Obstetrics and Gynecology
Delivering Miracles and caring for their moms
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has been delivering babies for more than 134 years. We are the hospital of choice for those who desire a family-centered maternity experience with the added assurance of a specialized staff and advanced equipment for any special needs that may arise.
From the individualized care we provide for mother and baby, to the educational programs we offer expecting families, we offer a wide range of resources, services and special touches to celebrate your delivery, including:
Labor and delivery
The Mother-Child Services department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital provides quality care to pregnant women and their families throughout the birthing process. Our anesthesia providers are available 24 hours a day to provide epidural placement and other pain management, as needed. After you and your closest loved ones have welcomed your new baby in your private labor, delivery and recovery room, you will be transferred to your Mother-Child post-partum room. We encourage rooming in for you and your baby. Dads are encouraged to stay as well!
Welcoming the new arrival
A diverse team, including a childbirth educator, clinical resource nurse and certified car seat technician are available to you after the birth of your baby. Our maternity nurses are skilled at helping new moms learn how to breastfeed, and when extra help is needed, our lactation consultants can provide extra support. We smooth the transition to home with individualized instruction and a customized education program, including educational videos you can view in the privacy of your room.
Delivering Miracles Program — Let St. Elizabeth's Mother Child Center provide a personalized program for you and your new arrival. The Delivering Miracles Program offers:
• Individual Counseling Sessions
• Private facility tour
• Post-delivery support
Special Care Nursery
Should your child require intensive care, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has a board-certified neonatologist on staff. As a Level II Special Care nursery, we are equipped to care for infants as small as two pounds and who need breathing assistance.
Education classes — We offer a range of child preparation, birthing and breastfeeding classes to help you get ready for your new arrival. Click here to download the class schedule for 2013. Gift certificates for our classes are also available by calling 618-234-2120, ext. 2300.
Questions from home — Once you’re home, new questions often arise. So we have created a 24-hour dedicated phone line that you can call with questions for our lactation consultant or childbirth educator. Your call will be answered as soon as possible.
Baby photos — If you desire, we can post your baby’s pictures to the Our365 WebNursery®.
For more information, contact:
General questions concerning breastfeeding or general mom and baby care:
618-234-2120, ext. 1260
To register for classes: 618-234-2120, ext. 2300
A labor nurse: 618-234-2120, ext. 1254
Postpartum nurse: 618-234-2120, ext. 1260
Nursery nurse: 618-234-2120, ext. 1913