Whether you are delivering your baby, coming in for routine gynecological care or receiving treatment for pelvic floor disorders or infertility, 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 Women's Health Care
Our women’s health 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. Also, our emergency room has an "OB Triage Unit" dedicated to pregnant patients. We respect your time and do our best to streamline your care.
Our Baby-Friendly® Family Birth Center
Women’s and Children’s Hospital has earned a Baby-Friendly® designation, proving our commitment to providing compassionate, leading-edge care to women and babies.
At our Family Birth Center, our physicians, certified nurse midwives, doulas and specially designed labor suites create an environment where women with low-risk pregnancies can have the best delivery experience possible.
We are the only hospital in the region that offers a Low-Intervention Birth Program, where staff members are focused on making non-medicated deliveries possible. This 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.
We also offer an innovative prenatal care program called CenteringPregnancy, which brings together women in their second trimesters for sessions of group prenatal care and learning.
Women’s and Children’s Hospital has a written breastfeeding policy and encourages breastfeeding whenever possible. We offer lactation consultant services and train all health care staff in the skills necessary to help new mothers be successful if they choose to breastfeed. Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are also supported in their decision.
If your baby requires special medical attention after birth, he or she will receive treatment in our state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, staffed by a team of specially trained nurses, physicians, respiratory care practitioners, advanced practice nurses, social workers and pharmacists.
Each year, our neonatal transport team helps hundreds of babies from other health care facilities get to the care they need at our 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.
In addition to routine gynecologic and obstetric care, our Women’s Health team offers several specialty services, including:
- Maternal fetal medicine. These specialists care for pregnant women who have preexisting medical conditions that could lead to complications during their pregnancy.
- Reproductive medicine and infertility. Sometimes the path to a baby requires a little extra help, and our fertility team is here to guide you through it all. We offer a range of treatments — including in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination — to help you build your family.
- Continence and advanced pelvic surgery. This team is here to help women experiencing any type of pelvic floor disorder, which often result in pain and bowel or bladder control problems. We offer surgical and nonsurgical treatments to help you overcome these common conditions.