When you’re pregnant, there’s a lot to learn and today, so many different ways to learn it. Take advantage of our Family Beginnings classes, download our free BabyBeginnings App, and review our online information to learn all you can. Still have questions? Give us a call. We’re here to help. 

Family Beginnings Classes

Our series of expectant family programs offer something for every member of your family from early pregnancy, prepared childbirth and breastfeeding classes to courses designed just for new dads-to-be, grandparents and young siblings, and much more.

download Birth Plan

Planning ahead can help you have the labor and delivery experience you desire. Print our birth plan, fill it out, bring it to the hospital and share it with your nurse.

Prenatal Fitness & Massage

Staying fit and relaxed can help you have a healthy pregnancy. CoxHealth offers prenatal massage services and yoga classes.


Our OB Emergency Department is inside the Labor and Delivery unit at Cox Medical Center South. Staffed by dedicated OB hospitalists, we offer 24/7 care for pregnant women with a pregnancy-related emergency.


Thanks to a grant from Verizon, we offer free online education for expecting moms. To access these tools, call The Women's Center in Springfield for your access code. Your code will be valid for 90 days from your initial login.

Gift of Motherhood           Breastfeeding

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Choosing a physician for your baby

One of the most important things you can do during your pregnancy is choose a health care provider for your baby. This provider will examine your newborn within the first 24 hours after birth, and care for your child in the coming months and years. This information may help you choose the provider that’s best for you. 

The Newborn Channel

Are you delivering at Cox Medical Center South? Watch our helpful videos on everything from preparing for your baby's arrival to breastfeeding, baby care and more. Just enter access code 00790.

English Newborn Library
Spanish Newborn Library

Videos for our NICU families can be found here.

BabyBeginning App

Pregnancy is a wonderful journey - but it helps to know where you're going. Our free BabyBeginning app will lead you through the stages of pregnancy, through birth, breastfeeding and more. 

Get the app in the Google Play or iTunes store today. 

Child Passenger Safety

Properly installing and using a car seat can be challenging. Before you begin, always consult the car seat manufacturer's instructions and the owner's manual for your vehicle. 

Our Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians offer free car seat checks, scheduled 4 weeks in advance. Call 417-269-0920 or email today. 

Epidural Video

If you're considering an epidural during your labor, watch this video to learn more about the procedure and what to expect.

Laboring Epidurals