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LABOR & DELIVERY ROOMS

Our birthing suites are where you will have one of the most memorable experiences of your life. At the Women & Infants Center, our labor and delivery team will do everything possible to ensure that you are comfortable and prepared for your baby’s birth.

The new Women & Infants Center facility, located in two adjoining towers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is one of the largest and most modern in the region. A bridge connects the two buildings, making it easy for moms to visit their babies should they require special care in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Where to Go and How to Check In

If you suspect you’re in labor, go straight to the Women & Infants Center Women’s Assessment Center on the 5th floor of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Parkview Tower, open 24 hours a day. You can get directions and maps to plan your visit. If possible, you should call your doctor before coming to the hospital.

Birthing Suites and Mother-Baby Rooms

We want you and your family to feel at home before, during and after your baby’s birth. We designed our maternity rooms and suites with you in mind. Our modern facility offers:

  • Private antepartum rooms: Antepartum (before delivery) rooms are for moms who need bed rest before giving birth and close medical supervision for either mom or baby.
  • Private birthing suites: You’ll go through labor, delivery and recovery all in one room, in one of our private suites.
  • Rooms equipped for cesarean sections: If you need or choose to have a C-section, we have operating rooms set up for either emergency or planned C-section deliveries.
  • Mother-baby rooms: Mother-baby rooms are where you’ll go after delivery until you are ready to go home with your newborn.

Private birthing suites: Amenities and more

You will go through labor and delivery in a specially-designed birthing suite, then spend time bonding with your newborn and recovering. Our luxurious private birthing suites include:

  • Comfortable sleeper recliners and sofa beds for family members
  • Bathroom with full-size shower
  • Complimentary snack station
  • 48-inch HD TV with cable television access, with a bedside tablet and remote system that offers movies on demand, educational materials, a menu to order food service from our cafeteria, and information about your care team
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Labor tubs (available in select rooms)
  • Labor bars and birthing balls

We also have a family area for visitors to rest, make phone calls or enjoy a cup of coffee.

Mother-baby rooms

After delivery, you and your newborn will spend quality time bonding and resting before you leave the hospital for home in our comfortable mother-baby rooms. These private rooms include:

  • Comfortable sleeper recliners and sofa beds for family members
  • Bathroom with full-size shower
  • Baby wash sink specially designed for newborns
  • Complimentary snack station
  • 48-inch HD TV with cable television access, with a bedside tablet and remote system that offers movies on demand, educational materials, a menu to order food service from our cafeteria, and information about your care team
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access to the maternity rooftop garden, with views of nearby Forest Park
  • Access to the family accommodation room on the second floor of the Parkview Tower building, with complimentary laundry facilities, showers, recliner sleeping chairs, a kitchenette, TV and work stations

Specialized Care

Our experienced medical team is prepared for every type of delivery, even the most complicated and high-risk situations. If your newborn requires any kind of special care, our Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is just steps from labor and delivery. This connection makes it easy to move your newborn for specialized care and easy for you and your family to visit.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with a Washington University obstetrician at the Women & Infants Center, call [Dynamic_Phone_Number].