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Patient and family-centered environment for expectant parents

Baylor Scott & White – McKinney features a patient and family-centered environment for expectant parents with a holistic approach to caring for each family. We promote early parental involvement in skin-to-skin with newborns, breastfeeding, and safe sleep habits. Our families are encouraged to keep their babies in their room with them during their stay. We aim to support the physiological and psychological needs of our mothers, infants and their families.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney is a state-designated Level III NICU and a proud member of the Texas Ten Step Program, which aims to improve maternity care practices in birthing facilities. We have also received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc, through a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Prepare for pregnancy with Baylor Scott & White Health

Join us for a webinar on noviembre 17 at 6 pm CST.

Pregnancy comes with a lot of questions. We’re here to provide answers and guidance so you feel prepared and supported on your journey to parenthood. If you’re ready to expand your family, register for our webinar to learn what to expect.


Pregnancy comes with a lot of questions

Know what to expect when you're expecting. Download our pregnancy checklist

Our labor and delivery services
High-risk pregnancy care
Doulas and midwives
Wireless fetal monitoring
Delayed cord cutting
Cord blood banking
Certified lactation consultants


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Parent education and classes

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

Parent Classes
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Explore our classes

At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, our parent education classes are inclusive and comprehensive – no matter your birth philosophy, we have a class to meet your needs! Our class material reflects current practice and is offered in a variety of formats, so you can choose what will work best for your schedule and personal interests.

Clases en línea
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Find an online class

Not every family is able to attend parent education classes in person, while others learn better with a self-directed class. Baylor Scott & White Health wants you to get the information you need about this special time, no matter what your learning preferences are. We now offer online childbirth and breastfeeding education for your convenience. This interactive, web-based instruction contains animated illustrations, videos and games to make learning easy and fun.

New Parent Handbook
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Download handbook

This brochure is designed to give you valuable information about our services, including what to consider before, during and after delivery.

Simply Moms mother and baby boutique

Simply Mom's is a clinical women's and children's boutique in McKinney designed to provide new mothers convenient access to breastfeeding supplies, infant clothing and gifts.

Our offerings include:

  • Clothing
  • Diaper bags
  • Preemie clothing and specialty items
  • Unique gifts for mother and baby
  • Breast pump rental and sales
  • Nursing bras, clothes and accessories
  • Private consultations with a certified lactation consultant

Designated as a Level III maternal care center by the Texas Department of State Health Services

This designation for maternal and neonatal care is awarded to hospitals that provide care for pregnant and postpartum patients and underscores our ability to treat complex, high risk cases.

The Maternal Levels of Care program is designed to provide best-in-practice standards for women and children's services in Texas to improve maternal outcomes. The state's designation provides expectant mothers with details of a hospital's care to make informed decisions during pregnancy about their birthing hospital.

To earn Level III maternal care designation, hospitals must provide:

  • Specialists available for round-the-clock support
  • Team and resources to perform major surgery
  • Intensive care unit with critical care capabilities
  • Continuing education in high-risk events and emergencies
  • Certified lactation consultant always available

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides specialized care

Our NICU, which features private suites that allow parents to stay with their newborn around the clock, is capable of providing advanced life-support services and technologies for premature and seriously ill newborns. ​

Staffed by specialized nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists and many other skilled staff, the unit is designed to promote optimal developmental care for sick infants.

Family-centered care is our priority in the NICU. For your convenience and comfort, we offer:

  • Kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin contact
  • Lactation consultants
  • Sleeper sofas and showers
  • Family lounge
  • Comprehensive discharge planning and coordination

In addition to our advanced equipment to treat newborns, we have specialized educational materials and dedicated staff to help you understand your baby's unique health needs.


"Our twins arrived 10 weeks early. Baylor Scott & White was ready."

For parents Rachel and Chris Caver, finding out they were expecting twins was ecstatic news. But 10 weeks before they were due, she went into labor.

Weighing less than four pounds, her babies stayed at their local Baylor Scott & White Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit. The NICU nurses put Rachel and her husband Chris at ease.

"They were very protective and very careful with the babies," she says. "Our NICU nurses became our best friends and family. One nurse even said, 'thank you for letting us care for your babies.' I couldn't have heard sweeter words."


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.

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