Our Maternity Care Center is a warm and calming place, where we're passionate about caring for women and their growing families.
At St. Joseph's our experienced staff sets us apart. Our doctors, certified nurse-midwives and nurses have the knowledge and skill to gently see you through the birth of your baby. Throughout your stay, we will give you the reassurance and support you need. Because different things are meaningful to different women and everyone has different expectations for their birth experience, we offer personalized care that respects your wants, needs and cultural traditions.
For your comfort and ease, St. Joseph's offers family-centered care. This means you stay in one private room throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (if you are not having a waterbirth or Cesarean section).
At St. Joseph's babies "room in" with their moms. Your baby will stay in your room, providing time for you and your partner to get to know your baby and learn to care for your baby's needs.
St. Joseph's has a low cesarean rate: 11.3% compared to a national average of 33%.* Our goal is to give you the safest birth and avoid unnecessary interventions. If complications arise and an unplanned cesarean section becomes necessary, we will make that option as safe as possible for you. For more information, call 651-232-5733.
Special Care Nursery
Our Special Care Nursery is available for infants who are born up to six weeks prematurely and need extra care. Neonatal nurse practitioners are in the hospital at all times to handle any emergencies that arise. Neonatologists (doctors who specialize in caring for newborns) provide medical direction for the Special Care Nursery.
Postnatal body therapy by Bavia Baby
Skip the flowers and order a moment of restful relaxation for the new mom or dad in your life. St. Joseph's offers postnatal body therapy by Bavia Baby which includes gentle massage, aromatherpay and eucalyptus steam towel wraps to increase maternal wellness. Turn their hospital room into a healing spa by ordering today. For more information visit the Bavia web site or call 1-855-Ah-Bavia.
Partners, siblings and grandparents are welcome anytime throughout your stay. Visiting hours for other guests are from 2:30 to 3:30 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm. To protect you and your baby from illness, your visitors should be healthy.
We offer free ramp parking for Maternity Care patients and visitors.
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* National rate source: National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 60, No. 2, November 17, 2011.