Women and Children

Health Services - Mother and Baby

At a recent celebration announcing the expansion of our Mother Baby unit, donors who helped raise over $2 million for renovations were thanked and honored. Learn more about unit improvements, which continue to insure that happy healthy babies are born at UM St. Joseph Medical Center.

At UM St. Joseph Medical Center, we’re known for cozy, family-centered care where over 2,000 babies are delivered each year in a beautiful, hotel-like maternity unit. We’re also known throughout the area for advanced obstetrics services.

For instance, in our Perinatal Center mothers and babies receive close consultation and comprehensive care for high-risk pregnancies – ranging from severe lupus to renal transplants, diabetes, heart disease, and multiple pregnancies.

The department boasts two maternal-fetal medicine specialists and six registered sonographers who conduct 3-D and 4-D ultrasound images in an American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine accredited facility.

A 7,200 square foot Level III B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, directed by neonatologist Michael Langbaum, M.D., provides state-of-art care for neonates and multiples.

UM St. Joseph has the largest number of certified nurse-midwives of any hospital in the metropolitan area, providing pregnant mothers with a wide range of choices for their birthing experience. Our midwifery groups consist of board-certified nurse midwives who have privileges granted by the medical staff. In addition to their own practice, they provide 24/7 back up and support to obstetricians, as needed.

Watch our video on the unveiling of the Mother Baby unit.