About Trinity BirthPlace
You're the love of their life. And you're family to us. Let the expert care team at UnityPoint Health - Trinity BirthPlace show you how much you and your family matter. With comfortable rooms, compassionate care and personal attention, the BirthPlace is your home away from home to welcome your bundle of joy.
You deserve the very best for you and your baby. Our comprehensive OB/GYN services provide individualized care, support and education throughout pregnancy, delivery, recovery and the many stages of life.
Our trusted team of professionals includes family practice physicians, obstetricians, nurses and support staff. We respect your individual needs and goals, promote family-centered care and offer the resources you need to prepare for your growing family.
Enjoy all the comforts of home and exceptional, family-centered care from Trinity's experienced staff. It all happens in the most advanced facilities to care for newborns in the region.
All of our mothers are placed into private hospital rooms, to accommodate your privacy and comfort as much as possible.
- Snacks and beverages available 24/7
- Pull-out couch for labor support person
- TV, CD, and DVD player in your suite
- Wireless access
Having a baby involves your entire family, and Trinity makes it possible for them to be present. We make room for that special family member that you want to involve and we'll follow your lead throughout the birth process. Our family-centered approach also means you and your baby will share the same nurse and your baby will be in your room with you as much as you want.
At Trinity, we realize you have a choice where you deliver. As part of your decision-making process, we invite you to click below to take a virtual tour of Trinity's BirthPlace locations to see the difference our family-centered care makes.
For a personal tour, call (309) 779-5922 for Moline or (563) 742-4600 for Bettendorf.
Our board-certified lactation consultants are committed to helping you have a positive breastfeeding experience. We offer a wide variety of services for before and after delivery including:
- Prenatal breastfeeding class
- Breastfeeding educational materials and aids
- Prenatal assessment for women with previous or anticipated breastfeeding problems
- In-hospital consultations for mothers and newborns
- Outpatient consultation for nursing mothers and babies
- Telephone consultations
Trinity Lactation Consultants
UnityPoint at Home – Home Medical Equipment in the Quad Cities offers a selection of maternity/nursing pumps, supplies, and other breastfeeding aids for sale. Contact our trained staff by phone or visit our retail location. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help inform you of the options that best fit you and your baby’s needs.
Delivery and Your Hospital Stay
- Make sure you are talking with your OB doctor at every prenatal visit about this pregnancy and your childbirth concerns, expectations and preferences. Your doctor has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you, plus knows you and your health conditions.
- Here are some topics to discuss
- Discomforts of pregnancy you are experiencing and how to handle them
- Signs of labor and when to come to the hospital
- Do you call the doctor first or head directly to the hospital?
- Support persons you want in labor and with delivery
- Use of electronic fetal monitoring
- Activities suggested for labor (walking? chair-sitting? birth-ball? squat bar?)
- Position options in labor; positions for pushing and birthing
- Need for an IV
- Ice chips, popsicles & hard candy in labor
- Medications in labor for pain control: how do the medications limit activity? how do the medications affect labor and baby?
- Other types of medicines that might be given during labor and birth
- Any special concerns about being able to deliver vaginally?
- Use of cameras and video recorders
- Need for an episiotomy
- Viewing birth with a mirror
- Can the father cut the cord?
- Holding and touching baby after birth
- Circumcision decision, if having a boy: who does the circumcision?
- Breastfeeding after delivery
- Any special concerns or preferences of parents for labor or birth
- Bettendorf's cafeteria is located on the lower level of the hospital.
- The cafeteria serve a variety of hot and cold foods. Hours of operation are posted by the entrance doors.
- Vending machines are also available.
- Be in healthy, stable condition - as determined by their doctor
- Be taught about mom's recovery needs and care
- Be taught about baby's needs and care
- Mom states she understands discharge instructions for herself and her baby
- Mom shows the ability to correctly care for herself
- Mom shows she can safely care for and correctly feed her baby
- Have information about needed follow-up appointments
- Have orders written for discharge by the OB doctor and pediatrician
There are several things you can do ahead of time to help avoid insurance slow-downs and surprises:
- Check now with your insurance company about coverage for mom and a new baby.
