Labor & Delivery
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Women & Children's Services is designed with the comfort of mom, baby and family in mind. From our brightly decorated labor and delivery rooms to the loungers nearby for dad, we're ready to make your birthing experience relaxing and enjoyable. You’re welcome to schedule an in-person tour of the Center before your big day.
Our family birth center focuses on the emotional and physical well being of you and your baby. We have many private labor and delivery and private post-partum rooms that are fully equipped with monitors needed for safe childbirth. Every family is assigned a team of obstetricians, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, and nurses that focuses on the care of you and your baby.
Preparing For Your Stay
Star Bright Beginnings: We provide multiple childbirth preparation classes.
Packing List: Wondering what to bring with you? Our experienced nursing staff created this packing list specifically for you needs at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Birth Wishes Checklist: We’ve designed a Birth Wishes Checklist so you can learn about the care and comfort options available to you before your stay. This checklist covers labor through postpartum. It’s also flexible, so when the time comes you or your healthcare provider can always make changes. Be sure to pack your checklist to bring with you.
Pre-registration: You can pre-register at IU Health Bloomington Hospital for your maternity services. When you arrive, come directly to Labor and Delivery.
During your stay
Lactation Services: We offer inpatient consultations 365 days a year with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Learn more about our Lactation Services.
Wireless Internet Access: During your stay we offer free wireless internet access so you can browse the internet or communicate with distant loved ones. If you have a laptop, you’re welcome to bring it. If not, we have laptops available for inpatients to borrow.
Newborn photos and online gallery: IU Health Bloomington Hospital offers our parents in-room baby photography. You can order prints, announcements, gifts and more. Our365, provides this service, and you will be required to create and share a password to protect your privacy.
Hugs & Kisses Infant Protection System™ prevents unauthorized exits from the unit.