St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center believes that the childbirth experience is a very personal and special experience. We provide a family-centered approach while providing expert care in our Family Birth Center.
We encourage women considering becoming pregnant to visit us for Preconceptual (or Preconception) Counseling, optimally three to six months before you would like to become pregnant.
Preconceptual counseling allows your OB provider to screen you for normal health and development, and to identify any possible risks to your health or the health of your baby if you become pregnant. We also counsel women on how to prepare their bodies to provide a healthy environment in which a fetus can grow.
Certified Nurse Midwifery Practice
St. Joseph's certified nurse-midwives are the experts in natural childbirth. It is our goal to educate every mother-to-be and her loved ones so that they can actively participate in the decision making process. We offer personalized attention during the birthing process in the safety of the hospital for those wishing for a natural childbirth experience. In the case of a severe emergency, high-risk care is available in 2 minutes.