AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (Chicago) [Midwife-Attended Birth] | BirthGuide Chicago

AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (Chicago) [Midwife-Attended Birth]

Address:
2233 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(877) 737-4636

Hospital | Midwife-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 26.5%

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

Primary C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 18.2%

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 - Too few cases to rate

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) - 31.6%

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 - 37.0%

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- 55
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 14%

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

The outcomes reported above include all births at AMITA Health Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, including births attended by both doctors and midwives. Midwives care for women who are lower risk and also tend to have lower rates of interventions.

Maternity Care Overview

“We deliver excellent care – right from the beginning.

At The Family Birthplace at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, you’ll find a family-friendly atmosphere in a safe and comfortable environment. We’re committed to giving you the best possible birth experience and helping you and your baby get off to a great start.”

Midwife-attended birthIf you are interested in having a certified nurse midwife (CNM) provide prenatal care and deliver your baby, we have board-certified midwives on staff. With graduate degrees in advanced practice nursing, our CNMs offer university-level expertise in a community-hospital setting.

Our CNMs are here to help you have the best experience possible, and pride themselves on partnering with you in an open and supportive environment. They offer an intimate, individualized approach to help healthy women with a low-risk pregnancy have an optimal birth experience and specialize in comfort measures designed to support a natural birth. But for those who desire it, pain medication and epidurals are available.

Our CNMs deliver babies for healthy low-risk women. If there are any unanticipated complications, we have obstetricians and neonatologists on the unit 24/7. For more information about CNMs, please call 312.405.9948.”

“A family birthing experience: We know how important the birth of your baby is to your entire family. That’s why we encourage the baby’s father, siblings, grandparents and other relatives to be as involved as they wish – before, during and after the birth. We allow dad and one other support person to be present for the delivery from beginning to end. Our liberal visiting hours allow family members to spend plenty of time with mom and the new baby. Typically, newborns are with their moms in the room around the clock.

Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum (LDRP) suites that include:

  • In-room bathroom and shower.
  • Subdued lighting to help you relax.
  • An oversized guest chair that converts to a bed for your support person.
  • A large, heated tub in your private suite to provide comfort during labor.

Advanced care for your baby, including:

  • Level II+ NICU / Advanced Care Nursery with advanced monitoring and neonatal intensive care.
  • Specially trained nurses for high-risk and pre-term babies.
  • A special fetal assessment area for diagnostic testing before the baby is born.
  • Electronic fetal monitoring of the baby.
  • State-of-the-art security system.”

INSURANCE

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Patient ​Acceptance ​Guidelines

Risk guidelines for accepting patients

Midwifery care is available to healthy women experiencing a low-risk pregnancy.

 

MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

To schedule a tour of The Family Birthplace and the private birthing suites, call 877.737.4636 (INFO).

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

The hospital offers tours and classes such as breastfeeding, birth preparation, infant care and infant CPR.

To register for a class, call (877) 737-4636 (INFO).

Last updated: February 15, 2021
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