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Pat Heard Women's Center

If you are expecting, you want to have your baby at a hospital you trust. Now, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler offers a new state-of-the-art facility just for women that combines the quality care mothers have trusted for generations with the latest amenities.

At the Pat Herd Women’s Center at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, the highly trained team of medical providers has pledged to deliver an exceptional care experience to every mother. With more than 2,500 newborns delivered here each year and Tyler’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit, you can truly feel confident in the decision you made for you and your baby, should the need for a higher level of medical care arise.

At 32-weeks gestation, we encourage expectant mothers to schedule an appointment and meet with our Patient Care Planner to create an individualized Birth Plan of Care. There is no charge for this service and it takes approximately one hour to complete. The Birth Plan of Care is kept with your hospital chart so we may better meet your needs during your stay with us.

Please call (903) 606-4641 to schedule your appointment.

Additional Services

Educational Classes

We offer educational programs, both privately or in a group setting, that provide thorough instruction on topics ranging from newborn care and breastfeeding to information more tailored to the medical needs of the individual patient.

Newborn Care - Learn the skills to care for your newborn.

Pediatric CPR - Learn preventive measures to protect the health and well-being of your infant/child. 

Modern Grand-parenting - Learn the most up-to-date childcare recommendations; and how to handle many common challenges faced by today’s grand parents.

Breastfeeding - Learn about the anatomy of the breast; how to recognize hunger cues from your newborn; proper latching techniques; various feeding positions; as well as in depth breast pump and milk storage education.

Childbirth Preparation - Learn about proper nutrition and exercise during pregnancy; how to create a birth plan, including medical intervention methods; the stages of labor and breathing exercises; and post postpartum physical and emotional care.

Register for an upcoming birth class.

  • Peace of Mind with the NICU nearby
  • Visitor Policy for The Birth Center, Mother-Baby Unit (5 Dawson), The Children’s Center, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)