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NEW: Lactation Services

If you are a new mom and have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, you can schedule an appointment with Emily Walden. In addition to being a Certified Nurse Midwife, Emily is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. During your consultation with her, she can diagnose and treat both you and your baby, making it a one-stop shop. She has a baby scale where you can do weight checks and other supplies to help with any problems you may be experiencing. Anyone can be seen for lactation services, whether you have been a patient at Midwife Services or if you are new to UnityPoint Health. Call the clinic to ask questions or schedule an appointment: 515-309-6011.

Childbirth Education

The childbirth education team offers a series of three classes for midwife patients approximately 28-32 weeks pregnant. We ask that patients commit to attend all three sessions. The cost of the classes is $10. If interested, please call the clinic at 515-309-6011.

Class One

  • Healthy Birth Practices
  • Recognizing the Signs of Labor
  • States of Labor
  • Preterm Labor Warning Signs
  • Fears
  • Breathing and Relaxation

Class Two

  • Labor Tools and Comfort Measures
  • Role of Labor Support
  • Birth Plan and Wish Lists
  • Aromatherapy and Massage
  • Positions for Labor
  • Breathing Patterns and Pushing
  • Medical Interventions

Class Three

  • C-Section Indication and Prevention
  • Newborn Appearance and Procedures
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum Characteristics
  • Care for Mom
  • Newborn Care
  • Meditation and Relaxation

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To schedule an appointment with one of our Certified Nurse Midwives, please call the clinic at (515) 309-6011 or request an appointment online now

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