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OB Emergency and Antepartum Unit

In an effort to provide the absolute best care to our patients, Mercy Women & Infants’ Center is pleased to offer the OB/GYN hospitalist program at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. This program provides hospital-based, OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) on-site at Mercy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These highly-skilled, board certified OB/GYNs provide consistent care to patients in the hospital and emergency care to those arriving in the OB Emergency (OB ED) and Antepartum Unit on the 3rd Floor in the East Tower on Mercy’s central campus.

Mercy has partnered with OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider to provide this service to our patients and our community. Our shared mission is to elevate the standard of women’s health care by ensuring every expectant mother is evaluated and treated by a physician regardless of time, location, complication or circumstance.

OB/GYN Physician Availability

The OB ED is open at Mercy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Patients are evaluated within 30 minutes of being admitted. In the event your physician is not available during an emergency, OB/GYN hospitalists can examine you, evaluate the progress of your labor, review test results and fetal heart rate tracings. They will address any evolving issues and provide you and your baby with a safe delivery.

Our hospitalists will be in communication with your physician and will have access to your prior medical records.

OB Emergency and Antepartum Unit Ammenities

Mercy’s OB Emergency and Antepartum Unit is located on Level 3 of Mercy’s East Tower. Patients are given warm, comfortable and private suites to stay in during their stay-no matter the duration. Ammenities include:

  • Specialized nursing care for high-risk mothers
  • Sleep sofas for a support person
  • Flat panel televisions with DVD players
  • Small refrigerators for personal use
  • Complimentary room service for the duration of your stay
  • Wireless internet access
  • Large windows to allow for lots of natural light
  • Spacious bathroom with updated fixtures and hair dryer
  • Unprecedented access to physical and emotional support and resources

Get your free packet of birthing information today!

To request your free packet of information simply fill out this easy form! Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the request.

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Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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