Congratulations on this special time in your life! Our experienced and compassionate team are here to help you welcome your newest addition. From pregnancy information and childbirth education classes before your baby is born — we're here to support you throughout this special experience.
Recently been verified as Level II Maternity Center and a Level I Nursery by the Iowa Statewide Perinatal Care Program. To learn more about this verification check out their website here.
The Perinatal Team summarized their visit with this statement:
“The nursery at Broadlawns is staffed by excellent providers and nurses who consistently provide outstanding care.”
This tour is open to potential or current Broadlawns patients. Sign up for a tour of our Family Birthing Center here
Your OB/GYN or midwife also serves in our Birthing Center, ensuring continuity of care for our delivering mothers. With established healthcare relationships that have developed during prenatal visits, our mothers are comforted by the familiarity of receiving the same compassionate, competent care they’ve come to know and trust.
Our Birthing Center, renovated in August 2020, offers single room maternity care where women can labor, deliver, recover and stay after delivery—with your new baby—all in the same comfortable, private suite.
Services & Amenities
Care for low and high risk pregnancies, deliveries, and postpartum
Single-room maternity suites
C-section suite available on the unit
Exceptionally trained nurses in the birthing process, including labor, delivery and postpartum recovery
Secure newborn nursery
Pregnancy & postpartum support groups/classes (including childbirth education, breastfeeding, pumping, and postpartum anxiety and depression)
How to feed your baby is a decision you get to make. At Broadlawns, we are here to support your goals. We offer in-house lactation support to those who desire to breastfeed, pump, or provide breast milk for their baby. Our lactation consultant is available to help you learn how to hold and latch your baby at your breast, review your breast pump, and answer all of the questions you may have throughout this journey.
Once you return home, you may contact the lactation consultant with questions you may have by phone. One-on-one outpatient lactation appointments are available to Broadlawns patients.
Our monthly Mommy Matters support group is a great way to connect with other breastfeeding families in the community. Dates for the support group can be found here. No registration is necessary for the support group.
Breastfeeding and pumping classes can be found here. We do encourage your support person to attend as well.
If you are a Broadlawns patient, our Mommy Matters Facebook group may benefit you. Here you can receive informal help/advice from other breastfeeding families.