Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) [Doctor-attended birth] | BirthGuide Chicago

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) [Doctor-attended birth]

Address:
1650 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612
(888) 352-7874

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

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

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 29.8%

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) - 19.3%

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

instrumental delivery rate - 7.34%

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) - 19.0%

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

Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate - 46.2%

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- 73
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 1%

Maternity Care Overview

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“You and your family deserve the best for your baby — and Rush delivers. We tailor our care to your childbirth goals, supporting you with our many birthing options in a safe and nurturing environment.”

  • “Convenience and care in one location: Our Family Birth Center offers labor and delivery, post-delivery and baby care, and neonatal intensive care (NICU) in one location. Each of these units care for you through each stage of birth so you have the convenience of not changing floors. And if your baby needs extra care, our NICU is just steps away. We’re the only hospital in Illinois to have our NICU immediately next to our labor and delivery rooms.
  • Spacious and comfortable labor and delivery suites: Our large labor and delivery rooms provide space for you to relax and do pain-relieving exercises as you labor. There is also comfortable sitting and sleeping space for any loved ones who are part of your birthing experience.
  • Your delivery, your choices: At Rush, you can labor as you choose surrounded by capable and caring staff who support your birth plan. With birthing balls, large showers and labor teams trained in different relaxation and breathing techniques, we can tailor your labor experience to your preferences. Our expert anesthesia team can also administer pain medication, like an epidural, to make you more comfortable during labor and delivery.”
  • “Telemetry monitoring allows you to move during labor: Since contractions can stress some babies and affect their heart rates, Rush providers keep a close watch on how your baby is handling labor and delivery through electronic monitoring. For moms interested in walking and moving during labor, we offer telemetry monitoring. This type of monitoring enables your provider to watch your baby’s heart rate and allows you to be mobile. Being mobile can be an important part of anyone’s labor, but especially a mom wanting an alternative birth.”
  • “Mother Baby Unit for after your baby is born: After delivery, you’ll stay in our Mother Baby Unit — 34 single, private suites with plenty of space for family members. Your baby will stay in your room with you, allowing you more time to bond and learn about baby care from our pediatricians and nurses.
  • Breastfeeding support during your hospital stay and beyond: Our nurses and lactation consultants have special training to help new moms and babies with breastfeeding. We offer bedside breastfeeding assistance immediately after delivery and in the privacy of your mother baby suite, as well as once you return home. This special support, and commitment to helping moms breastfeed, earned Rush a Baby-Friendly birth center designation.” “While we respect a mom’s choice in feeding her baby, it’s our goal to provide the optimal conditions for successful breastfeeding. This includes promoting skin-to-skin contact, having trained staff available after delivery and limiting separation between the mom and baby during their hospital stay.”
  • Highest level of NICU care: Our level III NICU and expert providers are ready to care for your baby if needed. We offer 55 private NICU rooms, each with individual control of lighting, sound and temperature to offer your family comfort and privacy during your stay.”
  • “Feeding our most vulnerable: Rush University Medical Center continues to be a leader in providing breast milk to babies in our NICU. Our Mothers’ Milk Club provides educational lunches, accessible breast pumps and a peer counseling program to encourage breastfeeding. Rush Copley Medical Center also encourages breastfeeding by offering lactation consultations in the NICU and utilizing donor milk (from an approved donor bank) to feed low birth weight babies.”
  • Caring for you after your hospital stay: Rush University Medical Center wants to help ensure that your transition to home is a smooth one for your new family. Through our Family Connects program, which is part of Family Connects Chicago, a nurse will visit with you about three weeks after you return home. This check-in meeting at your home will help us identify any concerns after your hospital stay, determine if you need any additional support such as breastfeeding or child care assistance, and allow you to ask baby care questions. We will also continue to evaluate your postpartum mental health and overall well-being.”

INSURANCE

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Customer service representatives and financial counselors are available to help you navigate and understand your coverage.

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MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

For more information about tours of the Family Birth Center, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874).

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

For more information about classes offered at Rush, please go to https://www.rush.edu/health-wellness/events-and-classes

Available classes include:

  • Childbirth Education
  • Refresher Prenatal Class
  • Basic Breastfeeding Class
  • Infant & Child CPR

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

The Rush Family Birth Center is a Baby-Friendly Designated birth center. Baby-Friendly USA, a World Health Organization-affiliated institution, awards this prestigious international designation to hospitals that provide a high level of care, support and education to breastfeeding mothers and their babies to help them successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding. Rush is one of few hospitals in Illinois with Baby-Friendly designation.

Last updated: March 9, 2021
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