West Suburban Medical Center (Oak Park) [Doctor-Attended Birth] - Birth Guide Chicago

West Suburban Medical Center (Oak Park) [Doctor-Attended Birth]

Address:
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6200

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 23.5%

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) - 15.6%

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) - 26.4%

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 - 52.9%

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 - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - 20%
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 0 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 2%

COMMENTS ON OUTCOMES

The outcomes reported above are for all births at West Suburban Medical Center, including births in the Alternative Birthing Center (ABC) and births attended by both midwives and doctors in the Family Birthplace.

VBAC / VBA+2C: The ABC and the Family Birthplace had a combined VBAC success rate of 81% in 2017: 75 mothers tried for VBAC  and 61 succeeded.

Episiotomy rate: Overall episiotomy rate is 1.6%. Excluding shoulder dystocias, the combined episiotomy rate in the ABC and Family Birthplace is .6%.

Maternity Care Overview

At the Irvin & Margaret Houck Family Birthplace, you, your family and your new baby will be treated with the utmost care and compassion by skilled doctors, midwives and specialists.

West Suburban Medical Center provides comprehensive obstetrical care supported by additional neonatal expert care from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

INSURANCE

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Risk guidelines for VBAC

Trial of labor is supported for women who have had up to 2 previous C-sections, depending on type of incision, clinical history and provider discretion.

TRANSFER OF CARE AND TRANSPORT

  • 3% of newborns transferred

As Level II hospital, West Suburban cares primarily for women who have lower risk pregnancies. West Suburban serves a relatively high risk patient population, including women who have not had prenatal care and who may have undiagnosed risk factors.

Mothers and newborns needing more specialized care, including mothers in labor before 32 weeks and babies with fetal weight of less than 1500 grams, may be referred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

A tour of the Family Birthplace is offered every other Tuesday at 5:30 pm and the third Saturday of every month at 3 pm.

To schedule, call 866.938.7256.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

The hospital offers a number of classes for expectant and new families, including prepared childbirth classes for first-time and experienced mothers, pain management and breastfeeding classes.

You can learn more about upcoming support groups, classes and other health events at West Suburban by clicking here and selecting “Maternity services” in the Class/Topic box.

If you have any questions, call 866.938.7256.

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

West Suburban Medical Center has been recognized by the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative for excellence in care for severe range hypertensive pregnant patients.

Last updated: June 16, 2019