When Expecting, Make MCA Your Choice For A Special Delivery
Each year, over 4,000 babies are delivered at Medical Center of Arlington. MCA's Women's Center is connected to the main hospital tower and boasts three floors dedicated to birthing services. Services to support the full continuum of care are offered, including an antepartum unit for expectant moms who require bed rest ahead of their delivery. The labor and delivery suites are spacious and equipped with the latest monitoring technology, allowing the obstetrician the ability to monitor mom's and baby's heartbeats remotely. For high-risk deliveries, the level III neonatal intensive care unit serves as a landing ground for babies who are born prematurely or require an immediate higher level of care. The postpartum floor offers 29 large, all-private recovery suites with plenty of room for family to be there to enjoy the occasion. The fetal diagnostic center functions as a dedicated OB emergency department that pregnant moms have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The most important part of all these services is the dedicated team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and technical staff who come together each day to offer an incredible patient experience at a very special time.
Childbirth Education Resources
The Birth Place
3301 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, Texas 76015
Childbirth Education Scheduling
Phone - (817) 472-4787
Email - MCOA.Childbirthclass@hcahealthcare.com
All Classes are held at the Women's Center, 3rd Floor, OB Classroom.
ATTENTION ALL MOMS-TO-BE:
Please call to schedule your class(s) by your 2nd Trimester. It is recommended to take childbirth classes during your 7th month.
Prepared Childbirth Classes
These classes assist the expectant mother and her support person in preparing physically and emotionally for the childbirth experience. Classes cover what to expect during labor and delivery, as well as techniques to help cope effectively.
- Saturday Series: This is an all day class offered on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60 per mom / coach. When the mother signs up to take the prepared childbirth class then the infant care and / or breastfeeding classes are free.
Teen Childbirth Classes
This class is specially designed for the teen moms-to-be and her support person. This class will help prepare the younger moms for the childbirth experience both physically and emotionally. This course is offered the first Tuesdays of each month from 4:30 - 9:00 pm. Call or email for availability.
Infant Care Class
This 2 hour class is designed for the mom/partner team interested in learning to care for the newborn. Some topics covered include: Buying baby equipment, bathing, dressing, childproofing, first aid for a choking baby, and general safety considerations for infants and toddlers. Offered the first 3 Mondays of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. $25 per mom / coach (free with the prepared childbirth class).
This two hour class covers information to allow for a successful breastfeeding experience. Topics include preparation for nursing, how to get started, available resources, how to express and store milk, and other helpful hints. Fathers or coaches are welcome to come learn how to contribute and offer support. Offered the first 3 Wednesdays of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. $25 per mom / coach (free with the prepared childbirth class).
This class helps prepare youngsters for a new brother or sister with discussions and activities. A tour helps siblings become familiar with the hospital setting and feel a part of the birth experience. This class is designed for ages 3 and up, although those 10 and up may benefit more from the Infant Care Class. Last Saturday every other month from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. $10 per mom / child; $15 for two or more children.
Birth Place Tour
The tour is offered each Monday at 5:30 pm (except for major holidays). The tour is free and there is no need to sign up. The tour meets on the 1st floor of The Women's Center, in the waiting area, just to the left of the security desk.