Newly remodeled, the OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Family Birth Center has been decorated with your comfort and convenience in mind.

Our private Labor, Delivery and Recovery Rooms (LDR) offer a soothing, home-like atmosphere. We also offer a specialized birthing suite for Cesarean delivery.

The birth experience also includes an individualized birthing plan. Our staff works with each family to help prepare a unique plan that accounts for your personal preferences concerning educational programs, facilities, security and labor pain management.

Our standard of care includes mother/baby skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, rooming-in and supporting breast feeding as much as possible during your stay. 

Other features of our Family Birth Center include:

  • Level 2 nursery
  • Infant security
  • Newborn screenings
  • Car seat safety checks
  • King and queen’s meal
  • Newborn channel
  • Fetal monitoring system
  • Whirlpool hydrotherapy
  • Baby care instructions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Souvenir birth certificates
  • Pastoral Care


During your stay, our staff is available to assist you in learning to care for yourself and your baby. 

You will learn how to bathe, hold, feed and diaper your baby.

In addition, our lactation and dietary experts can offer assistance regarding breastfeeding or nutrition.

You will also receive individualized training in the proper installation and use of your car safety seat before you depart.


You may opt to use a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) for the birth of your child. 

A registered nurse with graduate education in midwifery, a CNM offers care for women of all ages, through all stages of life.

A midwife views pregnancy and the birthing process as a normal life event and typically does not utilize medical procedures unless there is a specific health concern.

Expectant mothers who choose a midwife are assured personalized care that is focused on education and making informed decisions.


OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
1100 E. Norris Drive
Ottawa, Illinois 61350
Phone: (815) 433-3100

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