Midwives Care LLC [Home Birth Practice] | BirthGuide Chicago

Midwives Care LLC [Home Birth Practice]

Address:
841 Buckboard Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 269-4344

Home birth provider

  • Small (fewer than 900 births per year)

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (not risk-adjusted) - 3%

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 (not risk-adjusted) - 3%

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 (not risk-adjusted) - N.A

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 - 93%

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- 3
  • Epidural Rate - 4%
  • Overall Induction Rate - 2.5%
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 1%

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

C-section rates: The c-section rates reported above reflect the number of women who began labor at home over the past 3 years, and who transported to the hospital and ultimately had a cesarean birth. This rate is not risk-adjusted, and should not be directly compared to rates for Chicago-area hospitals. However, if you qualify for care and begin your labor with the practice, the likelihood that you will have a cesarean birth is extraordinarily low.

VBAC rate: VBAC success rate for the practice is 100% (10/10 over the past 3 years). This rate reflects the percent of women who have had a prior cesarean birth and who birth vaginally, either at home or after transport in the hospital. This rate is not directly comparable to VBAC rates for Chicago-area hospitals because it does not include any women who had a prior c-section and opted for or required a c-section with this pregnancy.

Epidural rate:  No epidurals are offered at home. This rate reflects the number of women who were induced in the hospital or who began labor at home, transported to the hospital and ended up having an epidural (5/118 over the past 3 years).

Induction rate:  No medical inductions are undertaken at home.  The induction rate reported above reflects the number of women whose care is transferred before labor begins,  primarily for premature rupture of membranes and post-dates (3 /118 over the past 3 years).

Episiotomy rate: No episiotomies are undertaken at home. The rate reported above reflects the number of women who began labor at home, transported to the hospital in labor and ended up with an episiomy (1/115 over the past 3 years).

Maternity Care Overview

As regards birth, God gives women the ability to give birth naturally. Special care must be taken to protect the natural physiology of pregnancy and birth. A woman’s family and loved ones should be included in her pregnancy and birth cycle to the extent that she desires. The midwife should respect the cultural expressions of the woman and family. The role of the midwife is to guard the birth, and her presence should make the women feel safe. Home birth with trained providers is best suited to fulfill this philosophy of care for the low risk woman.”

Prenatal care: “We offer the following prenatal services:

  • In office preconception care
  • In office free consultations for patients deciding whether or not to pursue a homebirth with MidwivesCare, LLC.
  • In office prenatal care.
  • In office fetal NonStress Testing (NST) for pregnancies 40-42 weeks
  • In-office lab draw
  • Orders for ultrasounds or other needed radiology.”

Labor and birth: “We come to your home in labor and stay with you for 2 -6 hours after your baby is born. In the event of a hospital transfer, the practice will provide a midwife or assistant to accompany you.”

“Should you risk out of our service after 35 weeks and deliver via a scheduled Cesarean or induction, you will still be provided with our support at the hospital and after birth to initiate breastfeeding.”

Postpartum care: “We will visit you in your home on days 1 and 3 after your baby is born. We provide an extra 1 week visit for first time moms. Women will follow up in the office within 4-8 weeks after delivery for their postpartum check.”

Consults: “Free consults to discuss birth desires and expectations, finances, common questions, safety, compliance requirements, etc. About 60 long. Please have both support person and mother come. Children always welcome; homebirth is a family event!”

 

INSURANCE

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Patient ​Acceptance ​Guidelines

Risk guidelines for accepting patients

no twins no breech no diabetes no high blood pressure no chronic illness required to take medications c-section with

premature

37 weeks and 0 days

42 weeks and 0 days

Risk guidelines for VBAC

VBAC may be an option is you have had no more than one prior c-section (low transverse scar) and you’ve also had a prior vaginal birth.

TRANSFER OF CARE AND TRANSPORT

  • 10% of mothers transported during labor
  • 10% of newborns transferred

None of the 11 women who transported to the hospital in labor over the past 3 years required emergent transports.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

The practice requires that first-time mothers take childbirth classes, but it is their option where they take classes. Several birth assistants in the practice are childbirth educators and doulas.

Last updated: March 18, 2020
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