Labor and Delivery


The Labor and Delivery Department at Yoakum Community Hospital is committed to making your birthing experience unique and special. We provide personalized family centered care through dedicated nurses who are noted for their commitment to working as a team with physicians, other medical professionals, and most importantly…YOU and YOUR Family!

Our family-centered maternity environment encourages you and your partner to participate in your labor and the birth of your baby. Your baby’s birth will take place in a special room designed for your comfort. This particular room is designed to handle labor, delivery and recovery, in an environment that is safe, private and supportive. You and your baby will remain in this cozy homelike atmosphere where rooming in, family bonding, and sibling involvement can take place privately.

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Childbirth Classes

Classes are FREE to all women delivering at Yoakum Community Hospital.
If you are not planning on delivering at Yoakum Community Hospital, you are still welcome to take part in the classes; however, there will be a $45.00 fee.

Please plan on bringing a couple of soft pillows and something soft to lie on.  Also, please bring a partner to assist you in preparing for the delivery of your baby.

Fax the following information to (361) 293-3002, to the attention of:
Debbie Chandler, RN.  Her email address is

1.    Full Name
2.    Physicians Name
3.    Day and Night Time Phone Numbers
4.    Your Baby’s Due Date

For additional information, please call (361) 293-2321 ext. 162.
If there is no answer, call (361) 293-2321 ext. 240. Or you may email the above information to:

Childbirth Videos

The following videos are available for you to check out FREE of charge from our Labor and Delivery Department.

  • Baby’s First Months “What Do We Do Now?”
  • Breastfeeding: Better Beginnings
  • Childbirth from Inside Out – Part 1 and Part 2
  • Exercise with Daddy and Me
  • Going Home
  • Infant Massage: The Power of Touch
  • Little Beginnings
  • Morning Sickness All Day and All Night
  • Postpartum Emotions: The Blues and Beyond
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Pregnancy: Nine Special Months
  • SIDS: Reducing the Risk
  • Still Shiny

Touchpoints: The Definitive Video Series on Parenting Hosted and Created by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton.

  • Volume 1: Pregnancy, Birth, and the First Weeks of Life
  • Volume 2: The First Month Through the First Year
  • Volume 3: One Year Through Toddlerhood

For more information, call (361) 293-2321 ext. 162

The following physicians deliver at YCH:

Trini Garza, M.D.
Family Practice/Obstetrics
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Marshall Bishop. M.D.
Family Practice and Obstetrics
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Saundra Anderson, D.O.
Family Practice and Obstetrics