Welcome and thank you for visiting SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, part of SSM Health Women’s Health. Our doctors, midwives 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. Mary’s Hospital, home to The Family Birthplace - the most innovative high-risk obstetrics program in St. Louis. 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. SSM Health St. Mary’s is also the headquarters for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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.
Upon your arrival to The Family Birthplace at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, you will be greeted by our compassionate team of nurses. Our team of experienced and caring nurses continually monitor the progress of mom and baby throughout the labor and delivery process.
The Women’s Evaluation Unit at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital provides comfort, convenience and care for moms-to-be in a spa-like environment. This unit 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. Mary’s Hospital.
The Maternal & Fetal Care Center, a service of SSM Health Women’s Health and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, is also a training center for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Obstetrics Residency program and Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program.
Having a baby is an exciting, miraculous journey of love! Our private labor and delivery rooms 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.
After your baby is born and you've had time to recover, you'll move to a comfortable, spa-like private room. We practice mom/baby rooming-in, which is a healthy choice for families as it lets you 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.
For babies with health concerns, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit specializes in care for mothers and babies before and after birth. At SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, newborns that need extra care receive advanced, intensive care around-the-clock by a team of NICU nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and SLUCare Physician Group Neonatologists.
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), our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and specialists are available 24/7 to provide the highest level of care for the most complex diagnoses.