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Expecting A Baby

Specialized Care To Help You Prepare For Baby

Congratulations - you’re expecting a baby! Like many expectant mothers, you might feel a healthy mix of excitement and anxiety. Preparing for your new baby and adjusting to the rapid changes in your body can make pregnancy one of the most exhilarating and exhausting times in your life. As you embark on this journey, we are committed to answering your questions and helping you have the best pregnancy and delivery possible.

Right now, it’s best to take a breath and take care of yourself. A healthy mom is key to having a healthy baby, and we’re here to help. At SSM Health, we partner closely with expecting moms. From your first prenatal appointment to your baby’s first cry, we provide the specialized care you and your family need to give you peace of mind as you plan for the future. Find a provider near you to get started.

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Prenatal Care Basics

Learn what to expect from your prenatal check ups.

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What Medications Can I Take?

Find out what medications are safe to take during pregnancy.

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First Trimester Screening

Learn why your doctor may recommend first trimester screening.

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What to Bring to the Hospital

Review our list of essential items to bring as you pack for your hospital stay.

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Childbirth Options

Educate yourself about your options for delivery and create the birth plan right for you.

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Breastfeeding Support

Learn the benefits of breastfeeding and how our team will help you get started.

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Where to Deliver

One of the first decisions you'll want to make for your growing family is where to deliver your baby. We provide a safe, comfortable home-like environment for your delivery at our hospitals. We support these amenities with the best in obstetrical and pediatric care. At some locations, you'll also find maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists should a delivery become complicated and require more specialized care.

You can learn more about the maternity services available at each of the SSM Health hospitals below.

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