When you're expecting your first baby, chances are you don't know what to expect. At UM St. Joseph, we're here for you.

Our dedicated team – including OB/GYNs, certified nurse midwives, nurses, anesthesiologists, nurse educators and more – offers personalized support designed to allow expectant parents to plan a birth experience that meets their, well, expectations.

UM St. Joseph knows you have lots of questions...and we're here to offer the answers and help you need to plan for, and celebrate, your baby's birth day.

St. Joe's Knows...

...how to take care of new moms and babies

Registered Nurse Cristina Aquia explains how the team at UM St. Joseph provides exceptional, personalized and compassionate care for an unrivaled mother-baby experience at each stage of delivery.

Our nurses — one dedicated to your care and another for your baby — are there to ensure you and your little one are getting the best care possible.

...how to make your C-section a beautiful experience

The team of experts at UM St. Joseph knows how to make this procedure an intimate, loving and wonderful birth option for new parents, whether planned or not.

Most of the time, your partner can be with you during your childbirth experience.

And whenever possible, we encourage skin-to-skin bonding with your baby and photo-taking of the happy event.

...how to make your baby's birth extra special

You want the best birth day possible for your baby!  The expert care team at UM St. Joseph knows that.

It's why we go above and beyond to create a safe, personalized and intimate birth experience for each and every new family.

We work to accommodate your birth plan wishes while always keeping your safety and your baby's at the center of all we do. 

...when you should come to the hospital during labor

You don't have to stress about when to leave home to have your baby, thanks to the expert advice of UM St. Joseph Mother-Baby Registered Nurse Cristina Aquia.

She provides detailed information about what to expect in the early stages of labor, so you'll feel confident about when it's the right time for you to come to the hospital for your baby's joyous arrival.

...all about water births

A water birth can help relieve some of the pain and pressure of labor, offering a more soothing birth experience for women with low-risk pregnancies.

Healthgrades - 2023 - C-Section Delivery - Five-Star Award