Welcome to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. For soon-to-be-new moms, this is the path you will take when you are in labor. Instead of visiting our emergency department, please go straight to our Pregnancy Assessment Center. To get there, you should ask to be dropped off at the south campus entrance, and park in the south garage. When you walk across the bridge from the garage, you will be in the hospital's main lobby. Take the Central Elevators to the 5th floor and the Pregnancy Assessment Center. Your visitors can also wait for your new arrival on the 5th floor waiting room near the fish tank.
This is what the 5th floor looks like when you arrive on the elevator. Follow the signs to the Pregnancy Assessment Center if you are in labor or Labor and Delivery if you are visiting someone in labor.
This is an example of one of our private Labor and Delivery rooms. Here you will have access to different types of water therapy, a birthing bar or ball and care by our compassionate care team.
Our private birthing suites include:
- Cable television and free wireless Internet access
- 24/7 visitation with family and friends
- Comfortable sleeper recliners
Our board certified, in-house anesthesiologists are available 24-hours a day to ensure you have access to anesthesia during labor or should an emergency C-section become necessary. Our anesthesiologists can provide you with effective pain relief that is safe for you and your baby while you remain awake.
Your baby will remain in this room with you and you can relax with your new bundle of joy for the few hours of his or her life together, bonding and getting to know one another.