Vaginal Delivery

Vaginal Delivery at the Childbirth Center

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.

Birth Options

We believe your birthing experience should be personal and tailored to your needs and the needs of your baby. At Missouri Baptist, we strive to fulfill your special requests and offer a variety of birthing options and various features to assist you throughout your labor and delivery, including:

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.