Mercy Birthplace - South

Childbirth
10010 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

Main Entrance: Hospital main entrance Note: Main Entrance is closed from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. During those hours, please use the Emergency Department entrance.


Phone: (314) 525-1020
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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 specially trained health care professionals care for you in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our nurses monitor your labor progress while providing high-touch and high-tech care as needed. All of our nurses are trained to provide labor support and comfort techniques during labor and birth. The safety of mom and baby is our first priority. Anesthesiologists and certified nurse anesthetists provide 24/7 pain management tailored to meet your individual needs.

Mercy Birthplace South’s new, state-of-the-art suites for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum needs opened December 2021. Half of the fourth floor of the main hospital tower at Mercy South was gutted and rebuilt to create 15 new LDRP suites. Each spacious suite is larger than previous labor and delivery rooms and is designed to provide a comfortable space for a family’s entire stay from arrival to discharge. The project was funded by a $17 million donation from the Boniface Foundation.

Additional Amenities in Our Labor & Birth Suites:

  • Fifteen private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms, allowing you to stay in one room throughout your entire stay; two rooms include soaking bathtubs
  • Wireless, waterproof fetal monitors allow you to walk and shower during labor while still monitoring your contractions and your baby’s heart rate
  • Birth balls and balance bars to enhance your labor progress
  • A generous 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
  • Room service helps you plan meals around your baby’s feeding schedule
  • Breastfeeding support is provided by your Mother/Baby nurse, and lactation consultants are available seven days a week when extra help is needed, even after discharge
  • Complementary HALO® sleep sacks are provided to all babies, to support a safe sleep environment

Mercy Birthplace South - New Renovations

Learn more about the newly-renovated labor and delivery unit at Mercy Hospital South.

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.