Northwest Community Healthcare Hospital (Arlington Heights) | BirthGuide Chicago

Northwest Community Healthcare Hospital (Arlington Heights)

Address:
800 Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 618-1000

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

  • Large (between 1600 and 4000 births per year)
  • Perinatal Level III

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 33.5%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
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MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
Among the HIGHEST
High

Primary C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 19.5%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
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MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
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Among the HIGHEST
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instrumental delivery rate - 2.9%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
low
MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
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med-high
Among the HIGHEST
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VBAC Rate (risk adjusted) - 9.8%

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 - 49.3%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
High
MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
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med-low
Among the LOWEST
low
  • Number of VBAC deliveries per year- 48
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 14.4%

Maternity Care Overview

“We provide a full range of advanced medical services and conveniences for you and your baby to keep both of you comfortable, healthy, safe and happy throughout the childbirth experience and beyond.

SKIN TO SKIN

Your baby will be placed skin-to-skin with you right after birth.

  • If you have a vaginal birth and there are no complications, your baby will be placed directly on your chest after delivery and will remain there until the first breastfeed or for an hour for the formula-feeding mother
  • If you have a cesarean birth, and there are no complications, your baby will be placed skin-to-skin with you as soon as you are stable and alert, usually in the recovery room. We also encourage skin-to-skin holding with the father or other labor support person
  • The mother-baby couplet is transferred together to a private room in the Women and Infants area. We encourage minimal separation during your stay

Skin-to-skin contact is important for all babies because it helps with bonding, keeps your baby warm, keeps your baby’s blood sugar in a normal range and gets breastfeeding off to a great start. Babies who are held this way also cry less. Skin-to-skin holding allows your baby a gentle entry into the world and assists your baby to progress through a number of amazing developmental skills.

WARM, SUPPORTIVE AND PRIVATE LABOR AND DELIVERY ROOMS

  • Spacious, private, comfortable labor and delivery rooms that are equipped with the latest technologies and amenities for you and your child’s safety and comfort
  • Sofas, large in-room bathroom with shower, work area and storage space so your partner can comfortably stay with you overnight
  • Medical equipment is fully integrated into each private room to support the transition from labor to delivery or to accommodate emergency procedures
  • Special recessed, remote-controlled lighting for physician and staff during childbirth
  • Three C-section operating rooms are available on the unit, just in case

A FAMILY-CENTERED ENVIRONMENT FOCUSED ON YOU AND YOUR PARTNER

  • Warm and inviting area filled with windows, natural light and space to walk around
  • Large waiting area features laptop connection, a quiet area, a kids’ zone and a TV
  • Flexible visiting policy where the mother determines the number of guests visiting at one time
  • Lockers for partners are provided in the operating suite as well as centrally located in the unit
  • Cell phones can be used throughout the hospital to keep in touch—the only restrictions are in areas of high technology, such as the operating room
  • If your support person needs to leave the unit to visit the cafeteria, the staff will be happy to call his or her cell phone to keep in touch
  • A video-monitored indoor path for moms in labor who want to walk around

ANESTHESIA PAIN CONTROL

Anesthesia pain control is a very important part of the labor and delivery process. An anesthesiologist from Northwest Suburban Anesthesiologists will work very closely with your obstetrician and labor and delivery nurses to provide you the most state-of-the-art pain-control options available. The safety of you and your baby are our top priority, and our pain-management options are designed with this in mind. Therefore, NCH’s Anesthesia Department has an obstetrics-dedicated anesthesiologist available around the clock, every day of the year.

WELL-BABY NURSERY

  • Our experienced staff is available to care for your baby anytime, day or night, if the need arises
  • We support the mother’s choice to send her baby to the nursery, but we encourage rooming in, as it is proven that mothers actually rest better if the baby remains with them

CARING AND EXPERIENCED CHILDBIRTH STAFF

  • Specially trained nurses and board-certified obstetricians are in Labor and Delivery 24/7, working in conjunction with your attending OB during childbirth
  • Obstetric hospitalists are available to care for you in an emergency until your own obstetrician arrives
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians from NorthShore University HealthSystem make daily rounds and are available 24/7 to consult with your attending OB for high-risk pregnancies
  • An anesthesiologist dedicated to labor and delivery is available 24 hours a day
  • A neonatologist and NICU nurse attend all high-risk deliveries

ADVANCED SERVICES FOR ADDED ASSURANCE

  • Rapid-response teams are on standby at all times, just in case
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed by Lurie Children’s neonatologists deliver advanced care, attend high-risk deliveries and provide 24/7 on-site coverage to the babies in the NICU
  • Advanced telemedicine system for additional consultations”

INSURANCE

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All patients are accepted regardless of insurance.

Patient ​Acceptance ​Guidelines

Risk guidelines for VBAC

Trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is not recommended after previous cesarean section with a classical incision, certain uterine surgeries such as myomectomy, if you have had a prior uterine rupture or medical/obstetrical problems preventing vaginal delivery.  VBAC/TOLAC should be discussed with your obstetric provider.

MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

Tours of the Women’s Center are available on Monday evenings or Saturday mornings. Tours are free, but registration is required. No children under 10. Children under 10 are encouraged to attend a Super Brothers/Super Sisters class.

Click here to view a schedule of upcoming tours.

 

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

NCH offers a range of classes for expectant families, including childbirth preparation, online childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, new baby care, infant and child CPR, and siblings classes. Search in the category “Expectant parents” to see a schedule of classes here.

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

Last updated: February 16, 2021
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