Our Office COVID-19 Information

We are updating our guest and Covid-19 policies. 

  • No guests are allowed except for one guest during your ultrasound visit.
  • Children are not allowed in the office.
  • We require masks for all patients, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Failure to follow these policies could result in rescheduling your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.

Protecting your health, and the health of our staff and providers is a priority. We ask that if you are experiencing a fever of 100.4 plus or productive cough to call us at 512-425-3825, Option 3 so that we can determine the best way to meet your medical needs.


See our Childbirth Education Updates HERE.

St. David' Healthcare Visitation Policy Changes & COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

It’s been a year and a half since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Texas. As the virus continues to evolve, and COVID-19 continues to bear down on our community, we have remained steadfast in our resolve to combat it. Below are updates on some important and timely issues related to COVID-19 that we wanted to share with you.

Visitation Policy Changes
Due to a recent legislative mandate (Texas House Bill 2211), we are making changes to our visitation policy to comply with the new law. As of September 1, all patients will be allowed one visitor per day during visiting hours.
• Visiting hours are 5am-8pm
• Visitors must be 18 years of age or older
• Visitors must pass the entrance screening
• Visitors must wear a mask at all times
• Any patient seeking emergency care may have one visitor

One visitor may remain overnight for the following services or circumstances:
• Pediatrics under 18 years old
• NICU
• Laboring mothers
• Patient advocates for elderly, disabled or impaired patients
• Undergoing surgery or a procedure
• End-of-life care

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, physicians, colleagues and visitors. Universal masking remains in effect and additional PPE may be required. All visitors are required to comply with these policies.

Visitation may be denied if an attending physician determines in-person visitation with the patient may lead to the transmission of an infectious agent that poses a serious community health risk.

COVID-19 Vaccination Booster
After careful consideration of the latest medical data, the FDA recently authorized mRNA COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised people. A recommendation for the general population is expected soon. This measure is designed to further protect you from COVID-19 as immunity wanes with time and this virus continues to spread.

As a result, we are actively planning for hospital-based third dose vaccination clinics in late September or early October. These vaccinations will only be available to colleagues who have already received both prior doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Please remember to verify your vaccination status prior to September 15 through the HCA Healthcare COVID-19 immunization link.

A third shot is now available and recommended for those who are immunocompromised and, therefore, at greater risk of serious, prolonged illness. Immunocompromised colleagues are encouraged to speak with their physician about whether getting an additional dose is appropriate. This helpful link can identify the closest and most convenient location to receive the vaccine.

For now, booster shots are being advised for the mRNA vaccines only, which does not currently include the Johnson & Johnson shot. It is also recommended to receive the same vaccine administered during the prior two dose series.

For the thousands of St. David’s HealthCare colleagues who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, thank you for choosing to protect yourself and the people around you.
Moment of Silence

The Texas Hospital Association is encouraging hospitals throughout the state to observe “five minutes of silence” at noon on Friday, September 3, to honor those impacted by COVID-19. The observance hopes to shine light on the number of people who have died from COVID-19, on healthcare heroes – like you – who have bravely fought the pandemic, and on the importance of taking action to prevent further illness. We encourage you to participate in this time of reflection, honor and remembrance.

COVID-19 Vaccination
Our physicians are among the most trusted in Central Texas. The community has trusted us to care for them for decades, and now we’re asking them to trust us about the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to watch the below video that features several of our physicians talking about the COVID-19 vaccine, and join us in sharing it with friends and family.

Watch Video Here

Thank you for your tireless work to beat COVID-19. Together, we can move forward and end the pandemic.

Individualized care at
every stage & every age

New Patients Welcome!

512-425-3825

located near Mopac & Parmer
gynecologic consultant to the

UT Women’s Athletic Program

Individualized care at
every stage & every age

New Patients Welcome!

512-425-3825

located near Mopac & Parmer
gynecologic consultant to the

UT Women’s Athletic Program

Natural Beginning Birth Center

Birth Plan Guide

Title for Your Plan:

  • Birth Plan
  • Birth Preferences
  • Our wishes for Childbirth
  • My wishes for Childbirth
  • Regarding Labor and Birth

First name:

Middle name:

Last name:

Name of primary healthcare provider (if a doctor, please include ‘Dr.’):

Name of Hospital/Center where you plan to deliver:

Your due date:

Coach (you might want to just write ‘my husband,’ or ‘my coach’):

Your other support staff

How would you like to refer to your baby? (My baby, the babies, my son, etc.)

Labor

I would like to be free to walk around during labor.

I wish to be able to move around and change position at will throughout labor. [Standard practice at OGN]

I would like to be able to have fluids by mouth throughout the first stage of labor.

I will be bringing my own music to play during labor.

I would like the environment to be kept as quiet as possible.

I would like the lights in the room to be kept low during my labor.

I would prefer to keep the number of vaginal exams to a minimum. [Standard practice at OGN]

I do not want any IV fluids unless I become dehydrated.  I understand that a saline-lock IV base is required in the hospital.

I would like to wear contact lenses or glasses at all times when conscious.

Other:

Monitoring

I do not wish to have continuous fetal monitoring unless it is required by the condition of the baby.

