Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are so glad you are looking at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines for this exciting time for you and your family. At both of the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Maternity Centers you will find experienced and caring physicians, midwives, nurses and support staff who will help you welcome the newest member of your family. We believe in a family-centered approach to maternity care. Our team is here to respond to your needs with the highest level of skill, professionalism and compassion.
At UnityPoint Health – Des Moines we offer families a wide range of services during each stage of your pregnancy and beyond:
- Individualized attention – We know each birth experience is unique and our nurses are always available to help and offer support as you become acquainted with your baby.
- Highly skilled staff – Our nurses are specially trained to offer you the care that you and your newborn will need before and during the first few days after birth. If the need arises, Blank Children's Hospital physicians and specialists are on hand at both of our maternity centers to provide neonatal support.
- Specially designed maternity units – Labor, delivery and recovery all take place in the same room on our units allowing mom and family to remain in one location during their stay. State-of-the-art surgical suites are also available right on the maternity units at both Iowa Methodist and Methodist West to ensure that they are available when needed.
- A family-friendly visitor policy – We understand that the birth experience is exciting for all members of your family. The mother's support person is encouraged to remain with her throughout her stay and other family members may visit at any time. We will work with mothers to limit visitors when extra rest and recovery are needed.
Our Maternity Centers
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Located on Powell 6
1660 60th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Located on Level 5