The OSF Birthing Experience
Thousands of babies have been born at OSF HealthCare hospitals. But we are not concerned about the numbers, because we know that each baby and every family is special. Our Mission is to celebrate life, and nowhere is that more evident than in our obstetrics departments.
Few experiences compare to the joy of bringing a new baby into the world. Our OSF HealthCare teams know that few moments in life are as memorable and treasured as the birth of a child.
We want to celebrate this birthday with you and surround you and your family with the greatest care and love.
Knowing When to Deliver
Evidence shows some of the most important organs grow significant amounts in the last few weeks of a pregnancy.
A baby’s brain at 35 weeks weighs only two-thirds of what it will weigh at 39 to 40 weeks. The lungs and liver are also in their final stages of development.
When a mom induces labor before 39 weeks, she takes away crucial developing time her newborn needs.