Focusing on the Well-Being & Comfort of You and Your Baby
We are here for that special moment baby is born, and to answer any questions you have before and after baby is born. Call us any time of the day at (515) 574-6052.
Why Choose Trinity Birth Center
Our nurses, care managers and breastfeeding educators work closely with you and your obstetrician (OB). Having your baby at Trinity means modern rooms and a supportive team designed to make your birth experience comfortable and safe. Blank Children's Hospital nurse practitioners provide 24/7 inpatient pediatric and newborn nursery care at Trinity Regional Medical Center. Together, we are completely dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of your baby.
Benefits of choosing Trinity Birth Center
- Supportive, caring team
- Partnership with Blank Children's Hospital for newborn nursery care and Level II Special Care Nursery
- Built-in warming beds and infant bathing areas
- Home-like atmosphere
- Cesarean delivery and recovery on unit
- Comforting labor support
- Breastfeeding educators
- Family-centered care
- Refrigerator in all rooms
- Postpartum support
We encourage your birth partner and your baby's siblings to bond with your baby in your comfortable, private room. Your nurse will include family members in discussions or issues concerning the birth of your baby with your permission. After you give birth, your nurse will teach you various types of baby care, including:
- Cord care
- Circumcision care
- Soothing techniques
- Newborn characteristics
Our Birth Center
What's Available at Trinity?
We work with you and your OB during your pregnancy. Together, we plan for a low-intervention delivery. You can start making your birth plan now.
- Support from a nurse for a more personal and natural approach to labor and delivery.
- Options such as breathing techniques, counter pressure and ambulation position changes to manage contractions and discomfort naturally.
- Birthing balls and wireless fetal monitors to let you move around during labor.
A lactation specialist is available to help make sure breastfeeding is going well and help work out any concerns. If you choose not to breastfeed, we'll help you set up a healthy feeding plan for your baby. This support gives you the preparation to care for your newborn at home.
- Initial assessment and exam
- Daily weight check
- Wet and soiled diapers
We provide support into your "fourth trimester." Women go through a lot of emotional, physical and hormonal changes when having a baby. Being a new mom is difficult and comes with a lot of different emotions. Now, more than ever, it is important to take care of yourself. If you have been feeling down, anxious or overwhelmed, we have partnered with Berryhill Center to provide you with additional support.
We have a licensed mental health therapist with specialized training in perinatal mental health who provides appointments at UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN - Fort Dodge. Call (515) 574-6870 to schedule an appointment.
Online Childbirth Education Videos
Trinity Birth Center offers expectant parents another option for childbirth education through online videos that provide information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth. These videos are for those who are unable to attend our conventional childbirth preparation classes due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints.
Through our partnership with Blank Children's Hospital, expectant parents also have access to additional online parenting and postpartum education.