Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Brenham

What to Expect When Giving Birth Here



Address: 700 Medical Pkwy, Brenham, TX 77833

Phone: (979) 337-5000

US News Hospital Maternity Ratings

  • Childbirth Classes: Yes, always offered
  • Private Rooms or Suites: Yes
  • Partner May Stay Overnight Post-Delivery: Yes, always allowed
  • Midwives Can Attend Births: No
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): No
  • Immersive Tub Hydrotherapy During Labor: No
  • Breastfeeding & Lactation Consultants Available Before and/or After Discharge: In Hospital: No / At Home: No
  • Valet Parking Available: No
  • Hospital Employs Doulas: No
  • Perinatal Depression Screening and Services: Yes
  • Postpartum Depression Screening and Services: Yes, after birth, but less than 12 months
  • Scheduled Early Deliveries: Never or rarely schedules delivery earlier than recommended
  • C-sections: Sometimes avoids C-sections
  • Newborn Complications: Newborn complications are more frequent than average
  • Breast Milk Feeding: 22.0% of babies were exclusively breastfed or fed breast milk during their hospital stay
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC): Routinely offers to support VBAC with a rate of 5.4%
  • Episiotomy: This hospital's episiotomy rate is less than 5%
  • Birthing-Friendly: This hospital met criteria to be recognized as “Birthing-Friendly” because it participated in a quality improvement collaborative and implemented patient safety practices in order to improve maternal outcomes
  • Transparency on Racial/Ethnic Disparities: This hospital tracked and reported its race- and ethnicity-specific performance on all of several performance measures for which racial and ethnic disparities may exist
  • There are 6 OB/GYNs and 5 Pediatricians at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Brenham


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Brenham is nestled in the heart of Texas, in Washington County.  Brenham is as welcoming and friendly as the beautiful bluebonnets that fill their fields in the Spring! 

At this Medical Center, Moms will labor, deliver and recover in the Labor & Delivery suite. BSW-Brenham’s Labor & Delivery suites allow for care to be brought to you and your newborn baby. These suites allow your new family to remain together during the birthing process, creating a comfortable environment for this once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your new baby.

After delivery, mothers and babies are cared for together in BSWB’s “couplet care” environment. Newborn babies remain with their mothers in this family-centered unit and receive their nursing care together, which promotes education and building confidence for new mothers.

Other benefits of the Birthing Suites in Brenham include:

  • Private rooms for the family
  • Sleep area for your support person
  • Cuddle or snooze time (daily between 2:00 - 4:00 PM) for mom and baby to have an opportunity to rest and enjoy one another, uninterrupted by hospital personnel and well-intentioned visitors 

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The BSW-Brenham website offers a fantastic photo slideshow of their Labor & Delivery suites, Couplet Care rooms, family waiting area, and other parts of the Hospital! On their website you can also sign up for a variety of classes in English and Spanish, including childbirth education, cesarean preparation, breastfeeding education, and newborn care.  You can also find helpful resources, such as frequently asked questions, a Welcome Video, and a comprehensive Prenatal Care Guide offered in both English and Spanish that is loaded with helpful information!

Prenatal Care Guide (English)

Prenatal Care Guide (Spanish)

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Baylor Scott & White – Brenham is located outside of ‘Tree of Life’s’ FREE travel radius, but we do offer 3 convenient options: 

  1. Have your partner or a close friend or family member meet your Placenta Specialist at the 60-mile mark
  2. Pay a “travel fee” for your Placenta Specialist to travel to you
  3. Pay to have your placenta shipped to us overnight and to have your products shipped back to you.

Placenta Encapsulation is the process in which your placenta is used to make an easy-to-take daily supplement that can help you have a better postpartum recovery!  The most common reported benefits include:

  • Boost in energy
  • Reduced risk of developing postpartum depression
  • Healthy milk supply
  • Less postpartum bleeding
  • Faster healing/recovery
  • Less post-surgical and postpartum pain 

In the state of Texas, you are allowed to keep your placenta in most cases, but certain circumstances can require that the placenta go to Pathology for testing.  

Read more about what to do if this happens here: 'Know Your Placenta Rights in a Hospital Setting'

The specific placenta protocol for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Brenham is:

1.      Notify your L&D Nurses of your plans to keep your placenta

2.      Bring a cooler (the hospital will provide ice)

3.      Sign the Hospital’s Consent/Release Form

4.      Placenta must leave the Hospital within 1 hour of delivery (if they force you to remove the placenta from the premises before your Specialist can arrive for pick-up, then keep it stored in your car, checking on it periodically for ice replenishment if needed)

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Since this is a smaller community, BSW-Brenham is a smaller Hospital with a smaller and more limited maternity staff.  On Google, the Hospital itself only has an average 2.5 star-rating and I could only manage to find 1 positive review and 1 negative review regarding giving birth here.  Searching local Brenham Facebook Moms Groups for any feedback about giving birth at this Hospital would be the best way to get some more recent opinions. Do your research and never be afraid to advocate for yourself!  

Positive Reviews: 

2021: “I gave birth in this hospital a year ago and all the nurses and staff were really friendly! Came to check up on me every few minutes, let me sleep until it was time for my next vitals. Would definitely go here again”

Negative Reviews:

2017: “They only had like 1 Dr. and he was on call. My girlfriend had her baby here and I stayed for support. They never came to clean the room till the last day and we were there for 3 days. I had to take the trash out. They were kinda late with a lot of info. Seemed like they practice on people and then call the Dr and ask him what to do over the phone.”