Women's Health

We are prepared to address every vital medical need a woman has, including obstetrics, prenatal and neonatal support, breast cancer prevention and treatment, heart and vascular care, physical therapy, and more.

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Women & Infants Center
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Our team is devoted to the treatment and care of women and children. With a comprehensive line of obstetrical, pediatric, and cardiovascular care programs-among many others, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital has spent years helping women manage and maintain their health in a variety of crucial ways. 

Experience Matters

Health isn’t just a physical feeling. It’s an experience that’s personal to you. HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital has a wide range of primary and specialty services for women and children in O'Fallon. This includes access to many of the most experienced providers in the region. 

Women's services

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Women’s Services give women options to prevent and treat diseases that keep them from being in the best possible health. We offer a full range of primary and specialty services.

Breast Health And Mammography
Breast health is important. 3D mammography increases the rate of breast cancer detection by 40 percent. Learn more today about 3D mammography at St. Elizabeth's. 
For women over 50, it is important to get a Bone Density Scan. Bone density scanning is an enhanced form of x-ray technology. Bone density is often measured to detect or monitor osteoporosis or other medical conditions found in the bones. The scan is also known as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), or bone densitometry, and is most often performed in the lower spine and hips. It is the established measuring standard for bone mineral density (BMD). In some adults and most children, the whole body is scanned. DEXA uses very low radiation amounts.

Being female puts you at risk of developing osteoporosis and broken bones. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation here are important facts every woman should know:  
  • Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women. 

  • Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. 

  • A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. 

There are multiple reasons why women are more likely to get osteoporosis than men, including: 

  • Women tend to have smaller, thinner bones than men. 

  • Estrogen, a hormone in women that protects bones, decreases sharply when women reach menopause which can cause bone loss. This is why the chance of developing osteoporosis increases as women reach menopause. 

Gynecology at St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Gynecology, which often overlaps with obstetrics, is the medical specialty that cares for the health of the female reproductive system. Our team provides comprehensive and compassionate care to women through all phases of their life. Whether you need an annual exam or have a more complex health concern, you can receive the care you are accustomed to receiving from HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

We provide a full range of care from general health to the detection and treatment of more complex conditions of the female reproductive system, including: 

  • Infections 
  • Cancer 
  • Reproductive Health 
  • Breast Health 
  • Pelvic Pain 
  • Menopause 
  • Incontinence 
Women and Infants Center
Our beautifully appointed birthing suites enable mothers and babies to remain in one room throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care. These suites include a sleeper sofa to accommodate overnight guests.