Frequently asked questions

Do I need to pre-register to have my baby at ETMC?

Yes, most families come in to complete the admission paperwork ahead of time so when that special day arrives they are already to come to The Family Birthplace. You can contact our admitting department at 903-535-6432 for more information.

Should I take classes to prepare me for caring for my baby?

It’s a good idea to enroll in our basic baby care class to help you prepare for your baby. Parents who go through classes feel more confident with labor, delivery and caring for their baby.

Click here to view a schedule of current classes or download a PDF to print out.

What should I bring to the hospital for the delivery?

  • Camera/video camera
  • Baby book (for first footprints and to record all of those first moments)
  • Massagers and soothing music (for labor)
  • Pre-washed baby clothes/blankets for the ride home. (Baby clothes will be provided during your hospital stay.)
  • House shoes and a robe
  • Toiletries such as deodorant, make-up, hairspray, etc. (Toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo/conditioner, and sanitary napkins are available in the hospital.)

Other questions?

Call The Family Birthplace at 903-535-6911.