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Family Birthing Center

The maternity centers at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria and UnityPoint Health - Pekin are the perfect place to welcome your wonderful new baby. We combine advanced technology and highly skilled professionals with tender loving care and personal attention to you and your needs.

At our family birthing centers, you will find a calm and relaxing environment for you and your family to welcome your new baby into the world. Our skilled professionals work closely with physicians and midwives to provide the services and personal attention you need to make you and your baby as comfortable as possible.

Private Delivery Room

Your entire birthing experience takes place in the comfort of a private LDR (labor-delivery-recovery) room. This beautiful, nurturing environment feels more like home than a hospital. Your room offers a cozy sofa bed or recliner for your support person. Choose your favorite foods from our room service menu. Of course, state-of-the-art technology is there, too, tucked away out of sight until it's necessary.

An Intimate Experience

In order to make childbirth a more intimate experience between you, your partner and your baby, we guarantee a private delivery room for you and your family. Your entire birthing experience and postpartum care will take place in the comfort of a relaxing, nurturing environment. Regardless of whether you have a vaginal birth using pain medications, cesarean section or natural delivery under supervision of a midwife, you can rest easy knowing you can deliver and care for your baby without any added disturbances.

Personal Attention for You and Baby

Our certified Level II Neonatal Unit cares for at-risk babies greater than 32 weeks gestation. A neonatologist (a doctor who specializes in the care of newborns) is available if your baby should develop any problems. The neonatologist may be present at C-section births and any other delivery that involves special concerns for the health of the baby. On the rare occasions that a baby requires ventilator care, the baby will be transferred to the appropriate Level III facility.

Our goal for your stay is minimal separation of mom and baby, so we are proud to support a rooming in model.  Our staff can support you as you learn how to care for and feed for your newborn.   

Comforts of Home, Hospital Expertise

We provide an environment that combines the comforts of your home with the expertise of the hospital. Our team of experts are here to answer any questions you have as you ease into your new role as a mother. In addition, our state-of-the-art birthing rooms provide the most advanced technology, so you and your little one stay safe and healthy throughout the birthing process.


As a new mom, you deserve special attention. Our new mothers have access to special room service from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Choose your favorite meals, snacks and desserts from our full-service menu during your recovery time. Additionally, our rooms have a cozy sofa bed or recliner, and state-of-the-art technology is tucked away out of sight until it is necessary.

Flexible Visiting Hours

Welcoming a new baby is a joyful experience that many women wish to share with their friends and family. UnityPoint Health provides flexible visiting hours, allowing your family and loved ones to meet your new bundle of joy at a time that works best for you.

Your support person is welcome to stay with you throughout labor and delivery if you wish. If you have other children, they may spend time with you during your birthing experience, or you may prefer they enjoy our comfortable family lounge (under adult supervision).

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