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Birth Center Testimonials

Meet Easton: A Finley Baby

Our experience at Finley with our labor and delivery was beyond exceptional. We ran into some unexpected issues with my son's heart rate dropping quickly during labor due to the cord being wrapped around his neck. Click here to read more.

Meet Maverick: A Finley Baby

Favorite Nurse: All of them! Each had their own unique style and we appreciated all of their support and caring nature. Our labor was a journey and each of them played a big role as we progressed until we finally delivered our little bundle of joy! Click here to read more.

Meet James "JT": A Finley Baby

My name is Bobye Manning from Dubuque, Iowa. My husband and I have been married 3 1/2 years and decided we were ready to start a family. Click to read more here. 

Meet Aliyah: A Finley Baby

My name is Angela Pyzocha from Epworth, IA and I gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Aliyah Joanne Pyzocha, on August 23, 2017. She was 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 in. long! Much bigger than her older sister, Adelynn, whom was born last July at only 6 lbs. 4 oz. 20 in. long. Click here to read more.

Meet Jaxon: A Finley Baby

Everyone was truly wonderful to me during my stay. Due to a low lying placenta I had to have a c section and was downright terrified. All staff who were there were very reassuring and supportive in helping keep me calm. I really couldn't pick a favorite provider or nurse but I must say Barb was amazing! She was the one who prepped me for surgery and was there the whole time. While my husband rubbed my face and neck, she held my hand the entire  time. Click here to read more.

Meet Graham: A Finley Baby

Favorite Provider or Nurse: Honestly, I loved everyone that cared for myself and my baby-- each nurse was great. Tammy was a great labor coach--positive, calming, and encouraging. Laura kept me calm as I prepared for unplanned c-section. Tammy was very attentive as we adjusted to our newborn and answered all our questions and Amy K. was wonderful about teaching my husband and myself about newborn care-- we even got a bath tutorial that was very helpful! Click here to read more.

Meet Liam: A Finley Baby

Liam Daniel Connolly was born on 7/11/2017 at 9:37 a.m..  He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. Liam is our 4th child.  We arrived at Finley around 2 a.m., hoping that this labor would go as quickly as the last 2 deliveries went (between 3 and 3 1/2 hours).  We typically have used the midwives for deliveries, but this time they were unavailable.  As the hours passed and the back labor became more and more intense, I opted for my very first epidural. Click here to read more.

Meet Darwin: A Finley Baby

This is the story of the birth of Darwin Glenn Oclon for Unity Point Health at Finley Hospital. The story begins the night before and wee hours of the morning Darwin was born. It was the day of the parade and fireworks in Bellevue. We had family visiting from out of town for a cookout, and Darwin's second cousins were guessing at how much he weighed, the little ones tried imagining that there was a baby in my tummy. Click here to read more.

Meet Andew: A Finley Baby

Nurse Laura was fantastic during delivery. I knew I wanted to have a natural birth and she was a great coach throughout the birthing process. Nurse Nita and Nurse Laura K were wonderful with breastfeeding support and full of knowledge and guidance. Nurse Lisa was fabulous with postpartum care. Click here to read more. 

Meet Alexandria Joy: A Finley Baby

As first time parents, my husband and I spent months preparing for the birth of our child, Alexandria Joy. We took Finley's birthing class to prepare for labor and delivery. However, the day before Alexandria was born, the doctors suggested we schedule a c-section, instead of the vaginal delivery we had prepared for. We had previously thought that a c-section was only going to be a last resort if there were some sort of emergency or delivery complication. Click here to read more.

Meet Alayna Marie: A Finley Baby

My name is Stephanie Juergens and I gave birth to my daughter, Alayna Marie Juergens on March 7, 2017 at Finley. She was 8 lbs, 3 oz. and 20 inches long. 

We are from Dubuque, Iowa and had our previous daughter Emma Juergens at Finley on June 16, 2014. I was blessed to have Barb for my nurse for the delivery of both of my daughters, and I only hope that she will be there for any future children I have as well. She was absolutely amazing and kept me calm and comfortable both times.  Click here to read more. 

Meet Blake: A Finley Baby

My favorite nurse was Christina. As first time parents she explained the process to us and gave us advice every step of the way, through labor, an emergency c-section and breastfeeding. She was very compassionate. We enjoyed the advice of the many lactation nurses on staff. Click here to read more

Meet Karson: A Finley Baby

By far the best nurse I have ever met is Barb. She was personable, nurturing, and very knowledgeable. I cannot stop talking about how much I really enjoyed her. Nita was another wonderful nurse. Funny, nurturing, and very knowledgeable. Amy too! She came out to the house after discharge and checked up on us. She was very laid back, and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed how the nurses collaborated together and worked really well together. I cannot wait until my next child to see them all again. Click here to read more

Meet Laikyn: A Finley Baby

My name is Shannon Cottrell and my husband is Ben Cottrell. On December 7th, 2016 we welcomed our second child, a sweet baby boy Laikyn Cottrell into the world at UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital. He weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. We delivered in our hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. Click here to read more