UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale (Hinsdale) [Midwife-Attended Birth] - BirthGuide Chicago

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale (Hinsdale) [Midwife-Attended Birth]

120 N. Oak St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(800) 651-0254

Hospital | Midwife-attended birth


Overall C-Section Rate (not risk-adjusted) - 22.5%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
Among the HIGHEST

Primary C-Section Rate (not risk-adjusted) - 9.8%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
Among the HIGHEST

VBAC Rate (not risk-adjusted) - 57.0%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
Among the LOWEST

Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate - 90%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
Among the LOWEST
  • Number of VBAC deliveries per year- 51
  • Epidural Rate - 33%
  • Overall Induction Rate - 10%
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 2.2%


C-Section: The cesarean rates reported above reflect the number of mothers who began labor in the care of the midwives and ended up having a cesarean birth (2018 data). These rates are not risk-adjusted, and should not be directly compared to risk-adjusted rates for other Chicago-area hospitals. However, if you choose care with the midwives, the likelihood that you will have a cesarean birth is on the low side. For 2019 through October, the rates are even lower: Overall C-section = 14.5; Primary C-section = 5.6.

VBAC: The VBAC rate reported above reflects the percentage of mothers with a prior c-section who chose care with the midwives and who began labor in the care of  the midwives and delivered vaginally (2018 data).

Breastfeeding rate:  This breastfeeding rate is for women who choose care with the midwives (2019  data, through October).

Epidural rate: This is the rate for woman who delivered in the care of the midwives (2018 data).

Episiotomy rate: This is the rate for women who delivered in the care of the midwives (2018 data).


Maternity Care Overview

Welcoming a new life into the world never loses its magic. That’s why our obstetricians take great care to ensure that your baby’s first moments are met with the caring touch of the region’s leading obstetric specialists, midwives and doulas.

At our home-like birth centers, mothers and their newborns can experience amenities and pampering alongside high-level maternity care. During childbirth, you can expect hands-on, compassionate care to create the labor and delivery experience you want, while keeping you and your baby healthy and safe.

Certified Nurse Midwives

“Women’s health needs are highly personal, especially when having a baby. We also respect that you know your body better than anyone else. That’s why it’s always your choice whether you see the doctor or a certified nurse midwife (CNM).

Available at our Bolingbrook and Hinsdale hospitals, our CNMs collaborate with our doctors, listening carefully to you and ensuring you receive the highest quality compassionate care. We can also help you find doula support before and after your pregnancy.

About our CNMs: A CNM is a registered nurse who has a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university and has passed a national board certification exam.

CNMs provide a continuum of healthcare for low-risk women throughout adulthood, offering gynecologic medical and obstetric care, including prenatal, childbirth and postpartum care.

Women who choose a CNM often do so because they’re seeking a more holistic pregnancy and birth experience. Our CNMs are ardent supporters of vaginal births with fewer medical interventions (without epidural anesthesia, episiotomies, instrument deliveries, etc.). Our CNMs view pregnancy and birth as events that can typically happen without major medical complications. They encourage women to actively participate in their care, emphasizing preventive medicine with a holistic approach.

If childbirth interventions become required, they are done judiciously and in collaboration with an obstetrics and gynecology doctor. Obstetricians and neonatologists are on the unit floor 24 hours a day. Your health and safety, and that of your baby, are our highest priorities.”

Birth Centers

“Our birth center amenities include:

  • A single space for labor, delivery and recovery
  • Bedside education on feeding, cord care, diapering and bathing techniques
  • Certified midwives (Hinsdale also offers doula support)
  • Dedicated primary care nurse caregiver
  • Out-of-sight, state-of-the-art medical technology, so your room feels less clinical
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Large, private birthing suites
  • Overnight accommodations for your support person
  • Pain management choices, including epidurals and relaxation guides
  • Special or private suites for mothers who have undergone cesarean deliveries”
24-Hour OB Hospitalist Coverage

“At our UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook and Hinsdale hospitals, we offer 24-hour, onsite obstetric (OB) hospitalist coverage, provided by OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest and only dedicated provider of customized obstetric hospitalist programs. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize solely in caring for hospitalized patients rather than those in a clinical office setting. This hospitalist program adds to our hospital’s quality obstetrics and women’s health services.

