St. Luke’s Antepartum Care Unit
The Antepartum Care Unit at St. Luke's Boise provides a comfortable and cheerful home away from home for expectant mothers with high-risk pregnancies who require days, weeks, or even months of bed rest.
We never lose sight of this important fact: Every day we help a woman hold onto her pregnancy may save her baby three days in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Women are admitted to the Antepartum Unit for a variety of reasons, from diabetes to premature labor to carrying multiples—and our team does whatever it takes to help women and their families feel at ease. Spending up to eight weeks in bed when you’re not sick means distractions truly make a difference. That's why we provide room service, craft classes, massage sessions, large-screen TVs, DVDs, Internet service, family lounge, and “Education in a Bag” pre- and post-natal learning. Patients can have visits not only from St. Luke’s Pet Therapy dogs, but from their own furry family members.
A Maternal Fetal Medicine procedure room is adjacent to the Antepartum Unit, providing convenience for patients, staff, and St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians, who specialize in treating women with high-risk pregnancies.
Women who must remain on bed rest during high-risk pregnancies receive expert care and monitoring at our other hospitals as well, although not in a designated Antepartum Unit.