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Advice for pregnancy & delivery during COVID-19

UT Health East Texas is here for you to help keep you and your baby safe. We are taking steps to ensure a safe delivery for you and your baby during this time, including the following:

  • Daily COVID-19 screenings for all patients and staff – temperature checks and daily questionnaires about potential exposure.
  • COVID-19 tests administered to patients who are symptomatic.
  • Separate areas for treating COVID-19 patients and those awaiting COVID-19 test results.
  • All patients, staff and visitors are required to wear a mask.

Labor and Delivery

Our OB/GYNs and nurses offer extraordinary support for mothers and newborns. Our policy of continuous care ensures your labor and delivery experience is as smooth and comfortable as possible. The same nurse often stays with you throughout delivery and recovery.

Birthing centers are offered in Tyler, Athens, Henderson and Jacksonville and have specialized surgery and delivery suites. Education classes are available as well. Click the locations below for more information about each location. 


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

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

In the NICU, skilled medical and nursing staff care for infants of all gestational ages. 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.

More information about Labor and Delivery is available at these locations:

Providers For Labor and Delivery

Teri Lynne Baumgartner, MD

Britne A. Curran, APRN, WHNP-BC
Women's Health

Glena Davis, DO

Bruno Romeo, MD

Shawna Sharp, APRN, FNP-C
Women's Health

Adam Newman, MD, FACOG

Shayna Burdeaux, DO