Labor & Delivery
Our Birth Center is preferred by four out of five moms-to-be in Sioux City and the surrounding area, and it's easy to see why. As the highest rated Level II Regional Obstetrical facility in Sioux City and the region, we provide a contemporary, home-like setting where a mother can labor, deliver and begin recovery with all the safety of the hospital's modern medical care.
"During delivery, the nurses listened to my needs and made sure to keep me as comfortable as possible. They helped with anything I needed and answered all my questions. I trust the staff here and have only ever had positive experiences."
St. Luke's Birth Center is a secure area, protected with cameras and identification badges. Each newborn wears an alarm band for added security. Visitors can enter the birth center only through a video-monitored call system with controlled entry, ensuring safety for all mothers and babies.
Our experienced nurses work closely with you - coaching and helping to ease your labor and support your delivery.
The Ann & Ray Greenberg Family Center
The Ann & Ray Greenberg Family Center for Labor & Delivery offers secure, private state-of-the-art birthing suites, patient rooms for women with high-risk pregnancies requiring specialized care and rooms for outpatient monitoring and other tests. These suites offer amenities for maximum comfort, including spacious floor plans, special lighting, relaxing jet tubs and portable monitoring.
Childbirth is a special event so St. Luke's encourages family support and involvement. A support person is welcome to remain with you in your birthing suite during labor, baby's birth and after delivery. After delivery while you are bonding with your new baby, you'll hear Brahm's Lullaby played throughout the hospital to welcome the new addition to your family.
Caesarean (C-section) deliveries are performed in an operating room within the Birth Center with a special opportunity to have skin-to-skin bonding in the operating room. A neonatologist or neonatal nurse practitioner is available to attend high-risk deliveries to care for your newborn immediately.
Volunteer Birth Doula Program
St. Luke's is proud to offer moms additional support during childbirth. Upon your request, our volunteer birth doulas are available to ensure your birth plan wishes are respected as well as to provide special relaxation techniques . Our birth doulas provide non-medical emotional, physical, and informational support to you and your partner.
Pain and Management Relaxation
We support natural labor methods and pain management techniques. Birthing balls, bars, and mirrors are available.
If you choose to have pain medicine, anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day for your pain management needs.
The Gleeson Center for Mother & Baby Care
After delivery and recovery, you and your baby will move together to our secure Gleeson Center for Mother & Baby Care for the remainder of their stay. Each private suite is furnished with a rocking chair, personal refrigerator, pullout couch, wireless Internet access and updated décor. Down the hall, a kitchen and family lounge are available.
Each shift, a specific nurse partners with you and your baby to provide personalized care and help you learn more about your newborn including the safest sleeping positions, holding, diapering, dressing, bathing and more in the privacy of your own suite. In addition, if you choose to breastfeed, our lactation consultants are available to educate and support you.
Before leaving, you and your baby will be seen by your doctors to help ensure that both of you are ready for dismissal.
We encourage you to breastfeed your newborn for your baby's best health and nutrition needs. If you choose breastfeeding, all of our nurses are trained in breastfeeding. For added support, we have professionally trained, board certified lactation consultants on staff. These dedicated breastfeeding experts help mothers with positioning, pumping and latching on, as well as breastfeeding the preterm infant.
UnityPoint at Home, located in the Marketplace Shopping Centre on Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City offers a wide range of breastfeeding pumps and supplies for purchase or rent.
After baby is born and your are released, you can call our breastfeeding consultants with questions about breastfeeding at (712) 279-3329 or (712) 279-3371.
Our lactation and breastfeeding consultants can answer any questions you have and provide support to give you and your baby the best start on breastfeeding. Watch our video on the benefits of breastfeeding and the services we offer.
We know the importance that early bonding plays with a newborn's development. We encourage families to "room-in" during their stay - meaning the baby stays with the mom in their suite. The comfort of knowing Siouxland's most experienced staff is close by, makes these first days together as a family comfortable and memorable. Our nurses and staff take pride in making baby's "firsts" special for the whole family.