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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:28 am | Updated: 12:05 pm, Thu Jun 28, 2012.

Soothing artwork, Jacuzzi tubs, room service and Wi-Fi are typical high-end hotel amenities. But these days, those modern luxuries also can be found in area maternity wards. See local hospitals’ options for welcoming your newborn—all in the comfort of a private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suite.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital 

Rooms

  • Private suites with family accommodations, Wi-Fi and concierge services

Nursery

  • Nursery
  • Level II Special Care Nursery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated
  • C-section delivery
  • Vaginal Births After Cesarean section (VBAC)
  • Specialize in high-risk and multiple births
  • Hydrotherapy, birthing ball and electronic fetal monitoring

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Sibling preparation

Additional Services

  • 24/7 obstetricians and pediatricians
  • Lactation consultants
  • JDA Imaging for Newborns

Mercy Hospital 

Rooms

  • Coming in January, private suites with walk-in showers, family accommodations, room service and Wi-Fi

Nursery

  • Level II Special Care Nursery
  • Level III NICU

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated
  • C-section delivery
  • VBAC
  • Specialize in high-risk and multiple births
  • Hydrotherapy

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Preparing for multiples
  • Sibling and grandparent preparation

Additional Services

  • Lactation consultants
  • Bella Baby Photography

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Rooms

  • Private suites with room service, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi

Nursery

  • Well-Baby Nursery
  • Level III NICU

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated; doulas welcome
  • C-section delivery
  • VBAC
  • Specialize in high-risk and multiple births
  • Hydrotherapy, birthing ball and electronic fetal monitoring

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Preparing for multiples
  • Sibling and grandparent preparation

Additional Services

  • Lactation consultants
  • Web nurseries newborn photos
  • Go to mobapbaby.org for more information

St. Anthony’s Medical Center

Rooms

  • Private suites with flat screen TVs, DVD/CD players and family accommodations

Nursery

  • Newborn Nursery
  • Special Care Nursery

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated
  • C-section delivery
  • Specialize in high-risk deliveries
  • Hydrotherapy, birthing ball, squat bar and telemetry monitoring

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Sibling and grandparent preparation
  • CPR for family and friends

Additional Services

  • 24/7 house physicians and nurses
  • Lactation consultants
  • Postpartum Care Center
  • WebNursery newborn photos

SSM St. Clare Health Center

Rooms

  • Private suites with family sleeping accommodations, flatscreen TV and nature artwork

Nursery

  • Level II newborn nursery

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated; doulas welcome
  • Surgical suites for C-section delivery
  • VBAC
  • Specialize in high-risk deliveries
  • Birthing ball and electronic fetal monitoring

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Sibling preparation

Additional Services

  • Being Adoptive Parents Class
  • WebNursery newborn photos

St. Luke's Hospital

Rooms

  • Private suites with sofa sleeper, Jacuzzi tub, room service, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and DVD player

Nursery

  • Well-Baby Nursery
  • Level II Neonatal Special Care Nursery

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated
  • C-section delivery
  • Specialize in high-risk deliveries

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Sibling and grandparent preparation

Additional Services

  • Lactation consultants
  • Happiest Baby on the Block Class
  • Infant Massage Class
  • Bella Baby Photography

SSM St. Mary's Health Center

Rooms

  • Private suites with sleeper sofa for guest, flat-screen TV, room service, Wi-Fi and Skype

Nursery

  • Two nurseries—one on each maternity floor
  • Level III NICU

Birth Options

  • Vaginal delivery—medicated and unmedicated; doulas welcome
  • Surgical suites for C-section delivery
  • VBAC
  • Specialize in high-risk deliveries
  • Labor tubs, birthing ball and telemetry monitoring

Classes

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breast-feeding
  • Infant care
  • Sibling preparation

Additional Services

  • 24/7 maternal-fetal medicine physicians and neonatologists
  • Lactation consultants
  • Our 365 WebNursery newborn photos

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