Experience the miracle of birth with St. Vincent. At all of our Indiana maternity locations, you and your baby will have access to the highest level of care you need, when you need it.
The obstetricians, maternity nurse navigators, midwives, and labor and delivery nurses offer a variety of comfort options and baby bonding opportunities. We also offer post-partum support for breastfeeding moms and for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
If there is a complication in your pregnancy, either a maternal health or fetal health concern, ask about perinatal care. The maternal fetal medicine (MFM) physicians coordinate care in collaboration with your OB to monitor and manage high-risk pregnancies. If your baby has a fetal condition, our neonatologists and pediatric specialists are also part of the perinatal care team.
And if there an emergency, the St. Vincent One Call MFM First Response Team is ready with special critical care transport for mother and baby.
Your baby. Your way. At the place you trust to care for you and your family. That’s the promise of Maternity Services at St. Vincent.
That also means you have lots of things to consider and some big choices to make. So we want to make it easy for you to get started. Here are three ways to get connected with the information and the expertise you need to make your experience a great one from the beginning.
Your personalized care begins with your Nurse Navigator – Your advocate. Your guide. Your friend.
Your Nurse Navigator is an OB nurse who not only helps you design a birth plan that’s right for you but becomes your first contact whenever you have concerns. She’ll be there for you through the many questions that pregnancy brings, to the excitement of the big day and beyond.
To find your Nurse Navigator or to schedule your customized birthing plan appointment:
A FREE event* with information on everything you need to know to prepare your body, mind, and spirit for pregnancy - including info on classes and programs offered through St. Vincent, an overview of your hospital stay, and advice from moms and nurses who have been there. It happens every month. Come enjoy mocktails, enter to win prizes and get all the information you need about your birthing experience. Don’t forget to invite your partner or a friend!
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If you decide to have your baby at St. Vincent, we start by making the process as convenient as possible with preregistration. A Maternity Services staff member will make sure that, when the big day arrives, you’re ready for us–and we’re ready for you.Preregister Now
This evening is dedicated to education, resources and fun. Come enjoy mocktails, enter to win prizes and get all of the information you need about your birthing experience. Don’t forget to invite your partner or a friend!
Prepare your mind, body and spirit for delivery with:
Enter to win door prizes valued up to $200.
8697 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN.
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13861 Olio Rd.,
Fishers, IN 46037.
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13420 N. Meridian St.,
Carmel, IN 46032. (Entrance 3)
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*Available at participating locations only. In lieu of a special event, St. Vincent Anderson and St. Vincent Randolph offer personal tours and appointments with a navigator. For an appointment, call St. Vincent Anderson at 765-646-8288 or St. Vincent Randolph at 765-584-4437.
Nothing in life matches the excitement of being pregnant. As you prepare to usher your little one into the world, you’ll likely have lots of questions about the changes occurring in your body, and what to expect from your health care provider. Here, we have answers. Use the navigation to the right to read about what happens during the different stages of pregnancy, and what to expect before — and after — your baby arrives.
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The signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
The first trimester includes the period from week 1 to week 12 – about the first three months of pregnancy.
The second trimester is the middle three months of pregnancy.
Welcome to the home stretch! The third trimester begins during the 28th week of pregnancy and lasts until your baby’s birth.
From labor and birth to pain management and more, we’ve got you covered.
Even experienced mothers find that every new baby brings a new set of questions.
St. Vincent maternity services help guide expectant parents through every step of their exciting journey to parenthood. Maternity and obstetric services are provided at seven Indiana campuses and include birthing centers, midwife services, maternal-fetal medicine, pregnancy support services, and prenatal and childbirth classes. Our maternal specialists share the goal of providing excellent care to women before, during, and after their pregnancy. Through our team of skilled physicians and other health professionals, our birthing centers provide optimum care to newborns and mothers.
