Pregnancy FAQs

Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare with these pregnancy FAQs.

What’s happening during my pregnancy?

Find out how your baby is growing month by month with our interactive Pregnancy Experience Guide and our Healthy Pregnancy Guide.

When should I call my doctor?

Call your physician immediately if:

  • Vaginal bleeding occurs
  • Your water breaks
  • You have six or more contractions per hour before 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • There is a major change in the baby's movement
  • Any of your body signals are of concern to you.

How should I prepare for my baby’s birth at Mercy?

I’m having a cesarean section. What should I do to prepare?

There are special classes and instructions for women who are having a planned cesarean birth. Download our preparation guide now.

Where should I go when I arrive at the hospital?

Do not use the emergency entrance. Go to the hospital's Main Entrance and enter through the front doors. Check in at the Maternity Welcome Center immediately to your right. We have two-hour parking spots reserved for Maternity Welcome Center guests in the Main Parking Garage next to the Main Entrance.

For answers to more pregnancy FAQs, call 314-251-1397.