When an expectant or postpartum mom enters the emergency department, these OB hospitalists:

  • Evaluate within 30 minutes of arrival for patients 16 weeks or greater gestation (at our Bolingbrook hospital); 12 weeks or greater gestation (at our Hinsdale hospital); and those within six weeks postpartum
  • Admit to the labor and delivery unit or discharge the patient home within four hours of arrival
  • Contact the patient’s obstetric physician and work collaboratively on care
  • When an expectant mom in labor arrives, the OB hospitalists:
    • Care for laboring patients while waiting for their obstetrician to arrive
    • Support the care of high-risk pregnancy patients
    • Deliver babies and care for patients who do not have an obstetric care provider
    • Provide postpartum care”
Breastfeeding Support

We’re here to help you navigate the ups and downs of breastfeeding. We understand that the journey isn’t always easy and may not look how you envisioned. Feel confident knowing that our team of certified lactation consultants is here for you every step of the way, from working on latching techniques to troubleshooting clogged ducts, supply issues and more.

Certified Lactation Consultants to Guide You

Our lactation consultants want every new mother leaving our hospitals to approach breastfeeding with confidence. That’s why we have several lactation consultants available for consultations every day of the week by appointment and who can follow up with you after discharge.

We also continuously train our team of nurses on the latest breastfeeding techniques — taking great care to comply with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a joint effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that encourages hospitals to teach successful feeding skills. Together, we’ll work one-on-one with you to achieve successful breastfeeding.

In addition, our lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE), which demonstrates their commitment to staying in the know on the latest evidence-based care and support for breastfeeding mothers.

The Nurturing Nook

We offer The Nurturing Nook to promote and protect the initiation and duration of breastfeeding through support, supplies and education. Most visits are covered by insurance, but please check with your insurance coverage.

The Nurturing Nook offers:

  • Breastfeeding Support Group on Tuesdays from 12 to 1:30 pm at our Hinsdale hospital
  • Lactation management support
  • Pre- and post-feeding weight checks
  • Proper latch instruction
  • Care for milk production concerns
  • Care for breast or nipple pain
  • Breast pump use and pumping support
  • Support for returning to work
  • Hospital-grade Symphony breast pump rentals and Symphony kits
  • Prenatal breastfeeding education classes taught by an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Donor milk depot and dispensary locations for the Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes at our Hinsdale hospital

To reach The Nurturing Nook at our Bolingbrook hospital, call 630-312-4234 for an appointment, pump rental or to schedule an in-person tour. For The Nurturing Nook at our Hinsdale hospital, call 630-856-MILK or email  for a one-on-one appointment, to pre-register for the Breastfeeding Support Group, arrange a pump rental or bra fitting, or donor milk drop-off or purchase.

Postpartum Care

After childbirth, our team remains by your side as you heal, recover and enjoy your little one’s first moments and milestones. You can count on us for ongoing support and encouragement even after you go home.

Our postpartum services include:

  • Dedicated warmlines for non-urgent questions, advice or support through our Hinsdale hospital
  • Lactation support in the hospital and ongoing support through in-person and telephone counseling once you’re home
  • Support groups for new moms and parents at our Hinsdale hospital
  • Umbilical cord banking


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The hospital offers Birth Center tours every month. You’ll see where your baby will be born and where you will spend the first hours together bonding, and will have  an opportunity to meet the nurses who will assist you. You can see a schedule of upcoming tours here.

You can also see a virtual tour using the link below.


UChicago AdventHealth Hinsdale offers a range of classes to help you prepare for birth and parenting, including prepared childbirth, CPR, baby care and breastfeeding. You can see available upcoming classes and register here.

Last updated: April 22, 2024
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