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Having a Baby

Congratulations on your big news! And welcome to St. Luke's, where we deliver a third of all babies born in Idaho. That's a lot of babies, a lot of experience, and a lot of joy. We love welcoming new babies into the world. So from your prenatal care, to the time you arrive at St. Luke’s in labor, through the emotional moment of delivery, to recovering with your beautiful new bundle, we’ll take the best care of you, your baby, and your family.


  1. Did you know that experts recommend preparing for pregnancy one to three months before conception? That’s because a healthy pregnancy begins with a healthy mom. With a little planning, you can eliminate a lot of the fear and worry that can accompany the early stages of pregnancy.

  2. Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now comes the fun part. Discover what you can expect, and prepare yourself for the common challenges many parents face during the coming months. At St. Luke’s, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

    Tips on creating the labor and delivery experience you want. 

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  3. Labor and delivery can be intense and emotional, but it doesn’t have to be frightening. We’ll help you take the worry out of the experience by discussing your concerns, explaining your options, and respecting you and your baby. Find out how a little advanced planning can make the transition from pregnancy to parenthood easier.

    If this is your first baby, here are some tips to help you prepare before delivery. 

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  4. The six weeks after your baby is born, known as the post-partum period, are a time of great transition. You’ll need time to heal, bond with your baby, and adjust to this new stage of your life. We can help with everything from how to install a car seat to education on the signs of post-partum depression. Let us support you during this amazing period in your life.

    Meet other new moms and talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood. You’ll not only gain confidence and support, but you’ll offer it to others as well.

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Adoption and Surrogacy Program

Family-to-family Support

St. Luke’s is dedicated to supporting all parties involved in an infant adoption or surrogacy arrangement with compassion and sensitivity. Our doctors, nurses, and staff are trained in the complexity of adoption and surrogacy, and are committed to respecting the unique needs of birth parents, intended and prospective parents, surrogates, and the newborns who connect them.