St. Luke's Birth Care
- Obstetric patients may have one support person accompany them.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients may have one birth parent plus one significant other who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
Expectant Parent Online & Class Resources
Due to COVID-19 we are not offering in-person prenatal classes. To assist expecting parents, we have compiled the following resources for expectant parents:
Delivering Amazing Babies Every Day
Last year nearly 2,400 babies were born at St. Luke's Birth Care Center. St. Luke's is Cedar Rapids' Baby Hospital, which means three out of four babies born in Cedar Rapids celebrate their birthday at St. Luke's.
Our Center for Women's and Children's Health is exceptional in delivering the highest quality of care with a strong family-centered focus. You will find our facilities and staff deeply committed to serving you and your family. We are very proud of our maternity, NICU and pediatric services and we strive to make every experience as special and unique as each birth!
Pre-register your delivery
There's no need for added stress at the hospital. Take care of the paperwork before the contractions start by providing your contact, mailing and insurance information online. Click here to pre-register.
Tour St. Luke's
At St. Luke's, we realize you have a choice where you deliver. As part of your decision-making process, we invite you to watch our virtual tour of St. Luke's private 100 percent NICU-ready birth suites to see the difference our family-centered care makes. We offer tours seven days a week, at varying times. Schedule your personal tour by calling (319) 369-8129, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, email us at UPH_CentralScheduling-CR@unitypoint.org and we'll follow up to complete your registration.
During our meeting, our nurses help you plan for your birth, answer your questions and address your special requests. You'll learn more about the safety measures we have in place for COVID-19, our private birth suites, Level III NICU and much more.
Find a doctor for you and your baby
Remember that when you choose a doctor for your pregnancy, you need to choose a pediatrician for your new baby as well. Find your pediatrician today.
Read up on credible pregnancy tips at All Things Baby
Once you start showing, your bump is going to attract quite a bit of unsolicited advice. Take what you hear with a grain of salt and remember to ask an actual medical professional if you have any questions. Visit All Things Baby.
Register for birth care classes
Whatever life stage you're in - whether you're looking to start a family, pregnant, or a new or experienced parent - St. Luke's has classes and support groups for your entire family. Learn more or sign up today.
Podcast Episode: Top Questions from Expecting Parents
Shari King, RN, labor and delivery nurse at St. Luke's Birth Care Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the top questions she receives from expecting parents.