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Why Choose Us for Obstetrics?

Your birth experience is the primary focus of our obstetrics team. Whether you prefer to give birth in a hospital atmosphere or a home-like setting, our experienced physicians and nurse-midwives can help you bring your child into this world safely.

Award-Winning Service

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been nationally recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.
  • Many of our nurses have received national certifications, demonstrating their a commitment to their patients and their profession.
  • We consistently receive high scores on patient satisfaction surveys.
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center was voted one of the Best Places to Deliver a Baby in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago Poll, 2010.
  • Our physicians have appeared on Chicago magazine’s list of Chicago’s Top Doctors for Women.

Family-Centered Care

  • Our comfortable, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms are equipped with sleeper sofas for spouses and support partners, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players.
  • We support all types of birthing experiences. Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been named an LGBT Healthcare Leader by the Human Rights Campaign.
  • Our Alternative Birthing Center allows family members to experience the birth in a home-like setting at the hospital.
  • Our recently accredited Healthy Families program provides teen mothers with education and support.
  • We offer a range of classes, including Lamaze, breastfeeding and yoga.

Alternative Birthing Options

  • Some women with low-risk pregnancies can give birth on a queen-sized bed surrounded by loved ones under the care of their physician or a nurse-midwife in our Alternative Birthing Center.
  • Our nurse-midwifery program is the oldest in Chicago and remains one of the city’s largest.
  • Our certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) work with our obstetricians to provide complete prenatal, labor, postpartum and well-gynecological care.

Advanced Support for High-Risk Births

  • Our Antenatal Resource Center provides state-of-the-art testing to anticipate and solve potential pregnancy issues.
  • Mothers who require hospitalization prior to labor or who experience post-labor complications receive special care in our Perinatal Surveillance Unit.
  • Specially designed high-risk obstetrical suites are fully equipped for multiple births, Caesarian births and birth complications.
  • Our one-to-one nurse:patient ratio provides excellent labor support.
  • Board-certified neonatologists are on site 24/7 in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Our High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Care Unit offers monitoring and care for infants with possible developmental or neurological issues.
  • For transfers of high-risk women and babies from other hospitals to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, we offer transport teams and services.

Convenient Location on the North Side of Chicago

  • Located at Wellington Avenue and Halsted Street in Lake View
  • Ample on-campus parking
  • Short walk from the Wellington L station and CTA buses

Contact Us

To schedule a tour or make an appointment with an obstetrician, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622).

You can also find a physician and request an appointment online.

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