Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago) [Doctor-Attended Birth] | BirthGuide Chicago

Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago) [Doctor-Attended Birth]

Address:
2875 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 484-1000

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 14.1%

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) - 8.6%

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) - 39.6%

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 - 41.7%

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- 53
  • Epidural Rate - 53%
  • Overall Induction Rate - 19%
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 1%

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

Breastfeeding: At 80 – 90%, Saint Anthony Hospital’s rate for breastfeeding initiation in the hospital is considerably higher than its exclusive breastfeeding rate. The hospital serves a population for whom “mixed feeding” is the norm.

Maternity Care Overview

[includes input from Clinical Director]

The Maternity Center: Our Maternity Center fosters a nurturing environment that supports new families and promotes patient and newborn safety. We offer private labor and delivery rooms and a Level II nursery. While designed to feel like home, each patient room has all of the necessary medical equipment with a clinical team ready to care for each new mother and her baby.”

“At Saint Anthony Hospital, care is led by our masters-prepared midwives, backed up by our staff obstetricians and family practitioners. Obstetrical anesthesiologists manage patient pain to assure as comfortable a delivery experience as possible.”

“Family involvement and bonding is the Maternity Center’s goal, and rooming-in is encouraged.”

C-section rates:  Saint Anthony Hospital has among the lowest rates of cesarean birth in the Chicago area. “While C-section can be a lifesaving procedure, it also poses risks to mother and baby, both immediate and long-term.”

“New Child Safety Program: Safety is one of our top priorities here at the Saint Anthony Hospital Maternity Center. That is why we have started the New Child Safety Program. We want to help provide extra care for your extra special delivery.

Every woman who delivers at our Maternity Center will receive a free, highly-rated car seat and a few additional necessities for your newborn. Each seat will be specially installed upon discharge by one of our certified passenger safety technicians.”

“OB Patient Care Navigator: The Saint Anthony Hospital OB Patient Care Navigator supports patients with their individual prenatal care and maternity needs. She can help connect you with the right resources throughout your pregnancy and after delivery, including:

  • Assistance with medical coverage and applications;
  • Help connecting you with doctors, midwives or doulas;
  • Guidance with prenatal needs, including classes;
  • Setting up tours for the Saint Anthony Maternity Center, including transportation if needed.”

INSURANCE

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Patient ​Acceptance ​Guidelines

Risk guidelines for VBAC

Trial of labor is available for qualifying women who have had a previous cesarean birth. The option is available to women who have had no more than one prior c-section and who have a low transverse scar.

MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

Saint Anthony Hospital offers tours of the Maternity Center for the entire family.

For more information about Maternity Center tours, please call 773.484.1010.

 

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Saint Anthony Hospital childbirth classes are available in both English and Spanish. Prenatal Class sessions are held on Saturdays in the 2nd Floor Conference Room 4.

To learn more about prenatal education at the hospital, click here.

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

Saint Anthony Hospital is the first Illinois hospital to be awarded the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, acknowledging Saint Anthony Hospital’s commitment to achieving patient-centered care for mothers and newborns.

Last updated: May 17, 2020
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