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Childbirth Center

Childbirth Center St. Louis

At MoBap our goal is to make you feel like you are the only family in the hospital. So everything we do is driven by a personalized approach.

The Childbirth Center at MoBap offers support to each mother, baby and family throughout the maternity process in a quiet, comfortable environment, with personalized care from experienced labor nurses, a NICU and 24/7 on-site anesthesiologists.

For more information on the Childbirth Center at MoBap or to schedule an appointment, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

One Nurse For Mother and Baby

Our experienced labor nurses will guide you through the birth experience. We also believe that the best care comes when you and your baby share a nurse dedicated to you both!

Anesthesia Guided By Need, Not By Number

If you choose to have an epidural, you’ll find that we’re ready to make you comfortable as soon as you need it. And because there is always an anesthesiologist on-site in our department, you won’t have to wait in pain until that doctor arrives.

A Quiet and Comfortable Atmosphere

Take a tour of our department, and you’ll be struck by the peaceful atmosphere. Our mother-baby rooms have been designed to remind you and your family of home. With private bathrooms and partner sleeping arrangements, your family can form that very important bond with your new baby. Our “Dining On Call” menu and nourishment stations for mothers and their partners.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our NICU has been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses to care for premature babies as young as 28 weeks, high-risk newborns and multiple births with a staff of superior neonatologists from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Our Affiliation With St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Physicians

As a member of BJC HealthCare, we share an important connection with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. Our staff includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University neonatologists and pediatricians, who are available around the clock and attend all high-risk or complicated deliveries, providing superior, quality care.

For more information on the Childbirth Center at MoBap or to schedule an appointment, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

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Contact information

3015 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63131 - USA

To visit the Childbirth Center or for Tours and Grandparents and Sibling classes, park in the North Entry (Building D) garage under building or use valet service. For Childbirth, CPR, Babysitting and Infant Massage classes, park in the Main Garage and proceed to the Clinical Learning Institute, located on the fourth floor of the Main Garage.

Visit our MoBap Baby website to learn about childbirth and parenting classes, information about labor and deliver and tools like our birth plan, delivery planner and baby feeding log.

MoBap Baby website

Sarah & Andrew Navigate the NICU After Birth of Twin Boys

Sarah and Andrew Sapperstein were looking forward to being parents and were overjoyed and shocked to discover that they were having twins. As the months passed, Sarah's pregnancy was going smoothly, and they planned to welcome their babies by cesarean section (C-section) at 38 weeks.

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Kristina Finds Advice & Encouragement at MoBap’s Support Groups

At the top of Kristina Skinner’s to-do list when she was pregnant with her first baby was to learn about breastfeeding. In preparation for her new arrival, Kristina attended Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s breastfeeding class, where she learned the basics of breastfeeding and received information about pumping.Then as her due date approached, Kristina and her husband, Nathan, finished the nursery and eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child. “I felt prepared for delivery, breastfeeding and becoming a mom.”

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Midwife Kari Reiman talks with expectant mom Kelly Pettigrove

MoBap Midwifery Services Offer Childbirth Options

Today, many women are choosing to see certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) for pregnancy care. At Missouri Baptist Medical Center, midwives work within the hospital setting to provide care for women before, during and after birth.

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Preparing for Baby Classes and Support Groups

At MoBap, we believe that supporting healthy and happy babies begins with supporting their parents. That’s why we offer classes and support groups to guide new parents each step along the exciting path of parenthood.

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MoBap Mom and AFE Survivor Shares Story and Gives Back

First-time mothers are often nervous before their babies are born. Experienced mothers are a little more comfortable because they know what to expect. For Courtney Johnson, a 35-year-old from Chesterfield, she was an experienced mother but was nervous because she knew something wasn't right. 

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Did You Know?

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, many people wonder whether it's right for them. BJC HealthCare wants you to have the information you need to make the right decision for yourself and your loved ones.

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Update from the Dugout

Catch up with the Triple Triplets, first introduced when all nine babies were born at MoBap in 2016.

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Welcoming Twins During COVID-19

In December 2019, Molly Hurley and her husband, Ryan, found out they were expecting twin boys. As first-time parents, they looked forward to baby showers, attending Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s classes on childbirth and preparing for multiples, and celebrating their new arrivals with family and friends. But COVID-19 changed their plans.

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Support for New and Expanding Families

As part of Missouri Baptist Medical Center's ongoing commitment to provide resources to moms before, during and after birth, we have formed a variety of classes and support groups to help moms recover from childbirth and promote a healthy, happy time with their newborn.

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Team of Triplets are in a League of Their Own

Since we first welcomed the Trio of Triplets in 2016, MoBap's maternal-fetal medicine program has grown along with the team. Catch up with the toddlers and learn how we're expanding care for high-risk pregnancies in our community.

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Baby Nursing Stations Installed at Enterprise Center

A partnership between Missouri Baptist Medical Center and the St. Louis Blues provides a new option to nursing mothers.

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Employees and St. Louis Blue's Louie load diapers to deliver to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

MoBap donates 6,400 packs of diapers to St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

Although the “dirtiest job” in parenthood may be the diaper change, many take for granted the ability to grab a fresh diaper for every change. For 1 in 3 families in the St. Louis area, clean, fresh diapers are not always available.

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Count the Kicks

After experiencing the loss of a stillborn, labor and delivery nurse Miranda Coker champions the Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention campaign.

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Top Care for the Tiniest Patients

When babies are admitted to Missouri Baptist NICU, families benefit from a special collaboration between MoBap and the leading experts in premature and high-risk birth from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country.

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Cindy Weishaar, nurse manager of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), explains the differences between the new Panda Warmer (left) and an older style warmer.

Safe & Warm

In 2018, the Champions purchased four new radiant warmers for our tiniest patients in Labor & Delivery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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A Team of Toddlers

When new moms look for advice on parenting their newborns, these three moms of multiples are in a league of their own.

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Eat Right for You, and Baby, too!

When you're pregnant, eating right is important for you and your developing baby.

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Newborn Health Screenings for Your Baby

Nearly all babies will have a simple blood test to check for disorders that are not apparent immediately after delivery. Some of these disorders are genetic, metabolic, blood, or hormone-related. Each state in the United States requires screening tests, but the specific tests performed vary among the states. Some disorders are more common in some states, making testing more important.

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Finding a Pediatrician

When choosing a pediatrician, you may want to consider the pediatrician's training and experience, as well as the office location, hours, and routines. We recommend that you meet with your pediatrician prior to your baby’s birth, so you can ask any questions and become more familiar with the practice and staff.

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Newborn Care: The First Six Weeks

Once you arrive home with your baby, it’s normal to feel a little bit overwhelmed. But just because you are no longer surrounded by nurses and hospital services, doesn’t mean that you’re alone. We encourage you to call us when you have questions, and to take advantage of our Mom’s MoBap Morning support group and other infant care services.

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