Labor and Delivery
Support for your customized birth plan
Doctor or midwife. Natural or epidural. Traditional or water birth. Today’s new moms have many options for their pregnancy care and delivery, and at Mercy Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital, we support your choices and help you to create your custom birth plan.
Preparing for labor and delivery
You’ve heard the stories. Now it’s time to create your own. Your labor plan begins by talking openly with your doctor or midwife about your wishes and concerns. Each time you come to our offices for prenatal care, we’re here to listen, advise, and ease your worries about your upcoming labor experience. And when the day comes to finally meet your baby face to face, our caring labor and delivery team will be with you every step of the way—to guide you, comfort you, and cheer you on.
For a list of our many childbirth education classes, click here.
For information on water birth—a natural, soothing option for labor and delivery—click here.
Tour our facilities
We know childbirth can be overwhelming. When you deliver your baby in our hospitals, we want you to feel at home. That’s why every detail of our private birthing rooms is designed to make you feel as comfortable as possible, from the memory-foam mattress to the flat-screen TV. Best of all, our highly skilled and compassionate doctors, midwives and nurses work round the clock to tend to your every need.
Expectant parents are invited to tour our modern BirthPlace facilities at Mercy Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital. Click here to see a schedule of upcoming tours and to register.
Or click here to view a virtual tour of the newly renovated St. Elizabeth Hospital BirthPlace unit and postpartum rooms.