Family Birth Center

Delivering expert care and a personalized birth experience
Your child's delivery is a special moment for your family. We're pleased to be a part of it. Every one of us strives to create a warm, friendly environment where you can give birth in comfort, supported by our experienced team.

Take a tour!
We welcome families to come and visit the Family Birth Center, tour our facilities and meet our team of physicians, nurses and lactation specialist. Call 573-348-8244 today to schedule your visit. 

Show Me 5 
Our birth center is a designated Show Me 5 Hospital, an initiative that encourages breastfeeding and fosters breastfeeding longevity.

Meet Our Experienced Team
For more than 30 years, Lake Regional's Family Birth Center staff has provided family-centered maternity care and personalized birth experiences. Our obstetricians and pediatric hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide prenatal, labor, delivery, nursery and postpartum care for nearly 600 mothers and babies each year. The nurses at the Family Birth Center are ACLS-certified and experienced in cesarean section, fetal monitoring and maternal care during labor to care for you and your baby. 

Meet our OB/GYNs
Meet our Nurses - Lauren Cobb, Jessica Willis and Trish Jung share their experience with Lake Regional Family Birth Center.


Comfortable, Private Suites
Caring for the comfort of the mother-to-be is one of our top priorities at the Family Birth Center. We offer home-like private suites for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care, allowing you to experience the entire birth process and hospital stay without changing rooms. These suites include a private bathroom and shower.
We strongly encourage "rooming in" during your stay, a practice where your baby's crib is kept at your bedside to enhance bonding with the infant and help the new family get better acquainted.

Level II Nursery for Specialty Care
In the event your infant needs special care, Lake Regional is a fully equipped Level II nursery. Rest assured that your infant is in experienced hands. Click to meet Drs. Josh Brickner, D.O., and Rosy Herath, M.D.


Breastfeeding Support Programs
Breastfeeding provides important health benefits for infants and we can help you get started with this wonderful natural process. Our licensed Lactation Consultant, Annie Havner, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, is available to help you with breastfeeding concerns during your stay and after you go home. For questions, call 573-302-2999.

Going Home
Before your discharge, your baby’s photo will be taken, with your approval, to share with friends and family on our password-protected online nursery. When you return home, our nurses will call you to ask how you and your new baby are doing. You also may call us at 573-348-8244 any time. Our nurses are here for you!

For health tips and breastfeeding advice from Lake Regional's Lactation Consultant, Annie Havner, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, visit Health Smart. Visit the Family Birth Center and meet our team! Call 573-348-8244 today to schedule a tour.
To sign up for prenatal care classes and groups, click here.