Eastern Iowa Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

We are excited that you have chosen Eastern Iowa Health Center to partner with you and your family during this special time. We are committed to providing you with the best care possible during your pregnancy. Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, EIHC Women’s Health is here to care for you and your baby every step of the way. EIHC OB/GYN physicians and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners will provide regular screenings and checkups for you and your baby.

To schedule a visit to confirm your pregnancy or your first appointment, call 319.730.7300 today!

About Pregnancy Visits

Your first prenatal visit should be scheduled as soon as you think you are pregnant. As your pregnancy progresses, checkups will happen more regularly and may include special tests.

During each visit we will do a general assessment, answer any questions and provide advice on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

Prenatal Check Schedule:
A typical schedule for pregnancy appointments is:
  • 4 – 28 Weeks – Appointments one time per month
  • 10 – 12 Weeks – OB Workup At this appointment EIHC Women’s Health providers will get a full pregnancy and medical history, confirm your due date, discuss insurance options and provide resources.
  • 28 – 36 Weeks – Appointments two times per month
  • 36 – 40 Weeks – Appointments every week

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there foods I should avoid while pregnant?

Are there foods I should avoid during pregnancy? It is important to eat a well-balanced diet and take a prenatal vitamin during your pregnancy. Most foods are safe but there are some foods to avoid. Foods to Avoid: Raw or under-cooked seafood (ex: Sushi, sashimi, raw oysters, scallops, clams, nova style, smoked, lox) Raw or

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Do I really need to take a prenatal vitamin?

Do I really need to take a prenatal vitamin? It is best to take a prenatal vitamin during your entire pregnancy. These vitamins, which are available at your local pharmacy, have ore folic acid and iron than standard multi-vitamins. These nutrients help support your baby’s grown and development. Prenatal vitamins are also high in calcium

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How much weight gain is normal?

How much weight should I gain during my pregnancy? The recommended amount of weight gain will depend on your weight before you got pregnant. Your EIHC Women’s Health provider will talk to you about the amount of weight you should gain. It is important to eat a healthy, balanced diet during your pregnancy. On average,

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What medications are safe for pregnancy?

What medications are safe during pregnancy? While some medicines are considered safe during pregnancy, the effects of others on your unborn baby are unknown. Illegal drugs are never okay and you should check with your EIHC Women’s Health provider regarding current prescriptions or with any questions. As a general rule you should try to avoid

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Care before, during and after pregnancy for you and your baby


Options for birth control and education to start your family when you're ready


Your body is changing, we will help you through the transition


From annual screens to GYN surgery, we offer a wide variety of care to suit your needs


"I thought that I wouldn't be able to get quality pregnancy care without insurance. I was so happy to be wrong. The wonderful nurses and doctors at Eastern Iowa Women's Health Center provided me with amazing care. I will never go anywhere else." - Rania

Your health matters.