Maternity and Obstetrics

Labor Delivery Dardenne Prairie

The birth of your baby is one of the most joyous occasions you'll experience. We would be honored to share that wondrous experience with you, providing care before, during and after the birth of your child.

We've created an environment that offers expectant parents a comfortable and relaxing birthing experience, unlike any other in St. Charles County. Our physicians are some of the best specialists in the region, with a team that includes experienced obstetricians and nurses specially trained in birthing care. 

In case of an emergency, the St. Louis Children's Hospital neonatologists and newborn specialists are just a phone call away. We have in-house anesthesiologists, obstetricians and St. Louis Children's Hospital pediatricians on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tour the Facility 

We are proud of our Birthing Center at Progress West and invite you for a visit. Tours are held on the first Wednesday of every month from 8-9 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 10-11 a.m. Call to reserve a spot for you and up to two guests. To register for a tour: Call 636.928.WELL(9355).

When it’s time to choose where to have your baby, you can take comfort in knowing that at Progress West, you truly have choices in your care. Our Birthing Center services are delivered by an expert team of caregivers who are focused on your needs. 

Meet Our Newborns

Want to see the new bundle of joy but won't make it to Progress West Hospital for a visit? Family members and friends are welcome to see pictures of the new baby.

Classes

At Progress West Hospital, we offer a variety of classes that provide valuable information to help make your experience with your new baby the very best it can be.

Childbirth Classes

Our childbirth classes at Progress West are designed to introduce expectant parents to a variety of topics from pregnancy to the early days at home with your new baby. Classes will help you to understand the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy, labor and birth, the role of the support person, breathing and relaxation techniques, hospital procedures, cesarean birth, medications and infant care. A tour of the Birthing Center is included. We offer two options for classes.

Four-Week Childbirth Class
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Day: One day a week for four weeks
Cost: $75 per couple
To register: call 636.928.WELL (9355)

Saturday Childbirth Class
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Day: Saturday
Cost: $95 per couple; includes lunch
To register: Call 636.928.WELL (9355)

Childbirth Classes Online

If you are unable to attend our childbirth classes in person, take your class on the web! This 8-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information to prepare for birth. Topics include: Pregnancy, Labor, Comfort techniques, medical procedures, cesarean births, newborns, and postpartum. 

Cost: $69 for 6 weeks unlimited access
To register: Call 636.928.WELL (9355)

Introduction to Breastfeeding

There's lots to learn when it comes to breastfeeding, so our lactation experts created this class to prepare moms-to-be and new moms for the breastfeeding experience. With tips and techniques for success, join us and have all your questions answered by a lactation specialist. Dads are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Cost: $30 per couple 
Call 636.928.WELL (9355) for more information or to register.

CPR for Family & Friends

Designed for parents, grandparents, child-care providers and teenagers who babysit (ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult), this class offers hands-on practice in infant, child and adult CPR, as well as first aid for choking. This non-certification course is taught by St. Louis Children’s Hospital instructors trained by the American Heart Association.

Cost: $25 per person
To register for a St. Louis Children’s Hospital class at Progress West: Call 314.454.KIDS (5437)

Safety Stop

Safety checks for car seats, helmets and home safety. See Safety Stop page for more information, including registration and availability. 

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 636.928.WELL
General Information: 636.344.1000