Unique to St. Vincent is our Maternity Services program, a personalized approach to childbirth that is provided at St. Vincent Carmel, St. Vincent Dunn, St. Vincent Fishers, St. Vincent Kokomo, St. Vincent Anderson Regional, St. Vincent Randolph, and St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Maternity Services allows you to welcome your baby to the world -- your way -- and enables you to get to know the caregivers who will see you through pregnancy and birth. Maternity Services also provides support classes to help you gain the confidence and experience that will take you through pregnancy, the big day, and beyond.
The Birthing Center at St. Vincent Anderson Regional brings together a team of experienced OB/GYNs and midwives who share the goal of providing a safe, personal, family-centered birthing experience that includes support before, during, and after pregnancy.
St. Vincent Carmel Maternity Services offers a comprehensive program for all types of pregnancies including moderate-risk and high-risk pregnancies. We work closely with the obstetricians by supporting you and your baby throughout the journey. Our goal is to deliver excellent prenatal care, including childbirth education classes, help you create a personalized birth plan and help you feel more comfortable about your upcoming birth experience. Our maternity suites are spacious, bright and comfortable with comfortable linens and plenty of room for your partner to stay and for the family to visit. We are a family-centered program that focuses on the needs of entire family.
The BirthPlace at St. Vincent Dunn is designed to meet your needs as an expectant mother. The program is totally unique to you and your family as moms-to-be want different things from their birth experience. The focus of the program is to provide a personalized approach to childbirth. St. Vincent Dunn provides an opportunity to highlight our unique offerings while keeping you and the new addition to your family at the center of what we do.
St. Vincent Salem and St. Vincent Dunn have teamed up to provide a seamless transition for soon-to-be moms in Washington County. Stay local for all your basic prenatal care, but when the big day arrives, travel to nearby Bedford to the newly remodeled BirthPlace at St. Vincent Dunn. They offer a personalized approach to childbirth to meet the individual needs of each expectant mother and family.
When you think of a place where you want to have your baby, you want the setting to be as environmentally friendly as possible. A proactive approach to personal health and productivity, along with a focus on LEED-certified energy savings and efficiency are just a few of the ways St. Vincent Fishers will help sustain the future of the community. This means that patients and visitors will experience:
St. Vincent Fishers offers 10 rooms that transition seamlessly from labor to recovery, allowing patients to remain in the same room for all of their care, while also enabling mother and baby to remain together throughout their stay. Visitors can stay comfortably on the Murphy bed, a pull-down bed from the wall, and all suites have a walk-in spacious shower.
St. Vincent Kokomo has been delivering babies for more than 100 years. We know that welcoming your new baby into the world is a big moment for you and your family. Our team of physicians, specially trained labor and delivery nurses, and support staff are prepared to make your delivery and recovery safe, comfortable and special.
To help make deliveries safer and easier, we offer a variety of Maternity and Newborn classes that are designed to prepare new and veteran mothers and fathers for the arrival of the new addition to the family. There’s also a class geared for soon-to-be big brothers and big sisters. Most classes are free or charge a nominal fee and are taught by a registered nurse who is experienced in obstetrics. Registration is required to participate in prenatal classes. To register, call 765-456-5000. Early registration is recommended due to class popularity.
Want to find out more? Call us at 765-456-5030 to arrange a tour of our Birthing Center.
The John Paul and Olive Clark Birthing Center at St. Vincent Randolph provides an opportunity to highlight our unique offerings while keeping you and the new addition to your family at the center of what we do. The program is designed to meet your needs as an expectant mother. The program is totally unique to you and your family – as moms-to-be want different things from their birth experience. The focus of the program is to provide a personalized approach to childbirth.
St. Vincent is the only women's medical hospital in Indiana to provide both a family-centered Level IV NICU and Level IV Obstetrics department in one facility that includes a high-risk labor and delivery unit. This combination offers best-in-care-practices to both mother and baby experiencing prematurity, a birth defect or the critically ill newborn with an acquired illness.
At St. Vincent, every day is a great day to welcome a new baby to your growing family! St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children is a unique, separate-yet-attached facility offering women and their families a special place for the birth of their child and quick access to other hospital services if needed.
