Women's Services

Obstetrics and Childbirth Center

We are honored when you choose the Childbirth Center at Progress West Hospital to provide you with care before, during and after the birth of your child. Our obstetrical services are delivered by an exceptional team of caregivers who are focused on your needs. 

We created our comfortable, modern Childbirth Center with you and your family in mind. Our large birthing suites have a cozy, intimate atmosphere created to meet the entire spectrum of birthing needs, from labor and delivery to recovery and postpartum, with accommodations for an overnight guest. We support each mother’s choice for natural or anesthesia-assisted childbirth, with a nearby operating room in the event of a Cesarean section. 

Our BJC HealthCare women’s specialists are some of the best in the region, with a team that includes experienced obstetricians and nurses who have specific training and experience in birthing care. When more specialized care is needed, St. Louis Children's Hospital neonatologists and newborn specialists are just a phone call away. We also have in-house anesthesiologists, obstetricians and St. Louis Children's Hospital pediatricians on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

During pregnancy, some women develop gestational diabetes, which often goes away after pregnancy. Learn more about our diabetes care.

Childbirth Center at Progress West Hospital: Comfort at a Glance 

  • Options to room-in babies with mom or stay in the fully staffed nursery
  • All-private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms have abundant natural light
  • Specially equipped rooms with advanced technology for every phase of birthing process
  • Personal temperature control
  • Overnight accommodations for family, including sofa beds and private restrooms
  • TV and DVD player
  • A safe to store valuables
  • Dining on call
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Convenient Family Resource Area equipped with computers, vending machines, refrigerator, microwave, restrooms and play table

Tour the Facility 

We encourage expectant mothers and their families to come visit our Childbirth Center and tour the facility. Tours last about 45 minutes and are available both during the week and on weekends.  Dates and time vary so, check out our schedule and reserve a spot for yourself and up to two guests. 

We have a team of caregivers assigned to help simplify your visit, whether it’s for your baby's birth or just a tour of the facility. To learn more about the Progress West Hospital Birthing Center or to reserve a spot on a tour, please call 636.928.WELL(9355).


Childbirth Classes
The childbirth classes we offer at Progress West Hospital are designed to introduce expectant parents to a variety of important discussions, ranging from pregnancy to the early days at home with your new baby. The will help you understand the emotional and physical changes to expect during pregnancy, labor and birth. The classes also provide helpful information to the mother’s support person about breathing, relaxation techniques, hospital procedures, cesarean birth, medications and infant care. A tour of the Birthing Center is included. 

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, we offer an online option as well. This eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information you’ll need 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
Our lactation experts created this class to prepare moms-to-be and new moms for the breastfeeding experience. With tips and techniques for success, you can have all your questions answered by a lactation specialist. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Cost: $30 per couple 
To register: Call 636.928.WELL(9355)

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 who have been trained by the American Heart Association.

Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call 314.454.KIDS(5437)

Safety Stop
Safety Stop offers free checks for car seats, helmets and home safety. See Safety Stop for more information. 

Cost: Free 
More information: 636.344.KIDS(5437)  





For more information,
or to register for classes, call 636.928.WELL (9355).

Obstetrics Recognized 2014

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