You wait months for your baby’s arrival. Mercy helps you make the most of your special moment. Our labor and birth suites feature warm, tasteful furnishings, a soothing décor and special comforts to help create a home-like birth experience. For your peace of mind and baby’s safety, your suite is just steps from St. Louis County’s most advanced Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Our spacious labor and birth suites offer:
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For parents-to-be who’d like a spontaneous, un-medicated birth, we offer two updated, low-intervention suites. Similar to the Mercy Birthing Center environment, these dedicated rooms feature a queen size bed with hotel-inspired linens, and extra room to move about during labor. Patients considering this program are encouraged to attend Natural Birth Preparation childbirth classes.
After delivery, your new family will move to a recently renovated room where you can recover and get to know your baby.
We’ll be there, too, to answer questions and offer tips on newborn care, like how to bathe or swaddle your baby. Certified lactation consultants are available to help you and your little one establish a good foundation for breastfeeding. Most moms choose to have their baby in their room throughout their visit. That way, your baby is always close by.
Your recovery room is designed for comfort with:
Congratulations! We’re honored to share this important time with you. Our childbirth classes in St. Louis are here to give you the knowledge and confidence you need before, during and after your baby’s birth.
Explore care & development classes for your newborn or toddler.
Hello Baby! Newborn Care Basics - Join us on a Saturday or Sunday for a fun and interactive class to prepare expectant parents for the first few months of caring for their baby.
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Mercy St. Louis provides a variety of class offerings for expecting parents, including preparation for labor and birth.
Labor & Birth Preparation Express - This class is offered for expectant parents with busy schedules. Join us on a Saturday or Sunday for a shortened version of our labor and birth preparation class with less time spent practicing labor support techniques.
Labor & Birth Preparation Online e-Class - Perfect alternative for busy couples and moms on pregnancy bed rest. Registration includes eight weeks of access to self-learning modules customized for women giving birth at Mercy.
VIRTUAL Natural Birth Preparation Five-week Series - This class is essential for expectant couples who desire a low intervention birth without the use of epidural anesthesia. Women and their birth partners will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to have a natural birth. Each class includes focused practice time to learn natural pain relief techniques and comfort measures.
VIRTUAL Cesarean Birth Preparation - Expectant couples learn how to prepare and what to expect during a planned cesarean birth and postpartum recovery. A tour of the labor and birth peri-operative unit is included.
Labor & Birth, Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Package Six-week Series - This program combines our three most popular classes for first-time expectant parents into a convenient six-week series.
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Mercy Birthplace in St. Louis provides breastfeeding classes for expectant and nursing mothers.
Breastfeeding Basics: A Successful Start - This two-and-a-half-hour class is packed with valuable information and strategies for a successful start to breastfeeding in the first few days and weeks after the baby’s birth.
Breastfeeding with Confidence Group - This popular breastfeeding support group is offered weekly in several locations, including Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Mid Rivers and South County. Nursing mothers with their babies receive support and tips for successful breastfeeding from a registered nurse with specialized lactation training.
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VIRTUAL Grandparenting Today - Wow how things have changed! Learn important updates about labor and birth, what’s new in baby care and making the most of your special role as a grandparent. This three-hour class includes a virtual tour of our maternity center in St. Louis.
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Mercy’s prenatal nurse navigators are here to help you throughout your motherhood journey.
Becoming a mom is both an exciting and overwhelming time. As mothers themselves, the navigators understand the joys, anxieties, issues and challenges you may be facing as a first-time mom. Our team is here to help you navigate through questions and decisions you may have during pregnancy and the first months of life as a new mom.
Your navigator will provide personalized recommendations and support, building a lasting relationship with you throughout your journey.
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