Mercy Birthplace - Springfield

1235 E. Cherokee Street
Springfield, MO 65804

Phone: (417) 820-2352
Fax: (417) 820-7859
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Birthing Center in Springfield, MO

Mercy Birthplace is Springfield's birthplace of choice for growing families. Welcoming your baby into the world is one of life’s unique joys. At Mercy Birthplace in Springfield, MO, we’re proud to share your memorable day by helping make your childbirth experience the best. 

Mercy provides family-centered mother-baby services that address the needs of mothers, babies, and their families. This approach promotes family bonding while helping new moms and dads perfect their parenting skills. At Mercy Birthplace in Springfield, MO, you'll experience a personalized birthing experience with private labor, delivery, and recovery rooms.

From early pregnancy to the days, weeks, and months following the birth of your baby, Mercy is here to help every step of the way with southwest Missouri's best mother-and-baby care. When you choose Mercy for the birth of your baby, you’ll appreciate the expertise of our multidisciplinary medical team and the reassurance of our Springfield level III NICU for those unexpected complications.

Mercy recognizes that many women seek a low-intervention childbirth experience with midwives. As a result, we opened the Mercy Midwifery Service, the Springfield area's first in-hospital low-risk birthing service managed by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs).


The low-intervention rooms are on the hospital's fifth floor, around the corner from Labor and Delivery. The two low-risk birthing suites are decorated to create a calming ambiance resembling bedrooms in your home. Each suite has a queen-size bed, showers, and oversized tubs for labor. 


The CNMs also attend labor and birth in the traditional Labor and Delivery unit for VBACs, women who need or want an epidural, or patients who must be collaboratively managed with an OB/GYN for higher-risk issues.


Mercy Clinic Midwifery - Smith Glynn Callaway - Suite 240, located at 3231 South National Suite 240 in the Smith Glynn Callaway building, provides prenatal, lactation, well-woman, postpartum, and well-baby care for complete care with the midwives. We also have a physician on staff and an OB/GYN hospitalist on call for collaboration, consultation, and referral.

Mercy’s Family Resource Center provides resources, education, and support to keep all families healthy and happy.  Whether you're planning on delivering a baby at Mercy or have needs for your growing family, we can help. The Family Resource Center in Springfield, MO provides:

Breastfeeding Class

This class provides information about the importance of breastfeeding, preparation, feeding options, positioning techniques for you and your baby, and tips on hand expression, collecting and storing milk, and breastfeeding after returning to work.

Childbirth Preparation Course

This class provides information about labor and birth, comfort techniques for labor, pain management options, medical procedures, and cesarean delivery.

Women & Children's Live Tour

On the Family-Centered Birthplace Tour, you will see what we’re doing to make your birth experience as safe, comfortable, and memorable as possible and learn what to expect on your big day. Our staff can answer all your questions about delivery at our hospital on this tour.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Services

Our registered lactation consultants offer a prenatal consult to prepare you for breastfeeding success. All breastfeeding consults are in private, comfortable rooms. International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants are available by appointment only. Your appointment covers:

  • Breast and nipple exam
  • Review of breastfeeding techniques and positioning
  • Custom flange fitting
  • Bra fitting
  • Breast pump and accessories education
  • Questions regarding the history of breast surgery
  • Hand expression and halakha education

Postnatal Breastfeeding Services

Do you have questions or need help breastfeeding after taking your baby home? You can call on the outpatient lactation services at Mercy Family Resource Center. Our registered lactation consultants offer hands-on assistance, breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies instruction, and a postnatal consult. All breastfeeding consults are in private, comfortable rooms. Lactation consultants are available by appointment only. Our services include:

  • Outpatient consultations for breastfeeding problems
  • Solutions to low weight gain, sore nipples, or low milk supply
  • Education on breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies, tubing, and parts
  • A variety of breast shields are available, plus customized breast pump flange fitting
  • Return to work and workplace consultations
  • Baby weight checks
  • Bra fittings by a certified expert


To learn more or schedule your consult appointment in Springfield, call the Family Resource Center at 417.820.2327 or register online here.

Super Siblings and Parent Class

What’s it like for your son when he becomes a big brother? And how can you help your daughter be the best big sister she can be?

A new baby changes everything for every family member — including the kid who’s now (or soon will be) an older sibling. Mercy’s Super Siblings class helps parents and big siblings-to-be adjust to the new reality.

Taught by experienced child life specialists, classes cover:

  • Holding new babies with adult supervision
  • Safety with toys
  • How to get your needs met in a positive way
  • And for parents, how to see this big change from your child’s perspective

Classes for siblings only. Open to children 3-10 years old. Class length varies depending on number of participants and participation levels. One parent required, both parents strongly encouraged. Light snacks provided.

Sign up here.