When you arrive, you'll be assessed to be sure you are in active labor. If so, you and your partner will be escorted to one of our childbirth suites where you will labor and deliver your baby. You can play your music, dim the lights, use a warm water labor tub, shower -- enjoy your experience. Our labor nurses will be there for you, to coach and provide as much, or as little, support as you desire.
Most women decide in advance whether to have an epidural, or to experience labor naturally without pain medication. Some women elect to see how labor is going before making their decision. Whichever you decide, our staff is here to help you achieve your birth preference.
If you choose to have an epidural, we will administer it when you’re ready. Our anesthesiologists and anesthetists are on-site and available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you chose to deliver without pain medication, we will support your decision. We do this because you and your baby are the center of our world.
For more information on the labor and delivery options available at Missouri Baptist, call (314) 996-LIFE (5433) or toll-free (800) 392-0936, or email us.