Edward welcomes nearly 4,000 babies into the world each year, among the highest number in Illinois. There are many reasons why so many expectant parents choose Edward's maternity services and have made Edward the most preferred hospital for obstetrics in Chicago's west and southwest suburbs.
Experienced, caring nurses and comforts of home A nurse is assigned one-on-one to you during active labor. Edward has been re-designated a Magnet Hospital for nursing excellence which puts our OB nurses in elite company.
All-private newly remodeled rooms provide every patient comfort such as a comfortable sleeper sofa and a flat screen TV with inputs for your camera and camcorder. You'll also enjoy our family lounges and a remodeled nursery with a baby spa for infant massages and baths. We encourage skin-to-skin contact with your newborn for bonding during that first important hour. We offer daily neck and shoulder massage for mom from our own massage therapist.
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Expert care for high-risk pregnancies, multiples Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. Learn about our renowned Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic and the highest level of care provided in our Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit for those newborns who need critical care.
We provide outstanding resources for parents of multiples as Edward delivers more multiples than nearly every hospital in Illinois.
Pregnancy Health & Education Center
We are here to to help as soon as you decide to have a baby until well after your child is born. Edward offers a variety of classes to help prepare for pregnancy, childbirth and caring for your newborn, as well as a special series of classes and information for those expecting multiples. Our Cradle Talk support group is one our most popular as new moms gather to share stories and learn valuable parenting information. A Breastfeeding Center provides education and support in your efforts to nurture your newborn. During your pregnancy, you should get regular prenatal checkups, eat a well-balanced nutritious diet, and get plenty of appropriate exercise.
See info about birth certificates, length of stay, classes, social security numbers, and visiting hours in our frequently asked questions. Sign up for our free eNewsletter, babe news, tailored to your week of pregnancy or age of your newborn. Prepare for the big day – link here for Labor and Delivery tips, including mapping your route to the hospital and information for visitors.
Edward is one of the first hospitals in the nation to participate in a collaborative of perinatal quality improvement advocates with state health departments, academic health centers, and March of Dimes chapters. Read more.
Expecting twins? Learn about our resources for parents of multiples.