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Maternity

You're ready to take care of your little one. We're ready to take care of everything else.

The moment you find out you’re expecting, everything you do for your health matters double—for you and your baby.

We offer services for you and your baby through your pregnancy, childbirth and after.

You may have a normal pregnancy and routine delivery. You may have a high-risk pregnancy and delivery. Whatever pregnancy journey you are on, our team at IU Health will provide you the support you need.

Your care team may include the following:

  • An OB/GYN
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Childbirth and lactation educators
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Ultrasound technicians 

We'll work together to help you have the safest and healthiest pregnancy and delivery possible.

Preparing for Birth

We go alongside you during your pregnancy journey, with services including:

Pre-pregnancy Examination

If you are planning to become pregnant, you want to be as healthy as possible before conception. During this exam, we'll look at your overall health. We'll also note possible risk factors that may complicate your pregnancy.

Prenatal Visits

Once you are pregnant, we offer checkups to watch your baby's growth and development. We'll help you learn about proper eating habits, exercise, weight gain and other factors. We also test for and treat any complications that may arise during your pregnancy. 

Ultrasound

You may have an ultrasound to check on your baby’s development. This test uses sound waves to create an image of your baby in the uterus. Ultrasound does not use radiation and is completely safe.

Childbirth Classes

Learn what to expect before, during and after birth. Sign up for a childbirth education class today.We offer many classes to support you and your family. These include classes on topics such as: 

  • Preconception
  • Early pregnancy
  • Labor and birth preparation
  • Parent classes

In addition, we also offer many support groups. Visit our Classes & Events page to find support groups near you.

Our Approach to Maternity Care

You may have a normal pregnancy and routine delivery. You may have a high-risk pregnancy and delivery. Whatever pregnancy journey you are on, our team at IU Health will provide you the support you need.

Your care team may include the following:

  • An OB/GYN
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Childbirth and lactation educators
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Ultrasound technicians 

We'll work together to help you have the safest and healthiest pregnancy and delivery possible.

Preparing for Birth

We go alongside you during your pregnancy journey, with services including:

Pre-pregnancy Examination

If you are planning to become pregnant, you want to be as healthy as possible before conception. During this exam, we'll look at your overall health. We'll also note possible risk factors that may complicate your pregnancy.

Prenatal Visits

Once you are pregnant, we offer checkups to watch your baby's growth and development. We'll help you learn about proper eating habits, exercise, weight gain and other factors. We also test for and treat any complications that may arise during your pregnancy. 

Ultrasound

You may have an ultrasound to check on your baby’s development. This test uses sound waves to create an image of your baby in the uterus. Ultrasound does not use radiation and is completely safe.

Childbirth Classes

Learn what to expect before, during and after birth. Sign up for a childbirth education class today.We offer many classes to support you and your family. These include classes on topics such as: 

  • Preconception
  • Early pregnancy
  • Labor and birth preparation
  • Parent classes

In addition, we also offer many support groups. Visit our Classes & Events page to find support groups near you.

At IU Health hospitals, our comprehensive services are designed with you, your baby and your family in mind. These services include:

Private Delivery Suites

Our delivery and post-delivery suites have modern, comfortable home-like surroundings. They include a pull-out or sleeper bed for your partner. In the delivery rooms, birthing balls, massage therapy and aromatherapy options are available.

Wireless Fetal Monitoring

The wireless monitoring system allows you to move around the room and the unit as you labor.

Lactation Consultation

We offer breastfeeding classes before the birth of your baby. A lactation consultant (someone who gives you breastfeeding help and advice) will visit your hospital room after you have given birth.

Security

After birth, your infant will wear an ID tag. Your baby will wear this until you leave. Someone on your care team will remove the tag before you leave. An alarm will sound if your baby is wearing the ID tag and reaches the exterior doors of the hospital floor.

Support Before, During and After

New parent support topics include breastfeeding, postpartum depression and raising a toddler. Additionally, we offer groups for new moms and dads looking to share advice with one another.

Breastfeeding Support

Our breastfeeding experts will help you with advice and support. They can also help you choose supplies and accessories so you can make breastfeeding work for you and your baby. Learn more about the breastfeeding support services we offer.

You can receive your breast pump through IU Health Expressions Home Medical Equipment. With a variety of pumps to choose from, we will find the best for you. Call Expressions at 844.231.1627 or learn more about breast pumps.

Riley Children's Health Partnership

IU Health partners with Riley Children’s Health to handle even the most complex procedures. With expert care from around Indianapolis, you know you and your baby will receive the best care possible.

Your Birth Experience

At IU Health hospitals, our comprehensive services are designed with you, your baby and your family in mind. These services include:

Private Delivery Suites

Our delivery and post-delivery suites have modern, comfortable home-like surroundings. They include a pull-out or sleeper bed for your partner. In the delivery rooms, birthing balls, massage therapy and aromatherapy options are available.

Wireless Fetal Monitoring

The wireless monitoring system allows you to move around the room and the unit as you labor.

Lactation Consultation

We offer breastfeeding classes before the birth of your baby. A lactation consultant (someone who gives you breastfeeding help and advice) will visit your hospital room after you have given birth.

Security

After birth, your infant will wear an ID tag. Your baby will wear this until you leave. Someone on your care team will remove the tag before you leave. An alarm will sound if your baby is wearing the ID tag and reaches the exterior doors of the hospital floor.

Support Before, During and After

New parent support topics include breastfeeding, postpartum depression and raising a toddler. Additionally, we offer groups for new moms and dads looking to share advice with one another.

Breastfeeding Support

Our breastfeeding experts will help you with advice and support. They can also help you choose supplies and accessories so you can make breastfeeding work for you and your baby. Learn more about the breastfeeding support services we offer.

You can receive your breast pump through IU Health Expressions Home Medical Equipment. With a variety of pumps to choose from, we will find the best for you. Call Expressions at 844.231.1627 or learn more about breast pumps.

Riley Children's Health Partnership

IU Health partners with Riley Children’s Health to handle even the most complex procedures. With expert care from around Indianapolis, you know you and your baby will receive the best care possible.

Patient Stories for Maternity