Planning Prenatal Care at Mercy Health Saint Mary's
There's no better time to start.
Let's get started! The sooner we do, the better. While this is an exciting time, there's so much to consider. Don't worry. Mercy Health offers you thorough prenatal services and programs. You'll have the best of care.
Planning Your Prenatal Care
Mercy Health Saint Mary's can help you find your physician, OB/GYN, midwife or other health care professional. Together, you'll plan your complete care. Learn to eat healthy. Exercise safely. Manage your weight gain. Lower your stress. Know what to avoid. With regular checkups and expert advice, you'll learn to make healthy decisions for you and your baby. Right now is the right time to find a pediatrician or family practice physician, before your baby is born. We'll help you find a great one who is accepting new patients, as close to home as possible.
Classes to Help You Prepare
There's no better time than now to prepare for your new arrival. Childbirth classes are available for new parents to learn what to expect and what to do in pregnancy, labor and delivery. Parents-to-be are taught important parenting and bonding techniques like infant massage, breastfeeding, and infant and child CPR. For experienced moms and dads, there are refresher courses and for siblings, we offer classes to prepare for the new addition to the family. There are programs for every caregiver in the family.
Our birthing education coordinator will give you a complete class schedule. For those who can't attend, we have self-teaching programs you can use to learn at home. Private one-on-one sessions can be arranged for those with special needs. The Mercy Health Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit also offers services complementing these programs. Call 616-685-6923 for a current schedule of available services.