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Suite Beginnings Program

Offered throughout Dubuque, Iowa, and the surrounding area, Suite Beginnings is a complimentary program that brings personalized nursing care and education to new parents and their babies in the comfort of their own home.

Preparing for Baby

You may stop by the Suite Beginnings office in the Delhi Medical Building or call their office to schedule a time to speak to the nurse. The discussion with the nurse covers important topics for expectant parents about:

  • Pre-registration for their stay in our Birthing Suites
  • Making informed decisions about the birth experience and filling out a birth plan
  • Preparing for parenthood
  • Assisting with registration to the many education offerings available
  • Answering questions

Before the baby is born, schedule a time to speak with a nurse from Suite Beginnings.

After Delivery

After mom and baby go home, the Suite Beginnings nurse will visit mom and baby in your home to conduct a thorough assessment of the baby - wherever you may be located in the Dubuque area. They will examine, weight, check the infant for jaundice, draw blood, and communicate with the provider. Time will be provided for breastfeeding support and other questions the parents may have, all without you and your baby leaving home.

Expect More From Your Birth Center

Suite Beginnings has changed the way we do things in our Family Birthing Suites. We begin the parents' education process before they come to the Family Birthing Suites. This gives time for the new family to enjoy the birth of their baby with family and friends who come to visit them in the hospital. Because the new parents have continued support and education at home, they can absorb this information better before and after their stay at our Family Birthing Suites. Their hospital stay becomes more enjoyable, less stressful and less overwhelming.