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The Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary's

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There's no better place to start.

Congratulations! You've already made a wonderful start for you and your baby by looking here for your birthing care. There's no better place to start for new moms and newborns than at The Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary's. We're known for our warm, personal, one-to-one care. And if you need advanced medical care, it's a comfort to know it's also right here. We have on-staff specialists and the latest technology that you just can't get everywhere.

At Mercy Health Saint Mary's, your care starts right away, long before your special day. Let us tell you about our prenatal care, education, and support programs. Learn all about your many labor, delivery, and recovery options. Prepare for parenting and a comfortable transition home. Our staff would love to help you and there are so many ways they can, starting today.

Along with the traditional options, you'll find many others that only The Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary's offers. That's because we know that your care does not simply begin and end with meeting physical needs. You have emotional and spiritual ones, too. Our holistic approach cares for you as a whole person — body, mind, and spirit. Partnering with Mercy Health Wege Institue for Mind, Body and Spirit, we can include complementary approaches like massage, acupressure and music therapies that make your care complete. There just isn't a better place to meet all your needs.

Birth Center Awards

Mercy Health Saint Mary's was recently recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a Blue Distinction Center+ maternity facility for our expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. Read more here.

In 2014, Mercy Health Saint Mary's was named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics by WomenCertified, Inc, home of the Women’s Choice Award. The Women’s Choice Award is a seal reserved for hospitals across America who partner with WomenCertified in its mission to support women across America.

The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

For more information about Women's Health services available at Mercy Health Saint Mary's, click here.

National Effort to Increase Breastfeeding Rates

Mercy Health Saint Mary's is taking part in a national effort to increase breastfeeding rates and is working toward achieving a Baby-Friendly USA designation. We were selected to participate in an initiative that is led by the research firm ABT Associations, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control. The program includes 24 hospitals and encompasses a mix of rural, urban, teaching and military hospitals.

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