Welcome and thank you for visiting SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, part of SSM Health Women’s Health. Our doctors and nurses are regarded as some of the leading maternity experts in the country. SSM Health Women’s Health has multiple locations, each dedicated to serving the needs of mothers, newborns and their families.
Welcome to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, home to The Family Birthplace. The goal of The Family Birthplace is to help bring a healthy baby into the world and make the experience as special, memorable and safe as possible.
Grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles – your baby has so many special people to meet! We keep them close and comfortable in our family waiting room, with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s and space for relaxing. We also offer 24-hour visitor access with the patient’s consent.
The Women’s Evaluation Unit at SSM Health St. Clare provides comfort, convenience and care for moms-to-be. This is a pre-admission area for pregnant women and allows those in an emergency situation or with sudden concerns about their pregnancy to bypass the traditional emergency room and receive immediate care from obstetric physicians.
If your OB physician determines you and your baby are in need of a higher level of care during your pregnancy, SSM Health and the SLUCare Physician Group offer expertise in high-risk care for maternal and fetal conditions. The team is led by physicians and nurse practitioners and consist of highly-skilled and experienced nurses, Fetal Evaluation Ultrasound Team, Genetic Counselors and Diabetes Educators in our Maternal & Fetal Care Center at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital.
Having a baby is an exciting, miraculous journey of love! Our private labor and delivery suites offer all the amenities of home for you and your loved ones. This room is where you and your baby will spend your first moments together, bonding skin-to-skin. Our team of experienced doctors and nurses are with mothers every step of the way.
We practice mom/baby rooming to promote mom/baby bonding. This allows you to care for your new baby while our nurses are close by to help when needed. This will help you feel more comfortable taking care of your baby once you go home.
Our new, state-of-the-art operating rooms are available for moms for whom a Cesarean birth is necessary.
For babies with health concerns, our Special Care Nursery specializes in care for mothers and babies before and after birth. At SSM Health St. Clare, newborns that need extra care receive around-the-clock care by a team of nurses and doctors.
Our connection to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital gives you access to leading pediatric specialists around-the-clock should your baby need it. As a Level IV NICU (the highest level of designation), the doctors, nurses and specialists at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon are available 24/7 to provide the highest level of care for the most complex diagnoses.