SSM Health maternity care locations in St. Louis, Fenton and South County

Maternity Services at St. Clare Hospital - Fenton 

1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, MO 63026
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95% of moms who have their babies at St. Clare Hospital - Fenton say they would recommend us to a friend! At the Family Birthplace at St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, we combine a relaxing, family-oriented setting with innovative technology and the highest level of obstetrical care. We’re proud to make being in the hospital feel less like “being in a hospital.”

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The Family Birthplace at St. Clare Hospital - Fenton offers a welcome alternative to traditional hospital delivery. In our fresh, comfortable setting, we provide personal one-on-one attention for Mother and Baby that includes care and instruction from highly trained nurses.

All phases of childbirth — labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum — take place in one room: a specially designed private suite. A quiet, private room offers a peaceful environment for you to bond with your newest family member, and get plenty of rest.

Our patient-family suites were also designed to promote safety and a faster recovery. For example, your medication is bar-coded and stored in your suite, which is more efficient and safer. An in-room computer securely stores medical records for real-time physician and care team updates.


St. Clare Hospital - Fenton offers At Your Service® room service dining for our patients. You may order meals or snacks anytime between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm daily.


Family and friends are always invited to visit, and there are no age restrictions for visiting children. However, only healthy children should visit newborns. Family is invited to relax in the “family zone” of your suite — even spend the night on a comfortable pull-out sofa.

For your family and friends that are out of town or otherwise unable to visit, they can catch a sneak peek of your little one through our secure WebNursery®.

Safety & security

Our Infant Protection System is designed to ensure the safety of your baby. Each infant born at the Family Birthplace wears an electronic tag, which will sound an alarm when placed near an exit. The tags are hypoallergenic, comfortable and tamper-proof.

Excellent obstetrical care

At St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, obstetricians, anesthesiologists and pediatricians from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital are available to assist your obstetrician 24 hours a day. We offer state-of-the-art equipment, testing and procedures, such as continuous fetal monitoring, regular and advanced Level II ultrasound, amniocentesis and external cephalic version, a procedure to try to turn the baby if it’s breech. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists from Saint Louis University School of Medicine are available to care for high-risk mothers. They work in partnership with your obstetrician and are available for consultation any time.

For infants who require specialized care, St. Clare Hospital – Fenton offers a Level II Newborn Nursery with around-the-clock neonatologist coverage. This nursery can care for babies born as early as 32 weeks, or who need an IV for antibiotics or fluid. You can take a virtual tour of this special care nursery here.

Babies with more serious conditions may be transferred to the Dana Brown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Childbirth options

We welcome any choice you make, whether you want epidural anesthesia or a low-intervention birth. For low-intervention or "natural" births, our nurses will support you and offer coping techniques to help you throughout birth. Doulas are also welcome.

Before delivery, your nurse will talk with you about your birth plan. We’ll work with your doctor to accommodate your wishes unless it becomes medically necessary to change the plans.

Breastfeeding support

Board-certified, experienced lactation consultants are here to assist you before and after the birth. For more information or for assistance, please call 636-496-2402.

Join us for Weigh-In Wednesdays, a free support group for breastfeeding moms and babies. Weigh-in Wednesdays is free, open to the public and doesn’t require any registration. Sessions are led by a Certified Lactation Consultant every Wednesday. Print and save this flier as a reminder!

Childbirth education classes

To best prepare you and your family for the arrival a new little happy, we recommend that you participate in at least some of the childbirth, parenting or infant care classes we offer. Support groups from breastfeeding to bereavement are also available. Explore classes offered at St. Clare Hospital - Fenton.


Guided tours of the Family Birthplace at St. Clare Hospital - Fenton are available and are a great opportunitopy to learn more about what we offer as well as a great opportunity to ask any questions about the labor and delivery process.

To register for a tour, please call toll-free 866-SSM-DOCS (866-776-3627) or search times and register online (may take a few seconds to load).

Numbers to know

The Family Birthplace | 636-496-2300
Pre-Registration | 636-496-2671
Maternal & Fetal Care Center | 636-496-5450
Physician Referral | 1-866-SSM-DOCS