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Maternity and Obstetrics

Labor Delivery Dardenne Prairie

The birth of your baby is one of the most joyous occasions you'll ever experience. At Progress West Hospital, we want to share in that wondrous experience, 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.

The physicians at Progress West are some of the best specialists in the region, with a care team of team that includes nurses specially trained in birthing care and experienced obstetricians. The St. Louis Children's Hospital neonatologists and newborn specialists are just a phone call away in case of an emergency. 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. And, 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.

To register for a tour: Call 636.928.WELL (9355)

Meet Our Newborns

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

OB Preregistration

Thank you for choosing Progress West Hospital Birthing Center for the birth of your baby. To simplify the admission process, we recommend that you preregister for your baby's birth so we'll already have your information on record when you arrive for delivery. Take a few minutes today to preregister your baby's birth online. If you have questions, call 636.344.1109, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Call 636.928.WELL (9355) for more information or to register.
Fee is $69 for unlimited access for 6 weeks.

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

Car Seat Safety Checks
Helmet Safety Checks
Home Safety Checks

Call for available dates and times.  Consultations are free; a limited selection of car seats, helmets and home safety equipment is available for purchase at reduced rates as part of your appointment.

Call 314.454.KIDS (5437) or 800.678.KIDS (5437), then press 3.