BIRTH STORIES - WITH A MIDWIFE IN HOSPITAL

Erica & Nick

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital; OMG Women's Healthcare; Tara O'Dell, doula; first baby; natural childbirth; water birth.
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital; OMG Women's Healthcare; Tara O'Dell, doula; first baby; natural childbirth; water birth.

Erica & Nick

Erica and Nick were attracted to the idea of a natural childbirth in water. While a number of hospitals and birth centers in the Chicago area have tubs for labor, only a few — including The Birck Family Birth Center at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital — allow women to actually deliver their babies in water. Even though Erica and Nick live in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, about 50 minutes away from Hinsdale, they decided that the hike was worth it in order to have the option of a water birth. Photos: Maggie Cuprisin Photography. Mature content: nudity, explicit birth images. (8 mins, 11 secs.) 

 

Ashley & Kate

Swedish Covenant Hospital; Swedish Covenant Nurse Midwifery Group; Katherine M. Willey, CNM; Jennifer Greenberg, doula; first baby; natural childbirth.
Swedish Covenant Hospital; Swedish Covenant Nurse Midwifery Group; Katherine M. Willey, CNM; Jennifer Greenberg, doula; first baby; natural childbirth.

Ashley & Kate

Ashley knew she wanted a midwife and to labor in water. She considered a home birth, but she and Kate were concerned that the nearest hospital – where they’d have to transfer in an emergency –  was not a place they felt comfortable. So they looked for a hospital with a midwife practice that offered tubs for labor.  They settled on Swedish Covenant Hospital, about a 50-minute drive from their home in the north suburbs, where Ashley was able to labor in water and deliver her daughter naturally. Mature content: nudity, explicit birth images. Photos: This Is Family Photography and Film. (7 mins, 58 secs)