Free monthly pregnancy newsletter

Childbirth/Parenting Classes

High-risk pregnancy care


Maternity Care at St. Mary's Health Center

6420 Clayton Road | Richmond Heights, MO 63117 | 314-768-8675

Find an obstetrician, gynecologist, pediatrican or specialist


The Family Birthplace at St. Mary’s Health Center offers a welcome alternative to traditional hospital delivery. In our fresh, comfortable setting, we provide personal, one-on-one attention for Mother and Baby which includes care and instruction from highly trained nurses.

We have spacious suites where you will be for labor, delivery and recovery. These suites can easily accommodate a recliner for a special visitor. They were also carefully designed to promote safety and to be able to accommodate all the high-tech equipment necessary to safely deliver your baby.

After your baby is born, you will continue care in a spa-like postpartum suite on our mother-baby unit. Each suite has a comfortable sleeper sofa for your spouse or loved one to spend the night as well as a flat screen TV, and private bathroom and shower.

St. Mary’s Health Center is also home to the Maternal & Fetal Care Center and is the main center for SSM Maternity Care’s high-risk pregnancy services. You can learn more about our high-risk services here.


Family and friends are always invited to visit, and there are no age restrictions for visiting siblings. 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 sleeper 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®.


We offer room service dining for our patients. You may order meals or snacks anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily.

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.

Classes offered at St. Mary's Health Center


Guided tours of the Family Birthplace at St. Mary’s Health Center are available and are a great opportunity 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).