Blank Children's Hospital

Maternity Services

At Blank Children's Hospital, we are proud to partner with the maternity centers at Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West Hospitals to ensure newborns receive the best in care should an emergency arise during delivery. At Iowa Methodist, our neonatal specialists are just seconds away from the maternity unit. At Iowa Lutheran, a neonatal transport team nurse attends all delivers and at Methodist West a neonatal nurse practitioner is on-hand to provide advanced care if needed. Should a baby need specialized care after delivery, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is ready.

Our Neonatal Transport Team travels across the state to help care for newborns in need at other hospitals' maternity center. Should a baby need advanced care, our transport team is just one call away.

Learn more about the maternity services our at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines hospitals.

We also provide care to women through our Midwife Services and Perinatal Center. Our Certified Nurse Midwives offer women a safe and personalized experience. They treat women during all stages of  life, including puberty, birth and menopause. The providers at the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Perinatal Center are trained to deal with high-risk pregnancies. The perinatologist works with you and your physicians to develop a plan for care that is best for you and your unborn baby.