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Maternity at Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon

Preparing for your baby and the changes he or she will bring is a big part of your pregnancy. There are times of excitement and times of overwhelming emotion. From family planning to ensuring a successful delivery, we take care of your pregnancy every step of the way at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mount Vernon.

Birthing Suite Amenities

With board-certified, high-skilled OB/GYN physicians, as well as specially trained nurses, our all-private labor and delivery rooms are warm and homelike, yet supported by the immediate availability of the latest technology. When laboring moms need help managing pain, our 24/7 team of anesthesiologists is there.

To help new families get to know each other, babies room 24 hours a day with the parents in mom’s private room.  Our experienced nurses also offer education on all areas of mom/baby care and answer all your questions about the care of you and your baby. All nurses are trained in breastfeeding and are ready to help with tips and techniques.

Your care team includes highly skilled & experienced maternity specialists:

  • Board-certified obstetricians
  • Pediatricians with neonatology training
  • Anesthesiologists specializing in obstetrics
  • Specially trained labor and delivery nurses
  • Neonatal nurses to care for newborns
  • Certified lactation counselors

Telehealth for High-Risk Pregnancy

Your pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, but sometimes a pregnancy requires a little extra care. In fact, 10% to 20% of pregnancies in the United States are high-risk and require extra treatment. You may find yourself in the high-risk category if one or more complications during your pregnancy put you, your baby or both of you at risk for an illness, a birth defect or another medical condition.

SSM Health in Illinois uses state-of-the art telehealth technology to connect you with maternal-fetal medicine specialists​ at our sister hospital, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis. Instead of waiting for an appointment and traveling to a large city, women can be given Level II sonogram interpretations and consultations from maternal-fetal medicine specialists using telemedicine.

The experience is very similar to a face-to-face appointment. When a woman is having an ultrasound, for example, both the woman and the specialist in St. Louis watch the image at the same time.

St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis has 10 maternal-fetal specialists who routinely provide consultations to women in Southern Illinois. Doctors who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine often work with regular obstetricians, perform procedures and tests on the baby during pregnancy, and provide care for women with high-risk pregnancies.

For more information, call 618-242-4600.

Education Classes

To best prepare you and your family for the arrival a new baby, we recommend that you participate in at least some of the childbirth, parenting or infant care classes we offer. Support groups from breastfeeding to bereavement are also available. Some of these classes include:

  • Childbirth classes
  • Breastfeeding classes
  • Infant feeding classes
  • Car seat safety classes
  • Sibling classes
  • Family and friends CPR

Take the next step to prepare for your little one’s arrival and register for a class today.

Whether you’re expecting, or trying to conceive, trust the team at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mount Vernon. We’ll partner with you on this exciting new chapter in your life. Find the nearest OB/GYN today and get started.

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