I do not want an internal monitor unless the baby has shown some sign of distress.

Other:

Labor Augmentation/ Induction

I do not wish to have the amniotic membrane ruptured artificially unless signs of fetal distress require internal monitoring.

If labor is not progressing, I would like to have the amniotic membrane ruptured before other methods are used to augment labor.

I would prefer to be allowed to try changing position and other natural methods (walking, nipple stimulation) before pitocin is administered.

Other:

Anesthesia/Pain Medication

I realize that many pain medications exist. I’ll ask for them if I need them.  Please do not ask the pain scale.

Before considering an epidural, and if the situation warrants, I would like to try an injection of narcotic pain relief (Nubain, Demerol, Stadol or similar).

I would like to have an epidural.

Other:

Cesarean

Unless absolutely necessary, I would like to avoid a Cesarean.

If a Cesarean delivery is indicated, I would like to be fully informed and to participate in the decision-making process.

I would like (coach) present at all times if the baby requires a Cesarean delivery.

So I can view the birth, I would like the screen lowered just before delivery of the baby.

If the baby is not in distress, the baby should be place skin-to-skin immediately after birth.

Other:

Episiotomy

I would prefer not to have an episiotomy unless absolutely required for the baby’s safety. [Standard practice at OGN]

I am hoping to protect the perineum. I am practicing ahead of time by squatting, doing Kegel exercises, and perineal massage.

I would appreciate guidance in when to push and when to stop pushing so the perineum can stretch.

If possible, I would like to use perineal massage to help avoid the need for an episiotomy.

Other:

Delivery

I would like to be allowed to choose the position in which I give birth, including squatting. [Standard practice at OGN]

I would like (partner) and/or nurses to support me and my legs as necessary during the pushing stage.

I would like to try to deliver in a hands-and-knees position.

I would like to try to deliver in a squatting position, using (coach) or a squatting bar for support.

I would like a mirror available so I can see the baby’s head when it crowns.

I would like the chance to touch the baby’s head when it crowns.

Even if I am fully dilated, and assuming the baby is not in distress, I would like to try to wait until I feel the urge to push before beginning the pushing phase.

I would appreciate having the room lights turned low for the actual delivery.

I would appreciate having the room as quiet as possible when the baby is born.

I would like to have the baby placed on my stomach/chest immediately after delivery.

Other:

Immediately After Delivery

I would like to have (coach) cut the cord.

I would like (other) to cut the cord.

I would like to cut the cord myself.

(coach) does not wish to cut the cord.

I would prefer that the umbilical cord stop pulsating before it is cut. [Standard practice at OGN]

I would like to hold the baby while I deliver the placenta and any tissue repairs are made.

I would like to hold the baby for at least fifteen minutes before (he/she) is photographed, examined, etc.

I would like to have the baby evaluated and bathed in my presence.

I plan to keep the baby near me following birth and would appreciate if the evaluation of the baby can be done with the baby on my abdomen, with both of us covered by a warm blanket, unless there is an unusual situation.

If the baby must be taken from me to receive medical treatment, (coach) or some other person I designate will accompany the baby at all times.

I would prefer to hold the baby rather than have (him/her) placed under heat lamps.

I would like to delay the eye medication / vitamin K / hepatitis B immunization for the baby until 2 hours after birth.

I would like to donate the umbilical cord blood if possible.

I would like to bank the umbilical cord blood, and have made arrangements to do so.

I would like to see the placenta after it is delivered.

Other:

Postpartum

Unless required for health reasons, I do not wish to be separated from my baby.

I would like to have the baby “room in” and be with me at all times.

I would like to have the baby “room in” after I have had some time to recover.

I would like the baby with me during the day but in the nursery at night.

I would like the baby with me during the day but in the nursery at night, but brought to me for breastfeeding. (Note: be sure to check the breastfeeding preferences below.)

I would prefer the baby be kept in the nursery and brought to me upon request.

I would prefer the baby be kept in the nursery and brought to me upon request and for breastfeeding. (Note: be sure to check the breastfeeding preferences below.)

Other:

Breastfeeding

I plan to breastfeed the baby and would like to begin nursing very shortly after birth.

Unless medically necessary, I do not wish to have any bottles given to the baby (including glucose water or plain water).

I do not want the baby to be given a pacifier.

I do not plan to breastfeed the baby.

I would like more information about breastfeeding.

I would like to meet with a Lactation Consultant.

Other:

Circumcision

I do not want the baby circumcised

I do not wish to have the circumcision performed in the hospital.

I would like the baby to be circumcised before we check out of the hospital

Other:

Photo/ Video

I would like to take still photographs during labor and the birth.  [Videograpy is prohibited at NAMC]

Other:

Other

My support people are (support people) and I would like them to be present during labor and/or delivery.

I would like my other child/ren to be able to visit me and the baby in the hospital.

I would prefer that no students, interns, residents or non-essential personnel be present during my labor or the birth.

Other:

OBGYN NORTH

is the practice of:

Maansi Piparia

MD, FACOG

Rebecca Teng

MD, FACOG

Dr. Allie Evans headshot

Allie Evans

MD, FACOG

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