Preparing for Baby | UnityPoint Health - Sioux City, Iowa

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Preparing for Baby

Babies don't come with an instruction manual. But at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's, we try to provide you with the next best thing. You can sign up for a series of free childbirth education classes.

What to Look for in Pregnancy Care

Maintaining a healthy pregnancy is essential to having a healthy baby. Choose to deliver your baby in a birth center you trust.

Modern Amenities

For labor and delivery, comfort is key. St. Luke's, multimillion dollar birth center not only offers comfortable private rooms, jet tubs and wireless Internet; it features modern amenities to put your mind at ease, like WatchChild fetal monitoring and a comprehensive security system.

High Risk Pregnancy Care

UnityPoint Clinic Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center is lead by the area's only full-time perinatologist, an ob/gyn physician with additional education to care for high-risk pregnancies.

Our labor and delivery staff is also experienced in monitoring both normal and high-risk pregnancies with specially designed antepartum rooms and private outpatient rooms for moms who need testing and observation before they give birth. The only center in Siouxland dedicated to the special needs of high-risk maternal patients, we provide peace of mind, close to home.

Hospital Pre-Admission

We're here to help you with the baby basics. To begin, request a packet to be mailed to you to help you plan your birth, shorten the hospital admission process and understand all of the St. Luke's Birth Center services. In addition, you can complete our OB pre-admission form.

When Labor Begins

St. Luke's is here to help you by letting your first moments of labor be ones of pure excitement, not worry. When the big day arrives, notify your physician, grab your pre-packed hospital bag and head to St. Luke's. Our admitting desk will direct you to our, state-of-the-art labor and delivery center to welcome your baby into the world.

Additional Resources

Remember, Iowa law requires children to be secured in a car seat.  St. Luke's Partners offer safe, portable infant seats at wholesale prices for St. Luke's moms. Call 712-279-3220 for more information, or visit with your nurse when you deliver.