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Location:Mercy Medical Center701 10th Street SECedar Rapids, IA 52403
(Park at the south end of Level 3 of the ramp at 8th Street & 8th Avenue)
Schedule a Tour:(319) 363-BABY (2229)
Labor & Delivery: (319) 398-6350
Lactation Consultant: (319) 398-6561
Visiting Hours:At the patient's discretion
After receiving many requests from the community and consulting with our infection prevention staff and leadership, Mercy Birthplace & NICU has reinstated on-site tours. Expecting mothers can choose between an on-site tour or a live video tour. On-site tours are currently limited to two healthy people – the expecting mother and one other adult – and take place in a dedicated area of the Birthplace. Additionally, and as part of the visitor restrictions currently in place at Mercy, all expecting parents will:
Additionally, universal COVID-19 testing is in place for all women prior to delivery. If a mother tests positive, special protocols are in place to safely care for her and her baby. Schedule your on-site tour or live video tour now or by contacting Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 398-6344.
“Mercy Birthplace is prepared and ready for expecting moms. We have protocols in place for safe and healthy deliveries for moms and babies during this COVID 19 pandemic.” – Dr. Driscoll, OB/GYN Associates & Mercy Birthplace Medical Director& Dr. Ravisankar, Mercy Medical Center Neonatologist
It's one thing to read about Mercy's birth center, but to fully appreciate the difference, take a personal tour. Learn more.
LIVE video tours are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
No other experience is as moving and personal as the birth of your baby. Thousands of moms appreciate the high-quality birth care, advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and unsurpassed personalized attention they receive at Mercy's birth center.
Mercy’s free baby app offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information, tools and support at every stage.
Sign up for your personalized, private Birthplace tour, read about what other patients are saying about their stay, or watch the videos below to learn more about the Birthplace experience. Plus, see how patients report their stay:
Patients who would recommend Mercy Birthplace & NICU:
Communication with Nurses
Patients who said nurses treated them with courtesy and respect, listened carefully and explained things in a way they could understand.
"There are not enough 'thank you’s' that could truly suffice for the care and love we were given during our time with you! To the nurses – you are all ANGELS and deserve so much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! We couldn’t have picked a better place to bring our sweet baby boy into this world!"
Read more Birthplace testimonials.