitters.

Call 254.202.9663 for more information or to register for a class.

  • Online childbirth class

    Our online childbirth class includes information on various topics related to childbirth. From the comfort of your home, you and your spouse are able to explore information on the ways your body changes with pregnancy, the labor and birth process, pain management options, information for your labor support team, caring for yourself postpartum, and newborn care. This course is free to the community.

    Register for an online childbirth class

  • Breastfeeding class

    This one-session introduction to breastfeeding focuses on techniques for initiating nursing during the early weeks with your newborn and maintaining a successful breastfeeding experience. All classes are taught by certified lactation consultants. Classes are intended for females only.

    The class costs $10. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up for classes three to four months prior to due date.

    Register for a breastfeeding class

  • Hospital tours

Only hospital in the Waco area to offer Level III NICU services

If your doctor has told you that you are a high-risk pregnancy, you have the peace of mind knowing that Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest is the only hospital in the Waco area to offer Level III NICU services, the highest level of care available for our tiniest patients.

Staffed by specialized nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists and many other skilled healthcare professionals, the 30-bed Waco NICU unit is designed to promote optimal developmental care for sick infants and the resources and support parents need during their child's stay in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Learn more about our Level III NICU services

Helping you prepare every step of the way at our labor and delivery hospitals

If you find yourself asking, "what is the best labor and delivery hospital near me?" our experienced care teams are here to help you prepare for your big moment—and every little moment along the way. Tell us a little about where you are in your journey and get the answers you need for a safe pregnancy, labor and delivery near you.