Labor and Delivery Unit (L&D)

Mission and Vision

Provide quality, compassionate, and family centered care and labor support to the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patient for active duty Soldiers and Family Members.

Hours and Location

Contact Us Hours
Main: (254) 288-8400
24 hours per day / 7 days per week
4th Floor Bldg. 36065, Sante Fe Ave
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center


new mom holding her baby

The L&D unit in Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center consists of:

  • 9 Birthing suites (Labor / Delivery / Recovery)
  • 3 Antepartum rooms
  • 6 Outpatient triage rooms
  • 2 Operating room suites
  • 2 Recovery rooms for Post Surgical care of a Cesarean Section delivery

The unit has open visitation hours and family members are welcome to remain in the Birthing Suite during the delivery of the infant, as the mother desires. The mother and infant normally remain in the birthing suite for 1.5 to 2 hours after delivery before transferring to the Mother Baby Unit. Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center averages 220 deliveries per month and 600-800 outpatient visits.

Policies and Procedures

The L&D policies and procedures are in compliance with the following regulatory guidance:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACMNM)

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