Prepare For Having a Baby

As your prepare for having a baby, we have documentation for you to view and/or print if you would like.

While you are in the Hospital, Please Ask your Visitors:

  • Not to use cell phones while visiting you in your Birthing Suite
  • To limit to 2 visitors at a time during labor and birth
  • If your visitor has the flu or cold symptoms to visit another time when they are feeling better

After Having a Baby

Immunizations and Your Baby 

If your baby will be covered under Title 19 Benefits, private insurance that does not cover immunizations, or you have no insurance to help with this expense, and his/her doctor is located at one of these offices: Tri-State Family Practice, Dubuque Family Practice or Dubuque Pediatrics, you will need to call the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association to schedule an appointment for their immunizations. Please call (563) 556-6200. 

Your child's first set of immunizations are due at two months of age. Please call the VNA before your child is two weeks of age to have them scheduled for their first set.

Other Resources

  • Information on Domestic Violence

  • WIC provides federal grants to states for the following: supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.