Mother and Baby Care at Good Shepherd - Marshall
Complete care for moms, babies and the whole family

Women's and Children's Services at Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall are designed to provide family-centered comprehensive care to patients in a home-like environment.

Family Care Center

The Marshall Family Care Center, contains Labor and Delivery, women’s care, a newborn nursery and pediatric care. The unit consists of five labor and delivery rooms, two outpatient examination rooms, a dedicated surgical area equipped for obstetrical and gynecological procedures, a recovery room, 12 women’s care beds, postpartum/gynecology surgery rooms and seven pediatric rooms.

The Family Birthing Center

The Family Birthing Center at Good Shepherd - Marshall contains five labor and delivery rooms and a surgical birth room/suite - all designed so that childbirth can take place in a comfortable setting. Lactation services are also available with our board ceritfied lactation consultant.

Newborn Nursery

The newborn nursery is a Level II nursery which can hold up to 22 beds. The nursery is equipped with a central monitoring system that monitors both the laboring mother and her unborn child.  This system provides a documentation tool and allows for archiving both the maternal record and the fetal monitor record. Lactation services are also available with our board certified lactation consultant.  

Great Expectations Maternity Program

Now, as an expecting and new parent at our hospital, you have a trusted resource to guide you through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first year of your baby's life: our weekly parenting email. Click here to enroll in this free service, you will receive customized information, news, and resources - as well as announcements from our parent education staff, access to hospital classes, and tour information - all delivered to your in-box. Plus, it's all free! Most importantly, it allows us to develop a richer, more supportive relationship with our patients - you!  

Pregnancy, Birth and You Childbirth Preparation Class

Designed to begin six to eight weeks prior to your due date, this one day interactive class provides labor and delivery preparation for the pregnant woman and her partner/coach. Together you will gain knowledge of the birth process and be able to make personal decisions related to your birth experience. Expecting mothers and their partner will learn about:
  • Stages of labor
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Roll of the support person
  • Important items needed for your hospital stay
  • What to expect during the postpartum period
  • Receive a tour of our labor/delivery/recovery area and nursery
  • Advantages of breastfeeding

The cost is $10 (per couple) and includes lunch. Classes are held one Saturday per month and are from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please call 903.927.6776.

Upcoming 2015 Class Dates:
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 26
October 24
November 21
December 19

Lactation Services

Staffed by an internationally certified breastfeeding consultant, Lactation Services at Good Shepherd - Marshal  can provide support to breastfeeding mothers  before, during and after delivery. 

For questions or concerns regarding breastfeeding or to schedule an appointment, please call 903.927.6406.

Stay in Touch

At Good Shepherd - Marshall, we are here to help with mother and baby care. For more information, please call 903.927.6776.

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