Mercy Birthplace - South

10010 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Services are provided by Mercy Hospital South Learn more »
Hours of Operation:
Open daily 24 hours
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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.

Labor and Delivery Unit

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:

  • Twelve Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum rooms that allow you to stay in one room throughout your entire stay.
  • Wireless, waterproof fetal monitors that allow moms to walk, shower, and even bathe during labor while still monitoring their contractions and baby’s heart rate.
  • Birth balls and balance bars to enhance mom’s labor progress.
  • A fold-out couch for your birth partner.
  • Flat-screen TVs with an auxiliary jack for MP3 players and other electronic devices.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Nearby waiting areas, designed with families in mind.
  • Private peri-operative rooms for cesarean birth preparation and recovery.
  • Room service meals help you plan eating around your baby’s feeding schedule.
  • Breastfeeding support provided by your Mother Baby nurse and lactation consultants when needed. Our lactation consultants are on-site seven days a week, and outpatient lactation consults are also available after you and your baby are discharged.

Level II NICU

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.

Maternal and Fetal Health Center 

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:

  • 4D diagnostic ultrasound
  • Diabetes management
  • Non-stress tests
  • Genetic counseling
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal echocardiogram

Sleep Safety

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.

Register for a Maternity Class

Classes for before, during and after your baby’s birth.

Explore Pregnancy, Newborn Videos

Learn about childbirth, breastfeeding, baby care and more.

Download a Birth Experience Guide

Get helpful information on the labor and birth process.

Download Our Baby-on-the-Way Guide

Get ready for your new arrival.