Childbirth

If you are expecting -and particularly if this is your first child – you’re likely feeling a mix of emotions: excitement, joy, gratitude, and maybe a touch of anxiety. After all, this is a life-changing moment, and you want only the best for your baby.

Rest assured that Mercy will be there every step of the way, caring for you throughout childbirth and helping you with the knowledge and skills you need to give your little one the healthiest start possible.

At Mercy, we consider it a privilege to be a part of this special time. Our labor and delivery services and childbirth centers let you and your family fully embrace this amazing experience in warm, comfortable surroundings.

We never forget that every mother and newborn is unique and special. Our personalized and compassionate childbirth support will wrap love and care around you and your entire family.

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Your Birth Plan

Your baby’s birth is an amazing experience. By creating a birth plan, you can help shape that experience to meet your needs and preferences. A birth plan is a written guide that outlines your labor and delivery preferences, such as the type of delivery you want and pain management options like epidural anesthesia or natural birth. You can also include who may be present at the birth, what kind of music is playing during delivery, and more. Your Mercy delivery team will make every effort to accommodate your plan.

Labor and Delivery

Our spacious, private labor/delivery rooms provide a comfortable, medically safe and supportive birthing environment. From the moment you arrive, Mercy's experienced registered nurses monitor your progress while delivering high-touch, high-tech care in soothing surroundings. Whether you have a vaginal birthCesarean section or vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC), we’ll be there to support you. Should you require any specialists during labor or delivery, we’ll coordinate your care and make sure you’re in expert hands.

Your baby’s birth is the start of a remarkable chapter in your life. We are pleased to be sharing this experience with you and caring for you and your newborn.

Each birth is unique, every baby a miracle.

  • Our Level III NICU offers the most advanced pediatric care for infants who arrive prematurely or with critical medical needs.
  • Our care for children continues at Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis, where more than 125 pediatric specialists treat kids for all kinds of concerns – from allergies and autism to cardiology and even cancer.
  • We keep you connected to your child’s doctor through MyMercy, our free online health management tool. Make appointments, view test results, access your child’s health record and more – anytime.

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Locations Nearby

Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care - 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.
9.5 Miles

Mercy Birthplace - St. Louis

  • 615 S. New Ballas Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • (314) 251-6092
  • Hours of Operations:
    Open daily 24 hours
9.5 Miles

Mercy Hospital Jefferson

  • 1400 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 933-1000
  • Hours of Operations:
    Open daily 24 hours.
24.7 Miles

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