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"I strongly encourage my friends and family members to go to Mercy for their birth and delivery experience. I can't say enough good things about how well I felt taken care of at Mercy!"
As you prepare for the birth of your baby (or babies!), you'll be making many decisions. The birth of your child should be the most rewarding, heartwarming event possible.
Below are tips and reminders for each trimester, as well as what to expect during delivery and at your home visit.
Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy and cost-effective option for feeding your baby. Studies have shown a variety of health benefits for both mother and baby, in addition to the special bonding time you can enjoy when nursing your baby. Learn more about breastfeeding.
Because safe sleep greatly reduces the risk of SIDS and other sleep accidents, the Birthplace is part of the HALO® Safer Way to Sleep Initiative, a national program to be a model of safe sleep practices for patients.
Safe sleep is as easy as A-B-C. Make sure everyone caring for your baby follows these safe sleep practices.