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SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Maternity at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Your Miracle. Our Mission.

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake St. Louis is the leading provider of maternity services in St. Charles County through expert prenatal, delivery and postpartum care in one convenient location. In 2019, our Labor and Delivery department received the Healthgrades' Patient Safety Excellence Award and has a four-star rating with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With sophisticated on-site resources like our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department and Level II Nursery, those with high-risk pregnancies can rest assured that they will receive the care needed, along with their baby.

SSM Health supports many options for childbirth. We always keep your wishes and plans in mind first and will always work with your personal and family goals should the situation remain safe to do so.

Specialized Care & Offerings

  • An anesthesiologist and in-house obstetrician is on-site at all times.
  • For non-medicated births, or "natural" births, we offer techniques to make you as comfortable as possible through the birth. Doulas are always welcome at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis!
  • Dedicated surgical suite on the same floor if a Cesarean section (C-section) is necessary
  • For mothers with a previous C-section, we can perform Vaginal Births After Cesarean section (VBACs) if you and your doctor determine it is appropriate and safe.
  • Continuous fetal monitoring
  • Regular and advanced Level II ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • External cephalic version (a procedure to try and turn the baby if it’s in breech or ‘feet first’ position)
  • Pediatricians from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital are available 24/7 to assist your obstetrician
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists on-site from Saint Louis University are available 24/7 to care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies
  • Level II Special Care Nursery supported by neonatologists from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for babies born at 32 weeks gestation or greater
  • In our fresh, comfortable setting, we provide personal one-on-one attention for Mother and Baby that includes care and instruction from highly trained nurses.
  • All phases of childbirth — labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum — take place in the same specially designed private suite. A quiet, private room offers a peaceful environment, which allows you to bond with your newest family member and get plenty of rest.
  • After delivery, your baby is bathed at your bedside and will remain in your room for the duration of your stay. This allows important mother-baby bonding as you get to know each other. If you need a rest, your baby can be looked after in the nursery.
  • Our mother-baby suites are carefully designed to promote safety and a faster recovery. Your medication is bar-coded and stored in your suite for efficiency and safety. An in-room computer securely stores medical records for real-time physician and care team updates.

Virtual and guided tours* of our hospitals are available. These visits are a wonderful opportunity to learn about everything we offer moms and babies and ask any questions about labor and delivery and postpartum care. To sign up for a tour, call us toll-free at 866-SSM-DOCS (866-776-3627).

*COVID-19 restrictions may require us to only offer virtual tours for a period of time. Please call to learn more.

From birthing classes to sibling classes and everything in between, SSM Health has you covered on things you need to know to prepare for baby. Sign up for a class now.

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