Our goal is to offer primary care services that are comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and individualized for you and your family.
Before baby’s arrival
It’s important to find a doctor that you feel comfortable with. This is why we offer prenatal appointments. We recommend that you schedule this appointment late in your second trimester or early in the third trimester.
This will give you an opportunity to meet and talk about your baby's care before they arrive. During this appointment we will talk about:
- Any questions you may have about your baby, our doctors, or our office
- Newborn care in the hospital nursery and at home
- Well-baby visits
- Feeding choices
- Signs of illness
Choosing Your Baby's Doctor
Now is when you should decide who will care for your baby after they are born. Do not delay. If possible, choose a provider before your due date. Everything will go more smoothly. It will help you feel more comfortable with your choice.
Do not schedule appointments at this time. Your baby will be cared for by doctors in the Newborn Nursery or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) while in the hospital. Your baby will need an appointment soon after they go home. Will will confirm who you choose for your baby's doctor while you are in the hospital.
University of Iowa Health Care has many locations and providers in Iowa City and the surrounding communities.
Family Medicine providers care for people of all ages, from newborn through adulthood. Choosing Family Medicine providers to care for your entire family, allows them to develop personal relationships with each of you. They can provide quality family-centered care.
Go to the Family Medicine page, to find a Family Medicine provider that will be convenient for you.
Pediatricians are doctors who specialize on pediatric medicine from birth through age 21. They provide a range of services, such as well-child care, basic childhood illnesses, immunizations, and specialized care for serious diseases.
Go to the Pediatrics page, to find a pediatric provider that will be convenient for you.