Whether you are delivering your baby, coming in for routine gynecological care or receiving treatment for pelvic floor disorders, Women’s and Children’s Hospital is here for you. Find family-focused health care backed by the only women’s and children’s hospital in Missouri.
As an academic health center, we are always looking forward to what's next in women’s health. That means you have access to the latest research, treatments and medical breakthroughs. We improve women’s health care today and train the women’s health professionals of tomorrow.
Personalized care for women
Our team gives you the quality of care you deserve. We take the time to help you understand your options so you can make an informed decision, whether you’re choosing among infertility treatments or deciding to have a medicated or non-medicated childbirth. We give you the information you need to decide which choice is best for you.
Whether you live nearby or drive to one of our clinics to see our women’s health specialists, we respect your time and do our best to streamline your care. We take pride in providing you with the best experience so that it’s easier to make your health a priority.
Get advanced care in our Baby-Friendly® Family Birth Center
At our Family Birth Center, moms and babies receive the highest quality of care. Our Baby-Friendly® designation means we provide the optimal level of care for mom and baby. Whether you’re interested in a natural delivery in one of our low-intervention rooms or are a woman with a high-risk pregnancy, we have a team of experts providing leading-edge care. Women in our communities receive care from experienced medical teams and certified nurse midwives.
MU Health Care Women’s and Children’s Hospital combines the latest medical equipment with nurturing care for you and your newborn. Our Baby-Friendly® hospital designation from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) proves our commitment to compassionate care for mothers and their babies. We have a written breastfeeding policy and encourage breastfeeding whenever possible. We train all health care staff in the skills necessary to help new mothers be successful if they choose to breast feed. Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are also supported in their decision. This leads to better outcomes and a less stressful time for families — both immediately after delivery and after the family returns home.
Women’s and Children’s Hospital has the only dedicated Low-Intervention Birth Program facilities, where the staff members are focused on making non-medicated deliveries possible. The program offers prenatal care and education, labor and delivery, as well as postpartum care with a low level of medical intervention. All MU Health Care obstetricians can provide low-intervention care, so you can stay with your current provider if you choose. With physicians, certified nurse midwives, doula support and specially designed labor suites, we create a place where women with low-risk pregnancies can have the best delivery experience possible.
If your baby does need special medical attention after birth, your baby will receive treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. We offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive neonatal intensive care services provided by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, including specially trained nurses, physicians, respiratory care practitioners, advanced practice nurses, social workers and pharmacists.
Each year, the neonatal transport team helps approximately 350 babies from other health care facilities get to the care they need at the MU Children's Hospital's NICU. The transport team consists of specially trained nurses and respiratory care practitioners whose main focus is transporting babies who weigh less than 15 pounds.
Gynecologic cancer treatment
Our gynecologic cancer specialists treat cancers of the female reproductive system with advanced technology that helps spare healthy tissue. Your specific treatment is tailored to your unique needs and situation.
We are the only place in mid-Missouri where our gynecologic cancer physicians directly manage their patients’ chemotherapy. This comprehensive care means you receive continuity of care from your gynecologic cancer specialist and you feel comfortable with nurses and staff that you know and trust.