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What To Expect When Delivering During COVID-19
At UnityPoint Health, we know you may have lots of questions and concerns around COVID-19. To help, we've compiled a list of common questions and answers.
What to Expect When Delivering During COVID-19.
We've also implemented strict safety measures and procedures to ensure the safety of our patients, communities and team members.
UnityPoint Health Family Birthing Center - Methodist
The maternity center at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria, IL is the perfect place to welcome your wonderful new baby. We combine advanced technology and highly skilled professionals with tender loving maternity care, and personal attention to you and your needs.
At our family birthing center, 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. Contact us to learn more at (309) 672-4852.
Due to COVID-19, your care may look or feel a bit different than the video above.
- Tours: In-person tours of the Family Birthing Center are currently suspended.
- Parking: Valet parking is currently closed. Upon arrival, please enter through the emergency department entrance on Hamilton.
- Visitor Restrictions: One support person can accompany mothers to the hospital. That person will be screened and asked to wear a mask for the duration of their time at the hospital.
- Screening and Testing: Mothers with a scheduled induction or C-section will be asked to visit a COVID-19 testing site two days before delivery. Patients who are not prescheduled for their delivery will be given a rapid test upon arrival to the hospital.
- Find out what else has changed, and what we're doing to keep you safe.
Private Delivery Room
Your 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. Of course, state-of-the- art technology is there too, tucked away out of sight until it's necessary. Since your privacy is important to us, after delivery you will be moved to a private, quiet postpartum room. Your room offers a cozy sofa bed for your support person. Choose your favorite foods from our room service menu.
An Intimate Postpartum Experience
In order to make childbirth a more intimate experience between you, your partner and your baby, we guarantee a private postpartum 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
At Methodist, 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 at both facilities 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 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. During the postpartum stay, moms planning to breastfeed will have the opportunity to meet with an on-site lactation consultant. 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, and state-of-the-art technology is tucked away out of sight until it is necessary.
Connect With Our Team
Contact our team at (309) 672-4852 with any questions, or request a free brochure on the UnityPoint Health Family Birthing Center - Methodist in Peoria, Illinois.