Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple

What to Expect When Giving Birth Here



Address: 2401 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76508

Phone: (254) 724-2111

Leapfrog Ratings - Hospital Maternity Ratings

  • This hospital's rate of Cesarean sections is 20.7%
  • This hospital's rate of early elective deliveries is 0.0%
  • This hospital's rate of episiotomies is 0.7%
  • This hospital's rate of screening newborns for jaundice before discharge is 100.0%
  • This hospital's rate of preventing blood clots in women undergoing cesarean section is 51.7%           
  • This hospital does not have certified nurse-midwives and/or certified midwives deliver newborns.     
  • This hospital does allow patients to bring their own doula.
  • This hospital offers lactation services in the hospital and as outpatient services.     
  • This hospital does offer vaginal delivery after cesarean section (VBAC).     
  • This hospital does offer tubal ligation during the labor and delivery admission. 

This particular Baylor Scott & White Medical Center is located in Temple, TX and caters to high-risk pregnancies.  With a Level IV NICU on-site this Hospital is prepared for any complication, should it arise.  In fact, Baylor Scott & White Temple has scored the highest-possible rating for “Best Hospitals for Maternity" from U.S. News & World Report! Only 14 hospitals in all of Texas have received this accolade, and BSW-Temple is one of them! To be recognized among the “Best Hospitals for Maternity”, hospitals have to excel in many areas that matter most to expectant families, including complication rates, Cesarean rates and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding. Fewer than half of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned a ‘High Performing’ rating, which is the highest rating U.S. News awards for this care.

This Medical Center is milk donation site.  ‘Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin’ is a non-profit organization centered on saving the lives of, and improving the health outcomes, of at-risk infants. The Milk Bank does this by collecting, processing and dispensing donor human breast milk, which has been shown to improve health outcomes (compared to formula) when mothers' own milk is unavailable.

Learn more about how you can donate here 

Talk or Text with a Placenta Specialist!

(415) 652-6886
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Providing outstanding Placenta Services to Bastrop County & all of Central Texas!

The private Birthing Suites at Baylor Scott & White - Temple allow your new family to remain together during the entire birthing process, creating a comfortable environment for a cherished experience.

 Their birthing & postpartum suites offer:

  • Private en-suite bathroom with shower
  • Sleep area for your Partner or support person
  • Soothing colors and ambient lighting, designed to create a calming, relaxing environment
  • Flat screen TVs and a work area with wireless Internet
  • Kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin contact
  • Comfortable visiting hours
  • Lactation consultation
  • Family lounge
  • Comprehensive discharge planning and coordination

The Baylor Scott & White Temple website offers fantastic photos and 360-views of their private Labor & Delivery rooms, Postpartum rooms, waiting area, and lactation consultant room. On their website you can also sign up for a variety classes, including childbirth education, cesarean birth education, and breastfeeding education.  You can also find helpful resources, such as frequently asked questions on their website.

Sign up for a class or a Maternity Tour here

In-person prenatal Lactation appointments are available 7 days a week. Call (254) 724-4867 to schedule your appointment.

You can also sign up to receive a free ‘Pregnancy Planning Checklist’ on their website or here

Schedule a FREE Consult!

Baylor Scott & White – Temple 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 in Temple 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 as soon as possible after 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)

➡️Are you ready to place your Placenta order? Fill out & Submit an Order Form

Unfortunately, there are more negative Google reviews than positive for this Hospital. And the couple of positive reviews that I did find were not recent. Searching local Temple Facebook groups for other mom’s experiences at this Hospital would be the best way to get some more recent feedback. Do your research and never be afraid to advocate for yourself!  

Positive Reviews: 

2019: “Normally I don’t leave reviews but I am just SOOO satisfied with the service that was provided for me here. I am actually currently a patient in Labor and Delivery – and every nurse and doctor I have come in contact with at this hospital has made sure I was comfortable, understood everything that was happening and kept me updated with any new info. By far the best hospital I’ve ever been to.”

2018: “My wife and I recently had twin boys. They were early and are currently in the NICU. From the Clinic to Labor & Delivery to Postpartum to now the NICU, the entire experience has been such a wonderful loving experience. Best hospital experience we have ever had!”

Negative Reviews:

2024: “I’m 17 and pregnant and I went to the ER for bleeding and bad cramps. I was scared that I was miscarrying and wanted to be checked ASAP. I went in around 1:30pm and didn’t even make it out of the waiting room until almost 6pm and even then I was put in a chair in the hallway with a screaming lady right behind me which nurses and doctors actively ignored while she constantly asked for help. Saw the Dr 2 times for less than 5 minutes each time just to be told I’m probably going to miscarry and sent home at 10pm. I couldn’t even get my HCG levels from them until 2 days after I had already been sent home and had to look up all of my test results online because the doctor didn’t tell me anything. I’m supposed to be delivering at this hospital and the way I was treated here genuinely makes me terrified for what’s to come. I want to be able to feel comfortable in the place I’m entrusting me and my babies’ life and health to.”

2023: “The WORST EXPERIENCE I’ve had in my life!!! The labor and delivery section should be shut down from the OBGYN to the NICU. If you are pregnant and of color, I recommend you go to AdventHealth or somewhere FAR away from Baylor Scott and White.”

2023: “Honestly if I could give 0 stars I would. I have never received such poor care on more than one occasion. On an emergency visit due to bleeding during pregnancy it was 8 hours before they even got me looked at, and when I was “checked in” my “room” was a hallway. If I was having a miscarriage I would’ve lost my baby before they did anything. On another visit I was sent to Labor & Delivery for horrible cramping and spotting and they had no explanation other than “my pregnancy is a hard one”. AND I have tried to call many times to ask what the mandatory testing policies are for mom and baby during delivery and every person I talked to was extremely rude and didn’t even know what I was talking about, kept telling me to call back the next day to see if a nurse was available to answer my questions. I absolutely don’t want to deliver here.”

2022: “I am 36 weeks pregnant and have seen many different people throughout my pregnancy. Scheduling for follow-ups have been horrible, staff is unprofessional. I have transferred my care and was denied. This is the worst care team. My next pregnancy will not be done at the OBGYN Clinic inside the Hospital.  Worst care.”

2021: “The worst hospital by far. Over 5 hours sitting in a waiting room, no social distancing, no one cleaning. No updates whatsoever. The check in staff is rude! You can be standing right in front of them and they won’t acknowledge you because they’re carrying on conversations behind the glass. I have never seen such a hospital so unorganized. I couldn’t be seen in Labor & Delivery because I haven’t established a Dr/patient relationship as we are new to Temple. I just needed a simple yes or no about whether or not I was having a miscarriage. So help me God, I will never step foot in that hospital again.”