Methodist West Maternity Center
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Methodist West Hospital offers experienced staff, beautiful surroundings and 24/7 on-site neonatal support in partnership with Blank Children's Hospital. Our goal is to create a special birth experience for you and your family. With patient satisfaction in the 99th percentile, we understand why so many new moms have chosen and recommended Methodist West Hospital!
One of the most beautiful and comfortable maternity centers in Des Moines, the Methodist West Maternity Center supports our family-centered approach to care, so each of our rooms is spacious in order to accommodate family and friends. We also provide two waiting areas for family with comfortable seating and televisions.
Our birthing suites are designed with the complete comfort and safety of mother and baby in mind. Our 24 beautiful suites offer many comforts for new moms, including:
- Flat screen televisions
- Whirlpool tubs
- Pull-out couches for family and friends
- Convenient room service, offering a wide variety of menu selections
Methodist West provides a secure newborn nursery, board-certified anesthesiologists available 24 hours a day, and board-certified lactation consultants. Our unit also provides specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners from Blank Children's Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide care to your newest addition. Our neonatal nurse practitioners attend each delivery and can treat babies with some health problems in the Specialty Care Nursery (Level II NICU). The unit also has a state-of-the-art C-section delivery suite available for both scheduled C-sections and emergency C-sections should the need arise.
Who delivers at Methodist West?
Methodist West Hospital is an option for your delivery if you are identified as having a healthy, low-risk pregnancy. UnityPoint Clinic has two convenient clinics that deliver at Methodist West (Clive and Waukee) along with Midwife Services. The Iowa Clinic has three convenient clinics to choose from (Ankeny, Des Moines and West Des Moines) that also deliver at Methodist West. Talk to an OB provider at one of the locations above to see if Methodist West is an option for you.
Be sure to ask your health care provider if there are any special arrival instructions for you to follow.
- Park in front of the hospital (East side) from 60th Street.
- The main entrance is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends. After hours, please use the emergency entrance.
- 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.
For the safety of you and your baby, the Maternity Center is a locked unit. You will need to be granted access by maternity staff.
See photos of the Methodist West Maternity Center.