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Starting to plan for a family or already pregnant? Mercy Birthplace – South offers a full array of services for women and families considering pregnancy or preparing for the birth of a child. From natural family planning to childbirth classes and specialized services for high-risk pregnancies, we offer the skilled, compassionate care you want and the information you need.
When it’s time to give birth, your physician and a team of specialty-trained health care professionals will care for you in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our caregivers provide personalized, individual care for you and your baby. Unit amenities include:
Classes for before, during and after your baby’s birth.
View the same Newborn Channel programs offered at Mercy locations.
Many expectant parents find comfort in knowing that if needed, Mercy Birthplace - South has a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ready to address any newborn-related health concerns. The NICU, which is just down the hall from the Labor and Delivery Unit, is staffed by Mercy neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatologists.
Just steps away from our Labor and Delivery Unit, our Maternal and Fetal Health Center offers the latest technology and advanced care to women who have high-risk conditions or complications during pregnancy.
The Maternal and Fetal Health Center is staffed by board-certified maternal-fetal specialists (also known as perinatologists), who work together with your obstetrician to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth. Services offered include:
Mercy Birthplace - South is a nationally certified Safe Sleep Hospital. We are committed to educating new parents and caregivers about safe sleep habits. We’ll also send you home with a complimentary Halo® Sleep Sack for your baby. The Sleep Sack should be used instead of any blankets or bedding in your baby’s crib to ensure safe sleep.
In order to better serve the needs of families, Mercy Hospital South is rebuilding its entire labor and delivery unit. The improvements will include larger patient rooms, the latest technology and greater access to newborn services. Construction is currently underway on an approximately $17 million project, which is funded by the Boniface Foundation.
Phase one in this 36,700-square-foot project includes a new entry space that greets everyone as the elevator doors open. Phase two will transform the east wing of the 4th floor, commonly referred to as postpartum, to create 15 Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) suites. These suites will be larger, providing a more comfortable space for a family’s entire stay. Two of the suites will have tubs, and the unit will also support low intervention births as well as moderate risk births. The new LDRP suites are scheduled to be open and serve families by the end of 2021.
Upon completion of phase two, construction crews will rebuild the west wing of the 4th floor, commonly referred to as labor and delivery. This side of the birthplace will include four flex rooms, three triage rooms, operating suites and a level two NICU with 24/7 Mercy Kids staffing. This phase of the project is scheduled for completion near the end of 2022.
Finally, the renovated east and west wings will be architecturally connected to the entry way, completing the entire project in early 2023
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
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