Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago) [Midwife-Attended Birth] - Birth Guide Chicago

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago) [Midwife-Attended Birth]

Address:
836 W. Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-7828

Hospital | Midwife-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 28.0%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
low
MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
Among the HIGHEST
High

Primary C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 20.1%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
low
MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
Among the HIGHEST
High

VBAC Rate (risk adjusted) - 21.5%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
High
MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
Among the LOWEST
low

Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate - 70.19%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
High
MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
Among the LOWEST
low
  • Number of VBAC deliveries per year- 63
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - no data provided

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

Outcomes reported above are for all births at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, including births attended by both doctors and midwives. The midwives care for women experiencing lower risk pregnancies, and also tend to have lower rates of interventions.

No inductions before 39 weeks without the recommendation of a maternal-fetal specialist.

Mothers are encouraged to wait until 40 weeks for a non-medical induction, but induction at 39 weeks is available on request.

Maternity Care Overview

“Our family-centered approach — combined with our reputation for excellent pregnancy care from labor and delivery through postpartum and recovery — gives parents both confidence and peace of mind throughout their birthing experience.”

“Family centered treatment: Our comfortable, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms are equipped with sleeper sofas for spouses and support partners, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players.

  • We support all types of birthing experiences and have been named an LGBT Healthcare Leader by the Human Rights Campaign.
  • Our recently accredited Healthy Families program provides teen mothers with education and support.”

Midwifery care: “As part of the oldest nurse midwifery program in Chicago and one of the city’s largest, our certified nurse midwives work with our obstetricians to provide complete prenatal, labor, postpartum and well-gynecological care. Midwives support a more natural approach to childbirth and typically handle fewer patients at a time than OB/GYNs. They focus on healthy vaginal births using medication-free pain relief methods and minimal interventions. Midwives do not perform cesarean deliveries or surgeries, so a midwife may not be right for you if you’re facing a high-risk pregnancy.”

“Acclaimed maternity care: In addition to being one of only five hospitals in Chicago designated as Baby-Friendly by WHO and UNICEF, Illinois Masonic is also nationally recognized for nursing excellence.”

“Breastfeeding resources/support: Because we believe breast milk makes babies healthier, we offer resources to make breastfeeding more successful and a donor program to help when supplies are insufficient.”

“Highest-level NICU: Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has a level III designation, the highest available in Illinois, so you can rest assured that your baby will be well cared for.”

“Comprehensive Services: We offer the services you or your baby might need — from resources to help mothers breastfeed successfully and a donor milk program that provides newborns with added nutrients when necessary to the care required when moms and babies are facing high-risk pregnancies or complications.”

Healthy Families program for teen mothers: Our recently accredited Healthy Families program provides teen mothers with education and support.

“Advanced Services for Complex Issues: As an advanced perinatal center, we’re equipped to provide the care moms and babies need when facing a high-risk pregnancy or complications. While our midwives care for women experiencing low-risk pregnancies, we have the resources to deal with any complications that may arise during pregnancy or birth.”

INSURANCE

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Patient ​Acceptance ​Guidelines

Risk guidelines for accepting patients

The midwives care for women who are experiencing low-risk pregnancies.

TRANSFER OF CARE AND TRANSPORT

  • 3% of newborns transferred

A Level III hospital can treat virtually all complications of pregnancy and the Level III nursery is equipped to care for newborns with complications.

MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

To schedule a tour, call 1-800-3-ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622) or click here.

 

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

The hospital offers a range of classes and resources for expectant families. To learn more and to register online, you can access a list of classes here. You can also register by calling 1-800-3-ADVOCATE.

 

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in Chicago designated as Baby-Friendly, a worldwide breastfeeding quality improvement project created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • Nationally recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.
  • Voted one of the Best Places to Deliver a Baby in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago Poll, 2010.
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center physicians have appeared on Chicago magazine’s list of Chicago’s Top Doctors for Women.
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been named an LGBT Healthcare Leader by the Human Rights Campaign.
Last updated: August 6, 2019