Mercy Hospital & Medical Center (Chicago) [Doctor-Attended Birth] - Birth Guide Chicago

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center (Chicago) [Doctor-Attended Birth]

Address:
2525 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-2441

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 24.4%

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) - 15.0%

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

VBAC Rate (risk adjusted) - 30.3%

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 - 70.4%

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- 83
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 0%

Maternity Care Overview

“Since 1852, Mercy Hospital has cared for Chicago’s moms-to-be with compassion and commitment, and our tradition of excellence continues today with our state-of-the art Family Birth Center.”

The Family Birth Center: “The Family Birth Center at Mercy is a unique, full-service facility offering moms-to-be leading-edge care in a comfortable, nurturing setting. Our doctors and nurses work closely with expectant mothers every step of the way—from pre-natal care through delivery and post-natal treatment—to ensure you a happy, healthy pregnancy and the best-possible birthing experience.”

High-risk pregnancy:  “Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but for women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, it can also be a time of worry and concern. If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, or have a condition that could lead to a high-risk pregnancy, access to high-quality diagnostic testing and services throughout your pregnancy is essential.”

“The Pre-Birth Place at Mercy Hospital offers comprehensive specialty care for high-risk pregnancies. Our highly trained and experienced team of prenatal specialists provides high-level, personalized care to each patient. We understand the confusion and concern that can accompany high-risk pregnancy, and so offer mothers a single, convenient location for all their prenatal care. Our state-of-the-art facility and expert staff help ensure the health of mother and baby, and put women’s minds at ease.”

“Depending on a woman’s level of risk, the Pre-Birth Place may work alongside the primary care provider to guide prenatal care. When closer supervision is required, Pre-Birth Place specialists provide complete obstetrical care.” [] “When the time for birth arrives, high-risk patients are welcomed to our Birth Center, where they can labor and deliver in a private, spacious birthing suite.”

Postpartum care: “Our commitment to Mom continues even after delivery, as we keep a watchful eye for signs of perinatal/postpartum depression. It’s one way Mercy strives to treat the whole woman. From prenatal counseling and care, through pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care, we provide individualized care in a sophisticated medical setting.”

Specialty care: “If a new baby requires specialty care, Mercy offers a Specialty Care Unit, where skilled neonatologists deliver care for premature and special needs babies. Our highly trained staff has years of experience caring for babies with health concerns, and the size of the nursery (just 16 cribs) ensures that both babies and parents receive attentive, compassionate care.”

 

INSURANCE

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MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

To schedule a tour of the Family Birth Center at Mercy,  Register Online or call 312-567-2441.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

You can see a schedule of childbirth classes by clicking here.

Last updated: June 11, 2019