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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
  • Magic Valley: (208) 814-1000
  • McCall: (208) 630-2270
  • Meridian: (208) 706-3115
  • Nampa: (208) 205-7320
  • Wood River: (208) 727-8570

Highlights & Resources

Find the Specialist That's Right For You

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended for Pregnant Women

Protect Yourself and Your Baby

Pregnant women with COVID-19 can have severe illness and severe outcomes, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.


That's why St. Luke’s OB/GYN providers recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant. More than 139,000 pregnant women have enrolled in the V-Safe Pregnancy Registry. Data shows there is no risk of miscarriage associated with the vaccines.


COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infection; they do prevent severe illness from COVID-19, which is dangerous for a pregnant woman and her fetus. Maternal infection with the virus is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery and stillbirth. Vaccinated mothers who are breastfeeding transmit antibodies that may help protect their newborns.

Classes & Events

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    Next Date & Time
    Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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    $25.00, Registration Required

    This one-day class helps you and your support companion prepare for labor and childbirth.<br />

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    Next Date & Time
    Thursday, Dec 09, 2021 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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    $25.00, Registration Required

    This class will help you and your support companion prepare for your labor, birth, and postpartum experience.<br />

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    Next Date & Time
    Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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    $60.00, Registration Required

    Prepare your body and mind for the incredible experience of childbirth and parenting.<br />

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    $15.00, Registration Required

    Refresh your labor and delivery knowledge, and review breathing exercises in this one-night class designed for returning parents.

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.