Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital (Chicago) [Midwife-Attended Birth] | BirthGuide Chicago

Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital (Chicago) [Midwife-Attended Birth]

Address:
250 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-8400

Hospital | Midwife-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 22.8%

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) - 14.8%

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

instrumental delivery rate - 5.5%

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) - 21.3%

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 - 64.0%

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- 314
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - no data provided
  • Episiotomy Rate - no data provided

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

Outcomes reported above are for all births at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, including births attended by both doctors and midwives. Midwives care for lower-risk women and also tend to have lower rates of interventions. 

Maternity Care Overview

“Our nurse midwifery service nurtures women throughout all phases of life, from adolescence through menopause. We offer routine gynecologic services, as well as complete obstetrical care throughout pregnancy and birth. While all options for pain management are available, we specialize in individualized labor support, hydrotherapy and waterbirth. Our team works together to help ensure your and your baby’s wellbeing and provide a rewarding experience for you and your family. We believe in patient education, building trust in our relationships, and most importantly, listening to women.”

INSURANCE

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MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

Tours of the labor and delivery and postpartum floors are offered several times a week.  Registration is required.  You can see a schedule of upcoming tours here or learn more by downloading the tour guide here. Call 312.926.8400 to register.

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed. The Tike Hike Sunday workshop is designed for children ages 3-10 years old. Registration is required.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

The hospital offers a range of classes for expectant parents, including classes on c-section, comfort measures in labor, childbirth preparation, infant care, breastfeeding and special classes for grandparents, siblings and parents of multiples.  Call Monday-Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00 pm to speak with a childbirth educator: (312) 472-3867.

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

2020:

  • U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals (2020–21): Ranked No. 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report with 11 clinical specialties nationally ranked, and No. 1 in Illinois and in the Chicago Metro Region
  • Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality (2020): Leader in LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) healthcare by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index – Ninth consecutive year

2019:

  • U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals (2019–20): Ranked No. 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report with 12 clinical specialties nationally ranked, and No. 1 in Illinois and in the Chicago Metro Region
  • Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality (2019): Leader in LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) healthcare by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index – Eighth consecutive year

2018:

  • U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals (2018–19): Ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report with 11 specialties nationally ranked, and 1st in Illinois and in the Chicago Metro Region
  • Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality (2018): Leader in LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) healthcare by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index – Seventh consecutive year
Last updated: April 14, 2021
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