Childbirth

What could be better than welcoming a new child into the world? Our labor and delivery services and childbirth centers allow you and your family to fully embrace the experience in warm surroundings. We do it for nearly 20,000 babies each year at Mercy, with a focus on personalized and responsive care for every family. Mercy works closely with moms and families to make it happen.

Prenatal Care

Mercy’s leading OB/GYN physicians provide regular screenings and checkups for you and your little one. We’ll discuss your medical history and address any questions or concerns you may have. Our prenatal care includes a wide range of classes such as breastfeeding classes, childbirth preparation and infant care. With our comprehensive and coordinated approach, you'll always get the information and support you need.

Labor and Delivery

Our family-focused childbirth centers have spacious, private labor/delivery rooms designed to provide a comfortable, medically safe and supportive birthing environment. From the moment you arrive, Mercy's experienced RNs monitor your progress while delivering high-touch and high-tech care. Should you require any additional specialists, Mercy coordinates the care you need so you and your baby get off to the best start.

Postpartum

Moms receive postpartum care in comfortable, private rooms. You will have the choice of being with your baby 24 hours a day, or using our safe and secure nursery whenever you like. When it comes time to feed your baby, trained nurses are ready to assist you.

Find an OB/GYN

Doctors all about you... and your health.

Download a Pregnancy Guide

Get a birth experience guide that provides information you need.

Register for Prenatal Class

Let us teach you ways to help prepare for your new arrival.

Customize a Birth Plan

Clarify your wants and needs as you plan the birth of your child.

Find a Pediatrician or a Specialist

Children's doctors for boo-boos or the big stuff.

Each birth is unique, every baby a miracle.

Whether you're expecting a child or considering having a baby, we'll be there from the beginning, and stay with you as your baby grows. We deliver nearly 800 babies a year at Mercy Childbirth Center - Washington and offer a full range of childbirth services:

  • Infertility and genetic counseling
  • Birthing services
  • Prenatal care
  • Special technology to introduce your baby to family members who can't visit in person

Our suites include birthing beds, a large mirror for moms who want to watch the birth and advanced monitoring. The childbirth area also includes six postpartum rooms and two triage rooms for outpatients.

Locations Nearby

Mercy Childbirth Center - Washington

  • 901 E. Fifth Street
    Washington, MO 63090
  • (636) 239-8500
  • Hours of Operations:
    Open daily 24 hours.
3.9 Miles

Mercy Birthing Center - St. Louis

  • 615 S. New Ballas Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • (314) 251-7955
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
34 Miles

Mercy Hospital Lebanon

  • 100 Hospital Drive
    Lebanon, MO 65536
  • (417) 533-6100
  • Hours of Operations:
    Open daily 24 hours.
105 Miles

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