Birth Center

UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center

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

Family-Centered Care

Rooming-In With 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:

  • Feeding
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Bathing
  • Soothing techniques
  • Newborn characteristics
Comfort and Convenience
To make your experience easier and safer, you'll move through check-in and into your private room as quickly as possible. At Trinity Birth Center, you and your family spend the first days with your baby in a private room. We know you want to spend time alone with your baby, so our postpartum team keeps interruptions to a minimum but is always available if you need assistance. We'll make sure you have quality care with as few interruptions as possible.

What's Available at Trinity?

Birth Plan Choice

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.

Expert Care
A Blank Children's Hospitalist and nurses will monitor you and baby during your stay. The Blank Children's provider will also give the baby his or her first exam. Your nurse will do assessments, including:
  • Initial assessment and exam
  • Reflexes
  • Daily weight check
  • Feedings
  • Wet and soiled diapers
  • Jaundice
Level II Special Care Nursery
Sometimes babies need extra care when they are born; Trinity Birth Center offers that special care in partnership with Blank Children's Hospital. Babies who can need medical treatment, will spend time in our Level II special care nursery where they can be continuously monitored. Our Level II nursery can provide breathing support for babies that are having respiratory difficulties. They may be given an IV drip for fluids and/or medications. Additionally, we are able to help newborns who are experiencing difficulty sucking and need help getting nourishment by giving them breast milk or formula through a nasogastric (NG) tube.
Assistance After Birth

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.


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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.

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Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

Trinity Birth Center has been recognized by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Maternity Care designation for offering higher quality and cost-effective care, and for taking action to reduce racial health disparities across the maternity care spectrum.