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Birthing Center

Surrounding you with care

Having a baby is an exciting time, but it's just the beginning of a brand new journey for you and your family. From family planning to welcoming your new addition to navigating childhood and beyond, UnityPoint Health providers work together to help you along the way.

We deliver miracles and memories every day

If you're expecting, you deserve the best for you and your baby. The UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital Birth Center is proud to provide a patient satisfaction rating that ranks in the top 10 percent of a recent nationwide report by Press Ganey.

Schedule a personal tour by calling (319) 235-3620 or watch our video tour below to find out what 92 percent of families like about Allen Hospital.


Where you deliver your baby matters

Private suites and comforting amenities including a whirlpool bath, sleeper sofa, full entertainment center and room service will provide a stress-free environment to welcome your new addition. Sometimes special attention is needed, and our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides expert experience when it matters most.

Our services and features include:

  • Centralized fetal monitoring system
  • High-risk delivery services
  • C-section operating room located on the unit
  • Triage rooms for evaluation and testing
  • Skin to skin contact at birth after a vaginal or C-section delivery
  • Breastfeeding support services during your stay with us; continued breastfeeding support services after you are home
  • Advanced alarm infant security system
  • Newborn follow-up appointments available

Pre-register for Your Baby Delivery

Don't worry about completing forms on the big day - you can save time and energy when you arrive at the hospital by pre-registering for your hospital stay.

Childbirth Education Classes for Expectant Families

Allen Hospital offers a variety of informational childbirth education classes to help prepare expectant mothers and their families for the experience of childbirth and parenting. It is our goal to provide up-to-date information in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Childbirth classes are offered at various times throughout the year to help meet the needs of all expectant families. Class size is limited and enrollment is based on first come, first served basis. We reserve the right to cancel or shorten a class due to low enrollment. To ensure class registration, payment must be received one week prior to class.

See classes available and register.

Professional Newborn Photographer

Allen Hospital has a professional photographer to capture the earliest photos of your newborn baby. Click here to see previous photos Allen babies.