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Maternity and Childbirth Services

Pregnancy & Preparing for Birth

If you are expecting, congratulations! A baby's birth is one of life's most special events. Your pregnancy and birth experience should be too. From the moment you first learn you are expecting to the day you meet your new baby, we're here to help.

OB/GYN Care
St. Luke's offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecologic care.

Find an OB/GYN
If you don't already have an OB/GYN or want to be sure to choose one who delivers at St. Luke's, we can help you find one that meets your specific needs:

Maternity Nurse Navigator
The St. Luke's Maternity Nurse Navigator service offers expectant parents - and even those not yet pregnant - a personal guide through pregnancy and their baby's birth. The complimentary service provides a more customized, concierge-style experience with private tours, assistance with birth planning and class registration, and help navigating the birth planning "to do" list.

Learn more about the Maternity Nurse Navigator service.

High Risk pregnancy support - Perinatal Center
Most pregnancies and deliveries are healthy and without complication, but some women experience high risk conditions or develop complications during pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum. From the specialized services and medical specialists of the St. Luke's Perinatal Center to our Special Care Nursery (level II neonatal nursery), it's reassuring to know you'll have access to the specialty care you may need.

Learn more about High Risk Pregnancy Services.

A Guide Through Pregnancy

 

Preparing for Baby: A checklist to make life easier
This list details key things to do, and in which trimester of pregnancy, to better prepare for Baby.
View the checklist

Classes and tours
Classes are another great way to prepare for your baby's birth, the changes a new baby brings, and the special care you and your baby will need. St. Luke's Hospital offers a wide variety of childbirth and maternity classes.

View maternity classes and tours.

Maternity Tours - tours of the Birth Care Suites, Nursery and Special Care Nursery (NICU) - are held on Tuesday evenings and one Saturday morning each month. For your convenience, private tours can also be arranged through the Maternity Nurse Navigator service. Of course, we encourage you to tour in person, but our online maternity tour offers a sneak peak or another option. Schedule a Maternity Tour. Video: Take an Online Maternity Tour.

Online childbirth class
This web-based childbirth class is a great option especially for moms-to-be on bed rest, second-time parents wanting a refresher or those with time constraints.

View online childbirth class demo and details.

Hospital pre-registration
For your convenience and so we can prepare for your hospital stay, we encourage you to pre-register for your hospital admission/baby's birth during your second trimester.

Pre-register for your baby's birth

Birth plan options
Focused on you and your family's specific needs and wishes for your birth experience, we support a full range of labor and birth options for normal and high-risk deliveries.

Learn about your birth options and create your birth plan.

Packing your hospital bag
Download our Hospital Packing List (PDF) PDF, a helpful checklist for your hospital admission and baby's birth.

Choosing a pediatrician
You will want to select a pediatrician before your baby is born, as your baby will have his or her first pediatrician visit while still in the hospital.

Learn more about choosing pediatrician