At Alton Memorial Hospital, we've been delivering babies for more than 65 years. We're proud of our experienced team of nurses and physicians who give you personalized expert care with a tender touch. When you arrive at the hospital you are quickly escorted to a private birthing suite. You can be assured that every member of our team — from registration to dietary — is here to support you and help meet your needs.
Combining the comforts of home and family with modern technology, Alton Memorial strives to meet your needs for an excellent and safe welcome for your newest family member. Discover all the reasons you should choose Women & Infants for your childbirth experience.
What to expect
The staff at Alton Memorial’s Women & Infants unit is committed to providing an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding through our affiliation with Baby Friendly, USA. Baby Friendly practices help ensure that you feel connected with your baby and confident in your ability to care for your new addition after discharge. All of our staff has received extensive training in the most current mother-baby care, bonding, and infant feeding recommendations and practices to help you meet your goals.
For questions or concerns related to breastfeeding, please call 618.463.7455 and ask to speak to a lactation counselor.
Family Centered Care:
The Women's & Infants unit at Alton Memorial Hospital focuses on the needs of all family members from first-time moms and dads to those with other sons and daughters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, only one visitor is allowed for OB patients.
Comforts of Home:
You'll feel right at home when you choose to deliver your baby at the Women's & Infants unit, where a home-like feel and soothing colors offer many of the comforts of home. Our tastefully decorated birthing rooms feature a DVD player, television, comfortable furnishings and other amenities for your comfort. There's even a whirlpool tub to help you relax and recover after childbirth.
You can relax knowing that you and your baby are in a safe, secure setting.
- All modern medical technology necessary for a safe delivery is close at hand, just hidden from view
- Advanced fetal monitoring system lets our nurses and your doctor keep a close eye on you as your labor progresses
- The latest options in pain management, natural childbirth and surgical suites for safe and convenient Caesarean sections are all available
- Hospital breast-feeding counselors can help both during and after a stay to help new mothers and their babies get off to a healthy start
During the COVID-19 pandemic, mothers and up to two persons accompanying them can be buzzed in at the Smith Wing entrance to OB. Please press the intercom button and a member of the OB staff will screen you and let you enter.
All other visitors should use either the Duncan Wing or Emergency Department entrance and proceed to OB from there.
Learn more about the amenities and services offer at Women & Infants by calling 618.463.7455.