Baptist DeSoto Maternity Care


Recognized Excellence in Maternity Care

The national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has designated Baptist DeSoto’s maternity care program as a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Maternity Care by the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Quality care with healthier moms and babies is the goal of the Blue Distinction Center of Excellence designation, and Baptist DeSoto meets or exceeds the stringent criteria that emphasizes patient safety and positive clinical outcomes.Baptist DeSoto also meets additional criteria defined by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Maternity Quality Model, a statewide initiative aimed at improving maternity health and making childbirth safer.

Expectant mothers and fathers can rely on Baptist DeSoto to deliver the specialized, compassionate care they and their new babies deserve.

Becoming a mom is one of life’s most rewarding milestones. At Baptist, we understand not only the importance of your prenatal care, but also the benefits of having a comfortable setting for labor and delivery.

Beautiful Beginnings at Baptist

At Baptist DeSoto, we believe every birth is a beautiful beginning, and we are here to assist you and your family with your transition to new, or renewed, parenthood. Our service and care are designed to help you to learn as much as possible about your baby’s needs and your own well-being. And our family-focused approach enables us to personalize our care for each family based on your values and beliefs.

We recommend that you discuss your birth plans in advance with your obstetrician, pediatrician and family members. You will want their support so you can have the positive birth experience you desire. When you arrive at the hospital, please inform your nurse of your desires, as well. While you cannot prepare for every possibility, having a birth plan will ensure your preferences are known, and we will make every effort to accommodate your wishes.

OB/GYN Providers Who Deliver at Baptist DeSoto

We are proud to have obstetricians from these three area clinics providing care for our expecting moms and delivering babies at Baptist Desoto.

Meet our Providers
  • Baptist Medical Group- Women's Consultants

    401 Southcrest Circle, Suite 104
    Southaven, MS 38671
  • Cornerstone Women's Center

    6819 Crumpler Blvd, Suite 101
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
  • MOGA: Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association, P.C.

    7900 Airways, Building C, Suite 2
    Southaven, MS 38671

The Women’s Pavilion

The Women’s Pavilion at Baptist DeSoto is a facility dedicated to the care of women and newborns. It features an advanced infant security system to ensure your and your baby’s safety. Our nurses and staff have extensive experience in caring for obstetrical, surgical, chronic and acute care gynecological patients.

Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (LDR) Rooms

Every birth experience is unique, and our goal is to make your experience memorable, joyful and safe, so we do all we can to ensure you can go through labor, delivery and recovery in one room. Each of our nine private LDR rooms is specially designed to provide a comfortable and intimate setting for you, your newborn and your family. Each room is equipped with a radiant warming bed to keep your baby warm.

Postpartum Unit and Level II Nursery

The 24-bed postpartum mother/baby unit offers comfortable rooms with private baths and couches for family members. Our Level II nursery is equipped with 10 nursery beds and provides enhanced care and treatment for newborns with special needs.

Obstetric Emergency Department

Baptist DeSoto’s five-bed obstetric emergency department (OBED), located in the Women’s Pavilion, is staffed around the clock with board-certified OB/GYN doctors to care for you when something doesn’t feel right. You can count on us to provide immediate care for pregnancy or postpartum related emergencies.

Baby-Friendly Designation

Baptist DeSoto has earned the Baby Friendly® designation. This prestigious international award recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

The honor was bestowed by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The criteria for the designation is based on Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and are designed to set the standards for the best possible breastfeeding support for mother and infant in the maternity setting, ensuring high-quality care in this critical area of mother/baby care.

The Baby-Friendly designation is for a period of five years. Each year, Baptist DeSoto reports statistics related to the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to achieve re-designation.

Read more about Baptist DeSoto Maternity Resources

Education Opportunities

The Women’s Pavilion at Baptist DeSoto provides several monthly prenatal classes, free of charge and taught by our staff. Our goal is to offer evidence-based education for parents and their support persons.

Learn more about Maternity and Childbirth Classes at Baptist DeSoto

Online Classes and Education

The Women’s Pavilion at Baptist DeSoto is proud to offer a free anytime, anywhere online education option for prenatal care, childbirth, breastfeeding, newborn care and more. YoMingo, our online education program, is designed to give you convenient access to valuable information and support your needs at every stage of your health care journey. Register for the program here, and follow the instructions to set up your secure account. You will receive a confirmation email from YoMingo at If you don’t receive an email, be sure to check your spam/junk folder. You can also download the mobile app version by searching your app store for “YoMingo”. This online education program is available on any device and comes in multiple languages.

Register for Online Classes