- Find out what co-payments or deductibles are required.
- Notify your insurance company soon after the birth of the new baby (to enroll baby as a new dependent).
- Complete hospital preregistration forms and return them to the hospital. We recommend you complete pre-registration forms when you're 18-20 weeks along in your pregnancy. For your convenience, you may also submit your information online through our secure pre-registration form.
UnityPoint Health - Trinity ensures the security of every newborn through the use of:
- An infant electronic tracking system (baby tags and unit sensors)
- Special identification bands
- Cameras, security locks and controlled, observed traffic on and off of the unit
- Special hospital ID badges for all staff
- All maternity rooms are private.
- Each has a bathroom, shower, television, telephone, rocker, table and chairs, a bed for mom plus full size sleeper so the support person can spend the night.
- A nurse-call system for help is in every maternity room and in every bathroom.
Following labor and birth, new mothers and babies are in the hospital for only a short while (based on baby's delivery time):
- Vaginal delivery moms, without complications, go home 24 to 48 hours after birth
- Cesarean birth moms usually go home 48 to 72 hours after birth, but sometimes may need to stay as long 96 hours
-UnityPoint Health – Trinity offers family-centered cesarean delivery to enhance the delivery experience of all women having a cesarean birth. Each BirthPlace campus features a highly skilled surgical team and two state-of-the-art operating suites to ensure a safe environment for both mother and baby.
- Parking is located in the lots near the main entrance to maternity services and the main entrance of the hospital.
- Wheelchairs are available if needed.
- Birth information is not given out over the phone
- Family and friends should be told to call members of the new family for labor and birth information
- We discourage the publication of birth announcements in local newspapers and church bulletins
- We actively advise against announcing baby's arrival with:
- Storks or other signs in the yard
- Banners on the front or garage door
- Balloons on home mailboxes
UnityPoint Health – Trinity provides a smoke-free environment for its patients, visitors and employees. Smoking is a health hazard for everyone but especially for babies and children. It is not allowed anywhere inside our hospitals.
Babies and children who are around cigarette smoke have increased health risks:
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Upper respiratory infections
- Allergies and lung problems
- If there are smokers in your family, we recommend that smoking only take place in a part of the house that is closed to babies and children. If this place is outside of the home, make sure it is not at a main entrance or somewhere children play.
At UnityPoint Health – Trinity, we understand how important it is to introduce your new bundle of joy to your family and friends. To ensure a safe and healthy environment for you and your baby, we have implemented the following guidelines for visitors:
- The husband, father of the baby or designated birthing partner is welcome to come and go throughout the hospital stay, as needed. This person is not considered a "visitor."
- One person may spend the night with the new mother and baby, if desired.
- Following delivery, grandparents and siblings may visit, as the new mom desires, in her hospital room.
- While siblings of any age are allowed to visit, other children must be 12 years or older to visit. Please be aware that an adult (other than the new mom) must always be present to supervise young siblings or visiting children.
- The healthy newborn remains in mom's room when visitors are present as we do not have traditional "viewing nurseries." Moms and babies are separated only for health care reasons.
- New parents should screen visitors for any signs of infection, asking anyone with the following symptoms to wait to visit, much less touch the baby, until they are better:
- Cold, the flu or an upper respiratory infection
- Diarrhea or stomach flu
- Rash of unknown cause
- Sore throat
- Cold sores
- Any contagious condition
- Hand washing with warm water and soap or with antibacterial gel should always be done immediately before anyone touches or holds the new baby.
- To allow mom enough time for rest and required care and teaching during her brief hospital stay, we recommend that visits be limited to short periods of time (15-30 minutes).
- Often it may be best for extended family and friends to wait until mom is settled at home to visit.Once home, new parents should continue to screen visitors for signs of infection and make sure anyone handling the baby washes their hands first.