Pregnancy & Baby Care

Labor & Delivery

As exciting as it is, childbirth can also be a time of uncertainty and significant physical and mental exertion. Trusting an institution with the health and well-being of your new family can be daunting. But our labor and delivery teams at CoxHealth are dedicated to your peace of mind.

We provide expert-level care with compassion so that you can focus exclusively on your family's needs. Our hospitals in Springfield and Branson provide a comforting birthing environment that's medically equipped for all circumstances. Our obstetricians, nurses, and anesthesiologists are fiercely devoted to you and your baby's safety, and each facility is extensively trained to provide the care you need when you need it.

Our spacious postpartum rooms provide a healing atmosphere for resting and bonding with your newborn. We have lactation specialists to assist nursing mothers and committed nurses providing the highest quality care as you transition to your new life at home.

Labor & Delivery Preparation

Hospital Pre-Registration and Finances

Be sure to contact your insurance carrier early in your pregnancy to discuss your coverage. Most insurance providers require pre-certification before admission or procedures. If your insurance company provides you with a pre-certification number, be sure to let us know when you register for your hospital stay.

You can preregister online, or by calling our Admission Services team at 417-269-4051. To discuss your hospital costs in advance, review our pricing information.

What To Pack

Bring what you’ll need and what will provide you comfort, but keep your packing as simple as you can. You’ll want to leave your valuables at home. Some things you might want to pack include:

  • Phone chargers
  • Night gown and robe 
  • Toiletries 
  • Socks and slippers
  • Outfits for you and your baby to wear home 

When You Arrive

When it’s time for your special delivery, we’ll be here with the care and support you need. All our Labor and Delivery Units feature comfortable, home-like private rooms with television, phone, seating for family, and a private bathroom. But rest assured – the most advanced medical equipment is here, too, in case the need should arise.

  • In Springfield, you’ll enter through the West Pavilion entrance and head directly to the Labor and Delivery unit. 
  • In Branson, enter the hospital through the main entrance until 9 p.m. and through the ER afterward. Take the nearest elevator to the third floor and the Labor and Delivery unit. 

Security means peace of mind. At CoxHealth, all mother and baby areas are protected by security systems designed for your and your family's safety. If you have questions about our security efforts, ask your nurse.

Postpartum Units

Once your baby is born, you’ll rest and recover in our comfortable postpartum units. We encourage you and your family to bond with your new baby by rooming in, and keeping your baby in your room with you.

In Springfield, you’ll stay in the Women and Newborns unit inside the Dee Ann White Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Cox South. These private rooms include a family zone with seating, desk space, lighting, electrical and USB outlets, and space for one support person to stay the night. The unit also includes an observation area for newborns needing extra monitoring.

In Branson, comfortable semi-private rooms are designed with your rest and privacy in mind. One adult guest can stay overnight with you in your room.

Going Home

All newborns in Springfield and Branson go home with a free SIDS-prevention sleep sack, courtesy of our hospital auxiliaries.

Once you’re home, you aren’t on your own. If you have questions about your or your baby’s health, contact you or your child’s health care provider. You can also research common questions and concerns through our online health tools.

Cox South Labor & Delivery Video Tour

Cox Branson Labor & Delivery Video Tour

Cox South has spacious birthing rooms.

Birthing room

The low intervention birthing suite has a birthing tub.

Low intervention birthing suite

The postpartum recovery rooms are filled with natural light.

Postpartum recovery room

The Branson labor rooms make you feel right at home.

Branson labor room

The baby warmer is used following delivery to examine the newborn.

Baby warmer

Low-Intervention Birthing Suites

Available in Springfield, laboring mothers can enjoy this home-like environment with the safety-net of being in the hospital. Talk to your physician to determine if this environment is right for you.

Cox Medical Center South

3801 S. National Ave.

Springfield, MO 65807

Phone: 417-269-6000

Cox Medical Center Branson

525 Branson Landing Blvd.

Branson, MO 65616

Phone: 417-335-7000

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