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Birth Place

Our obstetrics (OB) wing is specially designed for the health, comfort and safety of you and your baby. State-of-the-art facilities make the birth of your baby the most joyous experience in your life. The Birth Place gives expectant mothers a comfortable, caring environment in which to have their babies.

With large labor and delivery rooms, mothers, fathers and families can eagerly await the arrival of their newborns together. The nursery, located across from the labor and delivery rooms, allows new mothers an opportunity to rest after delivery.

CMH Birth Place Services

The Birth Place combines state-of-the-art facilities with family-centered maternity care. This combination makes your pregnancy and the birth of your baby the most joyous experience in your life.

Babies can stay with their mom or in the nursery. Either way, you can rest assured that you receive the best care possible.

Our staff works closely with the physicians at:

  • Bolivar Family Care Center
  • Dallas County Family Medical Center and Walk-In Clinic
  • Humansville Family Medical Center
  • El Dorado Springs Medical Center and Walk-In Clinic
  • Willard Medical Center and Walk-In Clinic and
  • CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic

The Birth Place staff are dedicated to giving you the care and support you need during this special time.

Educational Classes

CMH recognizes the important role that family members play in preparing for and caring for a new family member. The Birth Place offers a variety of special programs and services before, during and after the birth of your baby. A series of childbirth education classes provides information about pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, baby care, and safety and security.

Our free classes give you the information you need on the process of childbirth. They prepare you to choose the best available options. Learn ways to cope with labor. Practice breathing and relaxation techniques and discuss the role of your labor support person(s).

Available classes include:

  • Childbirth, The Big Picture
  • Baby Basics
  • Breast Feeding Basics

View the online class schedule. For more information or to register for childbirth education courses, call 417-328-6302 or visit the Birth Place Facebook page.

LDRP Rooms

The Birth Place has six labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) rooms. They allow expectant mothers to receive all their services in one room — a private, relaxed environment with family for support. Overflow rooms are also available for moms and babies.

Our rooms are equipped with modern equipment and monitors, yet remain comfortable. Each suite has an adjustable labor bed, private bath, walk-in shower, TV/DVD and sofa that turns into a bed.

CMH Home Medical Equipment

CMH HME offers a variety of products for new moms and babies. Ask your nurse for more information. Available products include:

  • Medela breast pump and accessories
  • Lanolin cream
  • Compression hose/socks/tights
  • Maternity belts
  • Bili blanket rentals
  • Enteral feeding supplies and nutrients

Car Seat Safety

CMH has staff members with car seat certifications who can provide professional car seat evaluation for patients upon request. On discharge, we will assist patients with buckling their car seat and ensuring straps are snug against the infant.

CMH Birth Place Virtual Tour

Learn more about the CMH Birth Place in this virtual tour.

A 'Birthing Friendly' Hospital

Citizens Memorial Hospital is a “Birthing Friendly” hospital, as shown on Medicare’s Care Compare website. CMH participates in the Missouri Hospital Association's Missouri Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The collaborative supports birthing organizations, providers and stakeholders in maternal and infant health. CMH implements evidence-based care to improve maternal health.


We recommend that you pre-admit early in your pregnancy for your hospital stay. You can do this by visiting the admissions office at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Radiology/Main Registration. You can also pre-admit over the phone by calling 417-328-6555.



CMH Birth Place exterior

CMH Birth Place


1500 N. Oakland Avenue, Bolivar

Directions to CMH Birth Place

Patient Resources

Hospital Packing List — Download this printable checklist of what to pack for mom, dad and baby for the big day.

CMH Patient Portal — Secure online access to your health information from your computer or smartphone.

Patient Rights — Be aware of your rights and responsibilities as a patient and consumer of our services.

Online Bill Pay — Our secure online bill pay service gives you a safe and convenient option for paying your bill.

Patient Comments

All patient satisfaction ratings are submitted by actual patients and verified by an independent patient satisfaction company, National Research Corporation. National Research Corporation provides the technology to display ratings and comments on our provider profiles and practice pages.

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