Obstetrics & Gynecology
Expect the highest quality care when you’re expecting.Our team is focused on family-centered care
that supports the health of mom, baby
and the entire family.
Indiana University Health provides expertise in a wide range of maternity related issues, including support to high-risk patients, along with holistic options you may desire.
The first few days after childbirth are a special time for you and your family to bond with your newborn. Because IU Health prides itself on family-centered care, we welcome all people whom you deem as "your family" to visit you during this time. In other words, we don't limit family to your nuclear family. Instead, we allow you, the new mother and father, to define who your family is. We are also here to meet your physical, cultural, spiritual and social needs during this special time in the life of your family.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Treatment
At IU Health, our primary goal is to provide you and your baby with the highest quality care. We offer services and education programs for parents throughout labor, delivery and recovery. Furthermore, IU Health offers soon-to-be parents numerous birthing options and education about each in order to accommodate every pregnancy.
We can help every step of the way as you anticipate the birth of your child. As soon as you know you are expecting, contact your physician or nurse midwife to schedule your first prenatal visit; ideally, that should take place in the first three months of your pregnancy. You can also sign up for some of the many prenatal childbirth classes IU Health offers. Our classes educate you about pregnancy, childbirth and the early months of parenting. If you are expecting multiples, we can provide education and support for that as well. You may also schedule a tour of the maternity center.
IU Health offers education, support and professional care to help you and your baby have an enjoyable breastfeeding experience. We encourage breastfeeding and bonding, and we encourage you to keep your baby with you at all times if your baby is healthy and doesn’t require medical support. These early interactions help you develop a lasting, meaningful bond. Lactation consultants are available to support your use of various breastfeeding techniques to provide your baby with the best nutrition available.
While we encourage rooming-in after your baby is born, a nursery is available 24 hours per day. If your baby is expected to require intensive support after birth, a special team from our IU Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be present at your delivery to provide the care your baby needs. IU Health has a Level III NICU staffed by neonatologists from Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to provide care to critically ill babies. Our staff will help you prepare for your baby's special needs as you return home.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Team
IU Health’s highly skilled, compassionate team of caregivers is eager to guide you on your journey from labor to delivery to motherhood. Our experienced staff is available for guidance throughout childbirth preparation, labor and delivery and taking your baby home.