With amenities like private birthing suites, your own personal birth consultant and massage available both before and after delivery, our goal is to provide you and your family with a truly exceptional experience.
St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children provides a Level III NICU and 24/7 on-site access to:
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Preregistration is currently available for mothers delivering at St. Vincent Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, Anderson and Women’s Hospital.
When you’re ready to have your baby, you don’t want anything standing in your way. So if you decide to have your baby at St. Vincent, we start by making the process as convenient as possible with preregistration.
Use our online preregistration form to let us know your plans. A Maternity Services staff member will make sure that, when the big day arrives, you’re ready for us–and we’re ready for you.
Seeking a more comfortable birthing experience? St. Vincent now offering another option to personalize your birthing experience. Nitrous oxide or, as it’s more commonly known, laughing gas available at St. Vincent.
Overview of service: Nitrous oxide is a nonflammable, tasteless, odorless gas. It is commonly used for labor pain management in many Western countries and beginning to be used more in the United States.
Why a woman would use: Nitrous oxide is a non-narcotic option for pain relief. Nitrous oxide is safe for both mom and baby. The gas works very quickly (two to three breaths) and is eliminated very rapid within a few breaths of breathing normal room air. The patient controls the flow of the nitrous oxide by applying the mask to their face to get a tight seal and then the gas flows as the patients breaths normally in and out.
Who is a good candidate: Patients in early and active labor are candidates and those wishing for a natural childbirth. Your nurse and physician will determine if the patient is not a candidate due to medical history.
Nitrous oxide is meant to be an adjunct pain management option. We have many tools in our labor and delivery toolbox that the nurses are trained in to support a mother coping with labor pain. Those include labor balls, labor tubs, aromatherapy, wireless fetal monitoring for more mobility, IV narcotic pain medications, nitrous oxide, and epidurals. Our goal is to ensure the patient gets to design and have the labor and delivery experience they want in the safest place possible for them and their baby.
Skin-to-skin care, also known as “kangaroo care,” means early and continuous holding of your naked baby with your bare chests touching, allowing mom and baby to be close. This contact increases bonding and provides many benefits to baby.
Skin-to-skin care should begin immediately after birth, unless there are complications with the baby. Once the child is born, your care team will place the baby on your abdomen to cut the umbilical cord and dry the baby off with blankets. 60 to 90 minutes of skin-to-skin care after birth are recommended to provide the maximum benefit for you and baby.
Place your baby on your bare chest, facing you. Cover the baby’s back with a blanket. Then relax and enjoy!
If the mother is unable to provide skin-to-skin care, the father or support person may step in to provide this care.
Yes; skin-to-skin care can also be continued while at home. Skin-to-skin care is a great way to strengthen your relationship as parent and child. Remember to make sure the house is kept at a warm temperature and to cover the baby’s back with a blanket.
There are several benefits of using skin-to-skin care. Many of the immediate benefits are listed below. Long-term benefits include fewer infections, improved attachment, and increases in social and motor development.
The loss of a pregnancy or infant is difficult and painful. Although research and medicine have made great progress over the years, most perinatal losses still go unexplained. At St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, we provide education, comfort, and healing for parents searching for answers and peace.
St. Vincent’s Center for Perinatal Loss offers programs and resources for grieving families in a warm, healing environment. Although nothing can erase the pain caused by the loss of a child, we can help ease it, guide you toward healing, and perhaps help you find hope for your next pregnancy.
Infant Loss Parent Support Group
Location: March-November meetings will be held at 8550 Naab Road, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46260. The Candlelight Ceremony is held on the first Thursday in December at the St. Vincent Chapel at 8001 W. 86th St. Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Our message to Indiana women: You deserve some “me” time that’s personalized for your health needs. Make St. Vincent Women’s Health a destination to de-stress, and meet with women’s health specialists. If you are planning a family or pregnant, make it a “Beautiful Beginning” with Maternity Services.
Now is the time to focus on you.
