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ST. LOUIS – NewsChannel 5 got a first look Tuesday at a first-of-its-kind birthing center in St. Louis.

Suites at the new Mercy Birthing Center are set up like bedrooms with a queen-sized bed, showers, and large tubs for labor. There's also a living room area and kitchen for family members.

The Mercy Birthing Center will be fully staffed with midwives, who will meet regularly with expectant mothers and deliver the babies.

The center opens on Labor Day.

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