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. The New Beginnings unit of Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Medical Center makes this experience a true joy.

 

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.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Resources

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

Breastfeeding Support Group

We host an in–person breastfeeding support group with in–person lactation care available every Monday and Thursday with appointment times at 4:30 and 5:30. 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 sign–up information.

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 set up an over–the–phone visit.

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

Staying Abreast Lactation Team, LLC 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 krisiti.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. 

YoMingo Pregnancy App

The YoMingo Pregnancy App offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.

YoMingo gives you access to:

  • Evidence-based information on prenatal care, labor and birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care, including lots of videos
  • Kick counter, contraction timer, personal journal, feeding log, immunization log and other tools

This education powered is available on any device with an internet connection as well as an app called myYoMingo. Multiple languages are available.

Register for the program and follow the instructions. Once you have registered, you will receive an email invitation from noreply@myyomingo.com where you can create a unique password and login. Then, you can also download the mobile app version by searching your app store for "myYoMingo.” Download YoMingo for childbirth and breastfeeding education.

Disclaimer: The information in YoMingo® is NOT intended to take the place of a healthcare provider or any information that your healthcare provider has discussed with you about your own personal health. It is imperative and advised that you find care and work with your healthcare provider to keep yourself healthy and safe. Always call your healthcare provider with any questions you may have. By creating an account in YoMingo, you have verified that you have read and agree to this disclaimer.

 

Maternity Services Provided

Maternity provides services for normal and high risk pregnancies.

NICU

The Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 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