Many women will experience some mild mood changes during pregnancy or after the birth of their baby, but one in seven women will experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. These more significant mood changes may be Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). They can occur anytime during pregnancy and during the first year after baby is born.
Perinatal Care starts when your obstetrician identifies a maternal or fetal concern. There are many types of high-risk pregnancies. The maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians are experts in high-risk pregnancies. If your baby has a fetal condition, our neonatologists and pediatric specialists are also part of your perinatal care team.
Together, Confident and Prepared!
Let us help you feel confident and prepared through this precious journey whether this is your first baby or you are an experienced parent. There is something for everyone!
First Pregnancy? We recommend Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Basics and a Childbirth Prep class. Done in a Day is a good option for those with busy schedules. Labor Support Class allows you to have extra time in a Labor Room to practice what you have learned in one of our Childbirth Prep classes. For the proud Dad to Be – Daddy Boot Camp (we promise no push-ups but a nationally renowned program to help you feel more comfortable).
Experienced Parent? Childbirth Prep Refresher through Labor Support or an E-Learning class. Big brother or sister? The Sibling Class can prepare them for this exciting adventure they are about to encounter.
Grandparents? So much has changed since you were a baby. This class gives them the most current information to help with their grand-baby…a night out for you maybe?
Together we will guide you through this exciting time in your life. Please register for childbirth education classes by the fourth month of pregnancy. Plan to complete your prenatal classes by the 36th week of pregnancy. Ready to sign up?
To register for classes, please call 765-456-5000
To register for classes, please call 765-646-8288
Breastfeeding—a wonderful experience for you and your baby. Your breast milk provides all that your baby needs for optimal growth and development. The time you spend breastfeeding your baby creates an irreplaceable bond. In the beginning, extra support and guidance make a difference. That’s why we’re here to help with an array of useful resources.
Call to schedule an appointment with one of our lactation consultants at any of our locations below.
Ask, share and learn in a comfortable group environment. Our support groups are facilitated by a member of our lactation team and offer the opportunity to communicate in a group setting.
St. Vincent Anderson Regional
The Birthing Center
Birthing Center Classroom
2015 Jackson Street
Anderson, IN 46016
10 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays
6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays
St. Vincent Breast Center
8550 Naab Road, Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46260
10:30 a.m., Fridays
St. Vincent Carmel Women’s Center
Entrance 3, 1st Floor, Community Room
13420 North Meridian
Carmel, IN 46032
10:30 a.m., Mondays
St. Vincent Fishers
Entrance 3, 3rd Floor, Community Room
13914 Southeastern Parkway
Fishers, IN 46037
10 a.m., Saturdays
St. Vincent Kokomo
615 St. Joseph Drive
Kokomo, IN 46901
10 a.m., Wednesdays
The St. Vincent Women’s Health Boutique specializes in the products and information nursing moms need most, including:
Women’s Health Boutique
St. Vincent Carmel Women’s Center
13420 North Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032
Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking for the right healthcare provider? Each one of our providers is passionate about women’s health and honored to fill this important role in patients’ lives. Start your search here, and then schedule a free get-acquainted visit to make sure you are comfortable and communicate well with your top choice.
Searching for the ideal pediatrician can be challenging and time-consuming. Whether you’re new in town or are a new parent, you can take steps to make the process easier. Ensure your child gets a balanced diet, enough sleep, playtime and exercise, and gets pediatric check-ups and vaccinations.
There are many reasons your child should see a pediatrician, including (just to name a few):
Having a designated pediatrician who is familiar with your child's medical history and health needs, positively impacts all aspects of childhood development and growth, and makes each check-up easier on the child and family. But how do you go about finding the best pediatrician to meet your needs and expectations?
Keep these tips in mind when looking for a supportive pediatrician for your child:
The above information in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice or care. Please consult your child’s primary care provider regarding any and all information contained therein.
If you have any questions, if you’re interested in visiting our facilities or you would like to schedule a Maternity Services appointment, please contact us by phone or email: