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About Mercy's Birthplace  

It’s not about thousands of babies every year.
It’s about one very special baby:


It’s the most personal thing in life.
The birth of a child.

Your child.

Delivering birth experiences

Warm, personalized attention – that’s what you’ll receive from the moment you arrive to when you and your little one go home.

At Mercy Birthplace, we deliver birth experiences. Whether you want a quiet environment or both of your families by your side, everything we do is your choice, not ours. It’s called Family-Centered Care, and it’s a better kind of care – for you, your baby and your family.

Comfort & peace of mind

At Mercy, our goal is to ensure you and your baby have a happy and healthy experience. That’s why we offer amenities like these to make you feel at home and comfortable:

  • Spacious labor/recovery and NICU suites
  • All suites, including NICU, include private bathrooms & whirlpool tubs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free, 15-minute professional massage for Mom available Monday through Friday
  • Newborn portraits by Read Photography
  • Hugs® Infant Protection System

The area’s most experience

We know it’s difficult for parents when their new baby is in the NICU. Fortunately, very few babies ever require specialized care.

However, should your baby need it, rest assured that your baby will be in good hands with the area’s most experienced neonatologist, Dr. Roger Allen. He has the knowledge to give your baby the best care possible. That’s what really counts.

Mercy’s Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is as advanced as any in Cedar Rapids and cares for babies as young as 30 to 32 weeks gestation, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

We've thought of you in our design as well

Our spacious suites offer private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, room for mom and dad to sleep, and space for family to visit, when baby is ready. As always, if your baby needs extra care after you're discharged, there is no cost for you to stay with your baby. 

Michelle Altmaier

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Your personal guide to Mercy’s Birthplace during the most exciting time of your life.

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