Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge) [Doctor-Attended Birth] | BirthGuide Chicago

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge) [Doctor-Attended Birth]

Address:
1775 Dempster St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 723-2210

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 28.7%

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) - 16.8%

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

instrumental delivery rate - 2.7%

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) - 11.2%

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 - 52.9%

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- 69
  • 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 Lutheran Hospital, including births attended by both doctors and midwives.

Maternity Care Overview

“We’re honored that more women deliver their babies at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital than at any other hospital in the Chicago suburbs. In fact, we have the second largest maternity program in Illinois. It’s with a wealth of experience, knowledge and compassion that we bring more than 4,000 babies into the world each year, including more than 150 multiples (twins, triplets or more).”

“Trust your delivery to us:

  • Family-centered approach: We keep mom and baby together, which promotes bonding and boosts parental confidence.
  • Breastfeeding support: Women at our birthing center are given the resources they need to be successful at breastfeeding.
  • Highest-level NICU: Our level III neonatal intensive care unit, the highest level of treatment available in Illinois, gives mothers peace of mind.”

Our birthing center is designed specifically for you and your family. In addition to advanced technology and a leading team, expectant mothers can look forward to private rooms for their labor, delivery and recovery care as well as secure, nurturing and comfortable surroundings.”

Special features include:

  • Comforting, state-of-the art birthing environment in private rooms
  • Private rooms after delivery
  • Latest technology for maternal/newborn care
  • Comfortable family waiting area
  • A nursery for baby when you want rest
  • Open visiting hours for family and friends over 12
  • Sibling visits at hours convenient for you
  • Lactation consultants
  • Infant security system
  • Baby photos
  • Gift shop
  • Prenatal classes”

High-risk pregnancy: “Pregnancy can be risky for some women. Lutheran General Hospital ensures that at-risk expectant mothers and their infants are given exceptional support starting from conception through delivery and beyond. Our expert care includes:

  • High-risk pregnancy experts, known as maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Skilled labor and delivery team providing leading-edge care
  • Access to our nationally recognized Center for Fetal Care at Advocate Children’s Hospital, the first program of its kind in Illinois.”
  • Highest-Level NICU: “Advocate Children’s Hospital is located on the campus of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. With its level III neonatal intensive care unit, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we have the advanced resources necessary to care for your newborn.”

[From interview with Executive Director of Women’s Services]

“Additional expertise includes:

  • Fetal surgery: Our nationally recognized Center of Excellence for fetal therapy and neonatal care at Advocate Children’s Hospital is on the same campus as our birthing center. From fetal diagnosis and fetal surgery to pregnancy management and long-term infant care, we offer mother and baby specialized care with proven results.
  • LGBTQ Friendly: We offer sensitive care for LGBTQ families.
  • Surrogate deliveries: We are experienced in dealing with surrogate deliveries, offering sensitive care to the surrogate mother and the new parents, including dedicated rooms for both.”

INSURANCE

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MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

Birthing center tour: Use the link below to take a virtual tour.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Advocate Lutheran General hospital offers a range of classes and resources for expectant families, including prepared childbirth (in-person and online), baby care, breastfeeding, siblings and grandparents classes, and prenatal yoga and exercise.

You see a full list of classes and their descriptions and register online by clicking here.

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

  • Women’s Choice Awards Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • BlueCross BlueShield Center of Excellence for Maternity Care
  • Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative recognition for Early Elective Induction and Maternal Hypertension
Last updated: January 24, 2021
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