Methodist West Hospital Maternity Tour
Notice: In-person Maternity Tours are canceled at this time. View our Virtual Tours below.
To keep you and your loved ones safe during the global outbreak of COVID-19, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is restricting visitors at our facilities. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation for future tours. Please check back here and follow the Blank Children’s Facebook page for updates and information.
You can view video tours for both of our maternity centers online at the links below.
We encourage expecting parents to attend a tour of the maternity center to help prepare for the upcoming birth of their baby. You may schedule a maternity tour during any stage of pregnancy, but we do recommend taking a tour before 35 weeks. The maternity center tours are for small groups and last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are limited to expecting moms and one support person.
Methodist West Hospital Maternity Center is located on the 5th floor. Park in front of the hospital (east side) from 60th Street. After entering the hospital, go directly to the maternity center by taking the elevators to the 5th floor. You will enter the maternity center reception area after stepping off the elevator. Please wait there for your tour guide.
Cancellations can occur due to room availability, weather and other unforeseen circumstances. You will be notified by e-mail and/or phone (depending on contact information provided from registration).
Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming tour. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a tour, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. If you have already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.
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