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Family Birthplace

The Family Birthplace at UT Health Jacksonville

Every birth is a special delivery here. Our dedicated team of obstetricians and nurses offer extraordinary support for mothers and newborns. The Family Birthplace is located on the third floor at UT Health Jacksonville. We are proud to be a trusted leader in East Texas for maternity and newborn care. We offer comprehensive services, including classes for parents to be. Click here to learn more about childbirth preparation classes.

Our facility features the following:

  • Five birthing suites using the LDRP concept, in which the entire birthing process (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) takes place in the same room
  • Large private suites each with soft colors, oak wood, a bathroom and shower
  • Dedicated surgical suite for cesarean section deliveries located within the Family Birthplace unit
  • Level I nursery
  • Anesthesia providers available for pain relief during labor
  • Lactation education
  • Language access services or interpreters
Our experienced team of labor and delivery nurses is here to guide you through your birthing experience.

Plan a tour

If you’re in the process of deciding where to have your baby, we invite you to arrange a tour. If you’ve decided to deliver at the UT Health Jacksonville Family Birthplace, we encourage you begin the preregistration process.

Call 903-541-5367 to learn more.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Now open at UT Health Tyler!

In the event your baby is born prematurely or needs special care, our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is now available at our hospital in Tyler.

In the NICU, skilled medical and nursing staff care for infants age 32 weeks or greater. Our board-certified neonatologists lead a specialized team of nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers and other caregivers in providing the best care available for your baby.

Amenities include the following:

  • Nine-bed NICU
  • 24/7 neonatologist coverage and consults
  • NICU-specialized respiratory therapists
  • Case management and social services
  • Neonatal nutrition care and dietary counseling
  • Developmental care and specialty therapy services
  • Lactation consultant
  • Pediatric specialty consultation services
  • Three private rooms
  • Overnight transition room


If you have questions about our NICU, call 903-535-6911.

Providers For Family Birthplace

Shayna Burdeaux, DO