A Personalized Delivery Experience (Infographic)
Did you know there are 6 million births each year in the United States? In fact, 98.8 percent take place in a hospital and delivery unit. The miracle of new life is special and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is committed to providing you and your growing family a meaningful, comfortable and unique childbirth experience. No matter where you decide to deliver your baby, the highly skilled staff at all three of our Des Moines area maternity centers will give you and your baby an exceptional level of personal attention and amenities during your special moment.
Family-Centered Approach to Maternity Care
Becoming a new parent is a process. There is no “right way” to give birth. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines offers many options to best meet your individual and family needs along your journey. From our family-centered approach, to our birth and baby care classes; we strive to make each birth experience meet your wishes and expectations. We’re proud to offer families the following services at each of our locations:
Individualized support: Each birth experience is unique; our nurses are always available to help and offer support as you become acquainted with your new family member.
- Devoted staff: Our nurses are specially trained to offer you the care that you and your newborn will need before, during and the first few days after birth. If the need arises, Blank Children's Hospital providers are on hand at each of our maternity centers to provide neonatal support.
- Baby-friendly maternity units: Labor, delivery and recovery all take place in the same room on our units allowing mom and family to stay in one location during their stay.
- A family-centered philosophy: The mother's partner is encouraged to remain with her throughout her stay and other family members may visit at any time.
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Maternity Center Amenities
When it comes to the comfort and care of you and your baby during your stay, we’ve thought of everything. Because after all, it’s not every day we welcome your little one into the world. We’re proud to provide the following amenities at each of our maternity centers:
- Flat screen televisions
- VCR/DVD/CD players
- Whirlpool tubs
- Pull-out couches for visitors
- Newborn photography
- Renovated waiting areas with vending machines, play center for children, flat screen televisions and comfortable seating
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Maternity Services
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Maternity Services includes maternity centers at three of our hospitals: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital. No matter which hospital you choose, you will find experienced and caring physicians, nurses and support staff that will help you welcome the newest member of your family. Schedule a tour at any of our maternity centers today!