Maternity Services At NCH

Labor And Delivery

Expertise and comfort, close to home

Since 1959, Northwest Community Hospital's Labor and Delivery Department has been bringing thousands of babies into the world every year. We provide a full range of advanced medical services and conveniences for you and your baby to keep both of you comfortable, healthy, safe and happy throughout the childbirth experience. Learn more about the postpartum services we offer after delivery.

Anesthesia pain control

Anesthesia pain control is a very important part of the labor and delivery process. An anesthesiologist from Northwest Suburban Anesthesiologists will work very closely with your obstetrician and labor and delivery nurses to provide you the most state of the art pain control options available. Safety of both you and your baby is our top priority, and our pain management options are designed with this in mind. Therefore, NCH's Anesthesia Department has an obstetrics-dedicated anesthesiologist available around the clock, every day of the year.

Learn more about anesthesia treatments and procedures


Warm, supportive and private labor and delivery rooms

  • Spacious, private, comfortable labor and delivery rooms, equipped with the latest technologies and amenities for you and your child's safety and comfort.
  • Sofas, large in-room bathroom with shower, work area and storage space mean dad or other support person can stay with you overnight.
  • Medical equipment is fully integrated into each private room to support transition from labor to delivery or to accommodate emergency procedures.
  • Special recessed, remote-controlled lighting for physician and staff during childbirth.
  • Mom and dad can bring movies or an iPod to enjoy music during labor.
  • Still photos may be taken at any time. Video is not permitted during the actual delivery or C-section.
  • Five Star Recipient for Vaginal Deliveries in 2015
  • Three C-section operating rooms are available on the unit, just in case.

Family-centered environment focused on you and your partner

  • Warm and inviting area filled with windows, natural light and space to walk around.
  • Large waiting area features laptop connection, a quiet area, a kids' zone and a TV Flexible visiting policy; mother determines number of guests visiting at one time.
  • Flexible visiting policy; mother determines number of guests visiting at one time.
  • Lockers for dads are provided in operating suite as well as centrally located in the unit.
  • Cell phones can be used throughout the hospital to keep in touch—the only restrictions are in areas of high technology, such as the operating room.
  • If your support person needs to leave the unit to visit the cafeteria, the staff will be happy to call his or her cell phone to keep in touch, if needed.
  • Video-monitored indoor path for moms in labor who want to walk around.

Well Baby Nursery

  • Our experienced staff is available to care for your baby anytime, day or night, if the need arises.
  • We support mother’s choice to send baby to the nursery, but we encourage rooming in as it is proven that mothers actually rest better if baby remains with them.

Caring and experienced childbirth staff

  • Specially trained nurses and board-certified obstetricians are in Labor and Delivery 24/7, working in conjunction with your attending OB during childbirth.
  • Obstetric hospitalists, board-certified obstetricians, are available to care for you in an emergency until your own obstetrician arrives.
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians (perinatologists) from NorthShore University HealthSystem who care for patients with high-risk pregnancies, make daily rounds and are available 24/7 to consult with your attending OB.
  • An anesthesiologist dedicated to labor and delivery is available 24-hours a day.
  • A neonatologist and NICU nurse attend all high-risk deliveries.

Advanced services for added assurance

  • Rapid response teams are on standby at all times, just in case.
  • 24-hour, on-site access to board-certified neonatologists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
  • Advanced telemedicine system for additional consultations.
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