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Obstetric Anesthesia

Labor and Delivery
Unyime Ituk, MBBS, FCARCSI

Message from the Division Chief

All members of your health-care team are focused on you and your baby’s safety and your comfort during labor and delivery. We work closely with you to determine the best way to meet your baby.


  • Over 2,000 deliveries annually
  • Referrals from all over the state of Iowa

Our Facility

  • 8 Labor and Delivery rooms for triage and recovery
  • 3 operating rooms
  • Located at Elevator I, 6th floor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Specialties Served


Faculty are involved in clinical research related to obstetrical anesthesia.  Some recent studies include:

  • The relationship between exogenous oxytocin and labor outcomes
  • Multimodal analgesia and maternal outcomes after cesarean delivery
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting after cesarean delivery