Obstetrics/The Family Birthplace

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Saint Mary Campus

2233 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

We Love to Make a Difference

It’s perfectly normal to be a little anxious about delivery. Our job is to minimize risk and maximize comfort so you can concentrate on what’s important. That’s why at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, you’ll find a family-friendly atmosphere designed to reduce stress and encourage everyone to participate. We provide a high level of comfort and care.

  • Private labor/delivery/recovery suites
  • Private in-room bath with shower, whirlpool tubs
  • Dinette area with rocking chair
  • Subdued lighting
  • Oversized guest chair that converts to a bed

Advanced Medical Knowledge and Dedication

The Family Birthplace provides comprehensive care, around the clock, by board certified obstetricians, certified midwives and pediatricians with special training in caring for high-risk newborns. Anesthesiologists are always on site to provide a safe set of pain management options, such as epidural anesthetics.

  • Advanced care nurseries (Level II+) with state-of-the-art monitoring and neonatal intensive care
  • Trained nurses for selected high-risk and pre-term babies
  • Specially equipped fetal assessment area
  • State-of-the-art prenatal monitoring
  • State-of-the-art security system
  • C-section surgical suite with post-anesthesia recovery located within the maternity suite
  • Advanced technology at bedside

A Commitment to a Family Birthing Experience

We know how important the birth of your baby is to your entire family. So we encourage the baby’s father, siblings, grandparents and other relatives to be as involved as they wish before, during and after the birth. We encourage dad or another support person to be present for the delivery from beginning to end. Ourvisitation policy allows family members to spend time with mom and the new baby and our safety and security practices provide peace of mind.

When not with you, your baby is safe in the well-baby nurseries. An advanced care nursery is available for newborns requiring extra attention. To provide ultimate peace of mind, we have a state-of-the-art security system.

Before, During and After Delivery

Making sure you’re prepared and confident about the entire birth experience is very important to us. So, we’re here for you before, during and after delivery. Before birth, we offer prenatal classes. Moms can get extra help by scheduling a follow-up session with a registered nurse who will provide follow-up care and answer any questions regarding baby care. Once you have your baby, we will provide you with all the help you need. If you’re breastfeeding, specially trained nurses are available to guide you. Infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is also available.

When you go home, you may have more questions and even some concerns. Not only do we offer the resources of many affiliated physicians, but also we’re glad to talk to you any time of the day or night. Your nurse will provide our Parent Helpline number to you.

For Families Without Adequate Health Insurance

For families without adequate health insurance, we offer Maternity Savings Plan and Kid Care programs. (If you are a family of four with an annual income below $30,000 and without health insurance coverage for your children, you may qualify for the State of Illinois Kid care benefit.) For information on the Maternity Savings Plan or the Kid care program, call our toll free number 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636).

If You Have Questions

For more information about The Family Birthplace at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, please call toll free 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636).

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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