Pregnancy + Postpartum Guide for New & Expecting Moms

Embarking on the journey of motherhood is both exciting and overwhelming, especially for new and expecting moms in and around Cedar Rapids. That’s why we’ve crafted a comprehensive pregnancy and postpartum guide tailored just for you. From navigating the ups and downs of pregnancy to easing into the joys and challenges of postpartum life, we’re here to provide support, guidance, and resources every step of the way. Whether you’re seeking prenatal care, childbirth classes, lactation support, or simply a community of like-minded moms, our guide is your go-to resource for all things maternal health and wellness. Let’s embark on this incredible journey together, empowering you to embrace the miracle of motherhood with confidence and grace.

pregnancy and postpartum guide for new and expecting moms in cedar rapids

The Cedar Rapids area has an abundance of pregnancy + postpartum resources. While we strive for inclusivity and thoroughness, please understand that there might be some businesses not listed here. If you wish to be featured, kindly contact us at hello@crmoms.com.

A special thank you to all of the featured businesses highlighted for their contribution to the creation of this guide. To find an extensive list of pregnancy and postpartum resources in the Cedar Rapids area, scroll down.

Mercy Birthplace & NICU

Mercy Birthplace is dedicated to making the birth of your child a personal and memorable experience. Here, it’s not about the thousands of babies born each year; it’s about one very special baby—yours. The birth of a child is one of life’s most significant moments, and Mercy Birthplace ensures that every detail caters to your comfort and needs.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll receive warm, personalized attention. Mercy Birthplace practices Family-Centered Care, which means your preferences guide every aspect of your stay. Whether you desire a quiet environment or the support of both families by your side, the focus is entirely on providing a better kind of care for you, your baby, and your family.

The facility boasts spacious labor and recovery suites, each equipped with private bathrooms featuring whirlpool tubs, ample sleeping space for both parents, and room to host family and friends. If your baby requires extra care after you’re discharged, Mercy Birthplace offers the convenience of staying with your baby in the NICU at no additional cost.

Adding to the comfort, Mercy Birthplace provides 24-hour room service with a diverse menu from Mercy’s Baggot Street Bistro, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Patients rave about the quality and selection of food, ensuring you can eat what you want when you want it. Additionally, warm cookies, cold milk, and other snacks are delivered daily to your room at no charge. The state-of-the-art Hugs® Infant Protection System ensures the highest level of security, giving you peace of mind throughout your stay.

Tour with Angela

If you can’t find a time online that fits your schedule, or if you would like to tour within the next 48 hours, please contact the Birthplace at (319) 363-BABY or birthplace@mercycare.org to schedule a time that better fits your schedule. Or, if you prefer a virtual live tour, we’re happy to walk you through the Birthplace & NICU via Facetime or another technology. We’re happy to accommodate you!

701 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

(319) 398-6344

Empowered Pelvic Rehab

I help women overcome pelvic floor issues by feeling empowered in their bodies. My pregnancy and postpartum packages include a blend of physical therapy and coaching to optimize results of your care with both in person services and digital support. This includes birth prep, and early mobility (0-6 wks and beyond) postpartum program to help recovery and return to exercise.

600 3rd St SE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 727-1783

Little Gems Baby Boutique

little gems baby boutique

Little Gems is a newly opened baby boutique geared towards supplying mamas and their little ones with modern and organic clothing and essentials. Our products are carefully selected by new and veteran mamas themselves and aim to assist parents in not only surviving, but also thriving in each stage, from the newborn to toddler years. We aim to provide clothing that compliments the sensitive and soft skin of our babes, but is of course also stylish!

Storefront opens in summer 2024, website open now!

WELCOME10 coupon code is available for first time customers.

720 Pacha Pkwy Suite #5, North Liberty, IA 52317

(319) 361-8151

Renew Physical Therapy & Wellness

At Renew Physical Therapy & Wellness, we do things differently; whether you are a first-time mom, or seasoned mama, we are here to support you throughout your motherhood journey. We’re passionate about keeping you moving and strong during pregnancy to have a successful delivery, and postpartum experience. Together, we will curate a program tailored to you and your needs, taking a fitness-forward approach, and utilizing the most up-to-date, evidence-based education to give you the autonomy to achieve your goals.

Free Discovery call: to discuss your concerns with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to see if we would be a good fit.

693 49th St., Marion, IA 52302

(319) 326-1664

Corridor Wellness

Dr. Anderson specializes in a natural approach to prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric care. She wants you to know you don’t have to be in pain during your pregnancy, and she’s ready to help you rebuild and de-stress (physically, nutritionally, and emotionally) after giving birth. She has extensive training in c-section recover (Yes! It’s a real thing!), being the only provider in Cedar Rapids with a certification in Mercier Therapy.

600 3rd Street SE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids IA, 52401

(319) 550-6210

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