Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University HealthSystem [Midwife-Attended Birth] | Birth Guide Chicago

Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University HealthSystem [Midwife-Attended Birth]

Address:
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-2222

Hospital | Midwife-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall 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

Primary C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 11.5%

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) - 34.5%

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 - 63.5%

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
  • Number of VBAC deliveries per year- 194
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 4%

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

The outcomes reported above are for all births at NorthShore University Health System Evanston Hospital, including births attended by doctors and by midwives. Midwives care for lower risk women and also tend to have lower rates of interventions.

Maternity Care Overview

At NorthShore University HealthSystem we believe that having a baby is not just a single event but a journey that starts before you become pregnant and lasts beyond the time you take your baby home. Our philosophy of childbirth is the same throughout the NorthShore University HealthSystem network: give every family the education, support, and facilities to meet their unique needs. Our family-friendly delivery options let you have the birthing experience of your choice. . . . [Y]ou’ll receive [] warm, personal attention from highly trained professionals, and you can tailor a program of maternity care to have the birth experience of your choice.”

Midwifery care: “The midwives at Evanston Hospital offer hands-on care for women experiencing low risk pregnancies.”

Labor, delivery and postpartum: “Evanston Hospital offers the best of two worlds: A long-standing tradition of individual, personalized care and the very latest in high technology services. At Evanston Hospital you can deliver in the warmth of one our home-like Labor, Delivery, and Recovery rooms, in the care of a nurse who has personal responsibility for you and your family. Members of your family are welcome to be with you at the time of your child’s birth. Afterward, you’ll move to a private postpartum room with your own jacuzzi bath.”

Breastfeeding Resource Center:

  • “NorthShore University HealthSystem’s lactation consultants are all registered nurses and international board-certified lactation consultants with experience counseling, teaching and problem solving with mothers
  • We support and promote breastfeeding while respecting each mother’s personal breastfeeding goals
  • We educate each mother with the most current information to make informed choices about breastfeeding her baby
  • We promote confidence in a mother’s nursing ability
  • In helping the mother breastfeed, we use scientific, evidence-based principles
  • We are sensitive to each mother’s cultural influences and their effects on breastfeeding practices
  • We assist and support each mother throughout her breastfeeding experience”

Regional Perinatal Network hospital: “Evanston Hospital serves as a Regional Perinatal Network hospital for northeastern Illinois. Both high-risk mothers and high-risk babies are transferred to Evanston Hospital so they have access to the latest technology and highly-trained staff.”

ISCU: “Evanston’s Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) is a designated Level 3 nursery, the highest designation for nurseries, where neonatologists oversee baby’s care 24-hours a day.”

INSURANCE

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MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

Evanston Hospital offers walking tours of labor/delivery, postpartum and the nursery, led by a maternity nurse. The tour is free, but advance registration is required.

You can learn more here.

 

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Evanston Hospital offers a range of classes for expectant parents, including classes on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting.

You can see a list of classes here.

 

Last updated: June 10, 2019