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Labor and Delivery

You’re almost ready to meet your new little one! Our Labor and Delivery team is ready to help you every step of the way. Generations of Idaho families have relied on St. Luke’s when it matters most. Our combination of caring providers and advanced maternity medicine has helped thousands of babies enter the world. Our dedicated team makes having a baby as smooth as possible for your growing family.

Pre-register Today for Your Hospital Delivery

Take a few minutes to complete the pre-admission process for your delivery at St. Luke's. We recommend you do this at least six weeks ahead of your due date.

Call (208) 381-9000 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. to pre-register for your delivery; sign up for pregnancy, birth, and parenting classes; or to find a pediatrician for your baby.

When to Go to the Hospital

Especially if you’re a first-time mom, you may wonder how you’ll know when to go to the hospital. If you have any of the following signs of labor, call your doctor or go to St. Luke’s Labor and Delivery and we will call your doctor for you when you arrive:

  • If your water breaks or you think it has broken (do not wait at home for contractions)
  • If you’re having contractions that are strong, regular, as close as 5 minutes apart, and have lasted more than 2 hours
  • If you’re bleeding and there is enough blood to remind you of a menstrual period
If you have concerns, or if you have questions about whether or not you are in labor, call St. Luke’s Labor and Delivery triage to speak with a caring nurse. We’re here to help you, any time of the day or night.

  • Boise: (208) 381-2652
  • Elmore: (208) 587-8401, ext. 59
  • Jerome: (208) 814-9740
  • Magic Valley: (208) 814-1000
  • McCall: (208) 630-2270
  • Meridian: (208) 706-3115
  • Nampa: (208) 205-7323
  • Wood River: (208) 727-8570

Highlights & Resources

Find the Specialist That's Right For You

Newborn Intensive Care and NICUs

Helping Fragile Infants Grow and Thrive

Caring for our tiniest patients is a big job. Our NICU teams are dedicated to the delicate physical, emotional, and developmental needs of premature and severely ill infants, some of whom weigh just over one pound. We have NICUs at St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise, St. Luke's Magic Valley, St. Luke's Meridian and St. Luke's Nampa.

Having a Baby

  • Planning for Pregnancy

    Thinking about having a baby? A little bit of planning can make this exciting time as joyous and stress-free as possible.

  • Pregnancy

    Preparing for a new baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, and St. Luke’s is here to help you get ready.

  • Labor and Delivery

    We’re here for you and your new baby every step of the way. Find out why having a baby is different at St. Luke’s.

  • Postpartum

    The first six weeks after delivery during which a new mom recovers and bonds with her baby.