About Maternity

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The birth of your baby is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, and at Mosaic Life Care, it brings us joy to sharing in these precious moments. The New Beginnings unit of the St. Joseph, MO - Medical Center will go above and beyond to make your labor and delivery as comfortable and special as possible.

 

Virtual Tour

The combined labor/delivery/recovery/post-partum (LDRP) rooms at Mosaic Life Care offer a beautiful and functional setting for the birth of your child. The maternity area includes 18 LDRP rooms. These rooms allow you to go through Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Post-Partum care in the comfort and convenience of one spacious room. The staff of registered nurses is Neonatal Resuscitation Certified, holding high levels of experience and expertise in maternity care. All Nursery nurses are STABLE trained.

Monitor and security systems ensure that you and your child receive the benefits of the best and newest technologies.

We have three Certified Nurse Midwives on staff to complement our staff of doctors.

  • Coffee Shop
  • Viewing Area of Newborn and NICU Nurseries
  • Our Nursing Unit
  • Our Nursing Unit
  • Waiting Area for Family and Friends
  • Labor, Delivery and Post Partum Rooms
  • Labor, Delivery and Post Partum Rooms
  • Newborn Nursery
  • OR Suite
 

Education and Resources

We provide personalized, customized care, supporting the wishes of each of our patients.

We offer lactation support and provide breastfeeding support groups. We also offer a variety of classes including pre-natal, infant CPR and a sibling class. For more information about classes, please call (816) 271-7022.

Post-Partum Support

We offer a Perinatal and Post-Partum Support Group at Mosaic.

2nd Tuesday of each month
2 p.m.
Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Women's Health Plaza 2
901 Heartland Road, Plaza 2, Suite 2800

Lap babies are welcome.

You can find more information on the Care for Mommy Facebook page or by calling (816) 271-1200.

Post-partum support international 24-hour helpline – 1-800-944-4773.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least six months and preferably two years following an infant’s birth. We have many resources to help you be successful.

From the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) | June 27, 2022

"Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding make breastfeeding, or the provision of human milk, a public health imperative. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for approximately 6 months after birth. Furthermore, the AAP supports continued breastfeeding, along with appropriate complementary foods introduced at about 6 months, as long as mutually desired by mother and child for 2 years or beyond. These recommendations are consistent with those of the World Health Organization (WHO). Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding make breastfeeding, or the provision of human milk, a public health imperative. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for approximately 6 months after birth. Furthermore, the AAP supports continued breastfeeding, along with appropriate complementary foods introduced at about 6 months, as long as mutually desired by mother and child for 2 years or beyond. These recommendations are consistent with those of the World Health Organization (WHO)."

Learn more from the AAP

Breastfeeding Support Group

We host an in–person breastfeeding support group with in–person lactation care available every Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m. No appointment is required, and the group is a come and go format. We welcome you to bring your baby for a pre– and post–feeding weight to determine feeding intake as well as to receive help with breastfeeding challenges.

Please see the local facebook group Mama’s Milk Café or call (816) 271-7984 for cancellations or questions.

LOCAL Hands on Lactation Assistance:

Mosaic Life Care Lactation – St. Joseph: (816) 271-7984
Mosaic Life Care Lactation – Maryville: (660) 562-4365
Call us anytime and feel free to leave a message with your details so we can help address your concerns.

St. Joseph WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors – (816) 271-4880

Milk Matters, LLC – Kylee Carlisle, (816) 262-0536 – milkmatters.kc@gmail.com

Staying Abreast Lactation Team, LLC – Nicole Halling, (816) 294-5001 – thesaltboutique@gmail.com

Community Support

Facebook

Mama’s Milk Café is a local, mama run, online space for moms to provide breastfeeding support for one another. We also utilize this space to communicate community breastfeeding events.

Recommended Websites

Local Breast Pump Rental

St. Joseph Health Department
Patee Hall
904 S. 10th St.
St. Joseph, MO
(816) 271-4723

Andrew County Health Department
106 N. 5th St.
Savannah, MO
(816) 324-3139

*We recommend that you contact your insurance before delivery or within 30 days after delivery to see if they will provide you with your own electric breast pump. Feel free to bring your pump with you for one of our Lactation Consultants to review its use with you.

Infant CPR

If you're interested in an infant CPR class, please contact our OB Facilitator at kristi.nikes@mymlc.com. However, if you're interested in an online overview, we suggest this free online resource.

Pre–admission Visits

To schedule your pre–admission visit, please call our OB Facilitator at (816) 271-7022.

Patients have the opportunity for a complete tour of the Maternity Unit during their pre–admission appointment. For more information, please call (816) 271-7022.

Online Pre–natal Class Information

We suggest these websites for further education when preparing for the birth of your child. 

Car Seats

Child safety seats keep babies, toddlers and young children safe when they travel by car. Car seats can greatly reduce the risk of a possibly fatal injury in the event of an accident.

State law requires that your baby ride in a car safety seat at all times. This means we cannot discharge your baby until we know he or she is in a car seat. We encourage you to visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's website to find out about car seat recalls.

Locate a car seat inspection station in the area.

If you use a second-hand car seat, remember:

  • Check the seat’s label for the manufacture and expiration dates. Car seats do expire, which can compromise your baby’s safety. If you can’t verify a date or model number, don’t use the seat.
  • Do not use a seat that is more than five years old or if you can’t verify its full history.
  • Do not use a seat that has been in a car accident.
  • Car seats come with manufacturer instructions for use and installation. If it doesn’t, contact the manufacturer. If you can’t get instructions, do not use the seat.
  • Do not use a seat that has cracks in the seat frame or base or if it is missing parts.

Post–natal Visits

After you go home from the hospital, a post–natal nurse will call you to do a phone interview with you asking questions about both you and your new baby. They will be asking specific questions to determine how things are going for both of you at home. If you have questions about either yourself or baby, you are always welcome to call our Post–Natal Office at (816) 271-6839. If we do not answer, please leave us a message, and we will call you back. 

 

Maternity Services Provided

Maternity provides services for normal and high risk pregnancies.

NICU

The Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, MO, provides a high level of care for babies who have complications at the beginning of life. We partner with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, which staffs neonatal nurse practitioners on-site 24/7. This also means if your child needs extra care, we have direct access to Children’s Mercy pediatric specialty services in Kansas City like surgery, radiology, pathology and more.

Other services our OB/GYN staff provides:

  • Antepartum Testing
  • Tubal Ligations
  • Cesarean Sections
  • D&C
 

Providers

 
 
Sheena Drake, MD | Doctors & Nurses | Mosaic Life Care
 
 
 
Specialties: OB/GYN