- Mercy Women and Infants' Center Overview
- Choosing a Mercy Hospital
- Mercy West Lakes
- Birthing Unit
- Mother/Baby Unit
- Getting Ready for Baby
- Childbirth Education Classes and Tours
- Mercy Lactation Consultants & Information
- Little Miracles Lactation Boutique
- Pregnancy Health Center
- Patient Stories
- Special-care Services
- Web Nursery
- Maternity Triage and Treatment Unit
- Perinatal Center of Iowa
- Variety Club Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Mercy Stork Affair
- Women & Infants' Center Virtual Tour
Mercy is committed to education. When anticipating a new experience, confidence comes from knowing what to expect. All of our classes are personalized, interactive, taught by certified childbirth educators and held in our conference center. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed so you can participate in array of classes, free of charge; from the moment you realize you are pregnant through your last trimester and beyond.
It is recommended that you register for all classes during your first trimester. For the ideal learning experience, we suggest the following schedule:
First trimester: Great Expectations
Second trimester: Baby Basics, Postpartum Adjustments and Multiple Blessings
Third trimester: Prenatal Class or Refresher Class, Breastfeeding Basics, Boot Camp for New Dads, Baby Finance 101 and Sibling Class
Fast Track is a high-level class that can also be taken in the third trimester.
Great Expectations, Prenatal Class and Refresher all include a tour or the birthing and recovery suites as part of the class. You can also view the suites online or schedule a private tour by calling the unit at (515) 643-MOMS (6667).
Mercy also offers Infant CPR and First Aid classes. Please contact Mercy Nurse at (515) 243-2584 for more information.
Register for classes today!
Sign up through our easy-to-use online class scheduler, or, contact Mercy Nurse at (515) 243-2584.
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