Birth Experience

at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Hospital - Longview

Our Women's and Children's Services are designed to provide family-centered comprehensive care to the childbearing patients as well as gynecological patients.We offer assistance in developing a birth plan that is truly tailored to the experience you would like to have on your delivery day. Every detail before, during, and after birth is handled with compassion and support as you embark upon your new journey.

We’ve assembled a highly trained and caring team of experts to give the most complete care and comfort possible — from helping you through a safe delivery to breastfeeding and beyond.

We have assembled resource guides for the expectant mother, NICU caregivers and NICU Siblings.

We proudly offer: 

  • Board-certified OB/GYN Physicians and Certified Nurse Midwives
  • East Texas’ first Level III Maternal Facility
  • East Texas’ first OB Emergency Department
  • The area’s first Level III NICU specializing in high risk neonatal care
  • Board-certified Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Personalized birth plans
  • Private, comfortable birthing suites
  • Celebratory meals for mom and support partner
  • Lactation Center with internationally certified lactation consultants
  • Labor tub
  • Certified interpreter services
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Couplet care for mommy and baby in same room
  • Sleeping accommodations for labor partner
  • Obstetrics Emergency Department (OBED)
  • Support the Golden Hour
  • OB Hospitalists 24/7
  • Free education classes for childbirth and breastfeeding
  • Labor & Delivery Suite tours - All tours are by appointment only. Please call 903.315.2069 to make your appointment
  • For more details on the above list, please see the services section below.

Family Education

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center offers a variety of educational opportunities to new families, where everyone can learn what to expect and how to help with the new baby.

Examples of classes offered:

  • Basics of Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Breastfeeding

For questions about family education classes, please email or call 903-315-2003.



Neonatal Intensive Care

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CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the first NICU to open in the Northeast Texas region, is a Level III NICU by the Texas Department of State Health Services.