We are honored that you are choosing the Family Birth Center at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center. The Family Birth Center provides everything you need to make the birth of your newborn a memory to cherish.
We are known as the “Baby Hospital” and strive to provide you with the type of delivery you desire in a secure and comforting environment. You will find a compassionate environment focused on family-centered maternity care philosophies, with the latest medical technology to provide only the best for you and your baby.
Our beautifully renovated labor, delivery and recovery suites provide homelike surroundings to create a special, safe and soothing experience as you welcome your new child into your family. And, as a special touch, each newborn is serenaded with "Brahms Lullaby" played throughout the medical center just moments after birth.
Some of the benefits of having your baby at OSF Little Company of Mary include:
- Prenatal programs presented by certified childbirth educators – including birthing preparation classes, sibling and grandparents classes, infant CPR classes and a mother-daughter program
- The Newborn Channel is broadcast 24 hours at the hospital in English and Spanish, providing new parents with information about caring for their infant
- 24-hour privacy from outside phone calls, if requested
- Round-the-clock visitation permitted for your baby's father or support person. Two other healthy adult visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sibling visitation is allowed with permission from your attending nurse
OSF Little Company of Mary respects and supports a variety of birthing methods. For some women, this may include care by a certified nurse-midwife who collaborates with our board-certified obstetricians to support you throughout the process.
Call (708) 636-9205 to schedule a free meet-and-greet and tour with one of our midwives.
With a referral from your physician, you can receive the services and benefits of our Maternal-Fetal Medicine program – including access to the most sophisticated prenatal diagnostic services.
Call (708) 229-5556 to schedule an appointment.
Neonatal Special Care Unit
Infants who require special attention following birth are cared for with the latest technology in our special care nursery.
This Level IIe nursery has extended capabilities and is a member of the premier University of Chicago Medical Hospital Perinatal Network.
In addition, neonatal specialists are available 24 hours a day to give these infants the treatment and attention they deserve.
We have four international board-certified lactation consultants and 12 staff members who are certified lactation counselors here to support and empower a mom’s choice.
The personalized care – from early education, breastfeeding classes and in-person assistance – is the best in town. We also are a Baby-Friendly hospital – the gold standard in maternity care and breastfeeding support.
New moms also can meet and share their breastfeeding experience with other moms at our Breastfeeding Support Group guided by one of our lactation consultants.
The group meets every Wednesday at OSF Little Company of Mary on the 8th Floor of the West Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an evening group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. No registration necessary.
Call (708) 229-5418 for lactation information.
Take a Tour
When it’s time to deliver your baby, our highly trained staff of physicians, nurses and care professionals in the Family Birth Center will provide you with exceptional care in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere.
Call (708) 423-5775 to schedule a walking tour.