EDUCATION

Patient Education

We have gathered these patient education resources in order to help you access important information about your pregnancy and our services. If you have any questions about the resources provided here, feel free to contact us.


In the News

ACOG recommends that all eligible persons, including pregnant and lactating individuals, receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series.

On September 24, 2021, the CDC issued updated interim guidance for individuals who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer-Biotech COVID-19 booster shot. This includes guidance that people aged 18 –  49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series based on their individual benefits and risks. PREGNANCY IS INCLUDED AS AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION. SMFM and ACOG recommend that pregnancy people receive a booster shot at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.

St. Louis Pregnancy Newborn Lactation Online Classes Flyer

Mercy Visitor Policy


 Pregnancy

Mother and Baby Care in St. Louis Ι Mercy  Where moms-to-be go when it’s go time.  Get registered for prenatal classes and download a birth plan.  Call 314-364-4646 to preregister.  Also visit www.mercy.net/womenshealthofallon and www.mercy.net/womenshealthcc for our new patient booklet.  See “Additional Information” and scroll right for this valuable information. 

Obstetrical Anesthesia Associates.  Learn what expect during your delivery and be prepared by filling out forms in advance.

text4baby  Free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy

Join in NIH research to improve health care for pregnant women.  PregSource™ aims to learn about the pregnancy experience. Knowing what women feel, think, do, and experience during pregnancy and after giving birth—and getting the information directly from pregnant women—can teach us more about pregnancy and how to improve care.

Immunization & Pregnancy Vaccines help keep a pregnant woman and her growing family healthy.  The flu and whooping cough vaccinations are available for many pregnant patients in our office. 

Missouri Women, Infants and Children (WIC)  WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps to prevent health problems and improve the health status of participants through good nutrition.

Breastfeeding is good for you and your baby!

Prenatal genetic screening

Natera. Learn more about genetic testing. TEXT HORIZON, PANORAMA, SESSION OR COVERAGE TO 484848.

Text HORIZON. A genetic test that helps you and your partner determine the chance of passing a serious condition to your child.  It can be performed either preconception or during pregnancy.

Text PANORMA. A blood-based genetic test of the pregnant mom that screens for common chromosomal conditions that affect a baby’s health.  It can also identify gender (optional).

Text SESSION. Want more information? Schedule your free 15-minute genetic information session with one of our boar-certified genetic counselors today.

Text COVERAGE.  NATERA is please to be an in-network provider with most health plans. Check your coverage, get a pretest estimate or find out if you qualify for our Compassionate Care Program.

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank

Additional pregnancy resources: Schedule Of Prenatal Visits, Medications In Pregnancy, Foods To Avoid In Pregnancy, Prenatal Genetic Screening TestsSeafood in Pregnancy and Nutrition And Exercise in Pregnancy.


Gynecology

Annual Well-Woman Exam And more!

Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for teens) and 21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist

How often do you need cervical cancer screening?

Dense Breast Information

Novasure

Myosure

DaVinci Hysterectomy

HPV Vaccination

IUD

Nexplanon

Endosee – Office Hysteroscopy


General Information

ACOG Patient Page  Answers to your frequently asked questions from the leading experts in women’s health care!

ABOG Health articles and resources