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Mercy Birthplace provides a variety of helpful classes and services to help prepare you for pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.
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. Learn about childbirth, newborn care and more – right from your phone, tablet or desktop computer! Learn more and register now.
Experience single-room maternity care in our large birth suites, see our nursery, and learn about the classes available. You'll get to see our Level II NICU suites, the area's largest and most private for the whole family. Plus, meet staff members who will care for you and your baby. They make Mercy Birthplace a uniquely reassuring and rewarding place to have your child.
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This free class covers anatomy and physiology of pregnant women, preparation for labor and delivery, labor and delivery strategies, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, postpartum (after delivery) care, baby care and child safety issues.
Class should be completed when you are between 34-37 weeks.
*Class has a three-couple minimum, 12-couple maximum.
Taught by Kassia Fultz, RN, BSN, 12+ years labor and delivery experience
Please bring your favorite pillow and a snack/water as needed.
**We discourage children from attending any of our Childbirth Education Classes.**
Ongoing follow-up with MercyCare Diabetes Center nurse and dietitian to ensure blood glucose levels are in target. Insulin management also available when prescribed by your physician.
Individual counseling sessions available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the dietitian office located in the Mercy Women's Center at (319) 398-6821.
This class is for women who are thinking about breastfeeding. Learn the benefits and dynamics of breastfeeding. (Dads are welcome, too.)
**Class has a 12-couple maximum.**
For information, class times and to register, call (319) 363-BABY or register online.
Taught by Brenda Enfield, RNC, IBCLC. A NICU nurse since 1996, Brenda also has more than 22 years of experience helping moms and babies learn to breastfeed. She is a Certified Breastfeeding Educator and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Join us online for a Zoom & Learn with a Mercy Birthplace labor nurse and Mercy Pediatric Clinic's Haley Plath, DO.
Evaluation and back-care instruction for prenatal or postpartum women experiencing significant back pain.
Mercy's International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) offer consultations before delivery, during your stay and after discharge. To reach your personal consultant, please call (319) 398-6561.
Many couples have questions about breastfeeding. Join the Breastfeeding Group and ask advice, share stories and make new friends. A lactation consultant will answer questions. A scale also is available to weigh your baby.
Heartsaver teaches CPR, AED, and choking rescue skills of adult, child, and infant for non-medical personnel. For information, fees and pre-registration, call the Mercy Education Department, (319) 398-6143 or register online.