Iowa Methodist Medical Center 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.
Iowa Methodist Medical Center Maternity Center is located on the 6th floor of the Powell Wing. Park in the parking lot off of Woodland Avenue on the south side of the hospital. Enter the hospital through the Powell entrance (beneath the blue awning) and take the Powell elevators to the 6th floor. The maternity center waiting area is located directly in front of the elevators. Please wait there for your tour guide.
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Cancellations can occur due to room availability, weather and other unforeseen circumstances. You will be notified by email 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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