At the Center for Life at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, our Mission is to celebrate the Gift of Life. And that’s exactly what we do every day, celebrate new life with our littlest patients.

With a staff dedicated to providing state-of-the-art obstetrics care, we strive to make your birthing experience the experience of a lifetime.

About Our Delivery Rooms

We encourage family closeness and participation at each stage – before, during and after the birth of your baby.

That's why our spacious labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) suites allow you to labor, deliver and recover in one room and in an atmosphere that looks more like home than a hospital.

Your birthing bed adjusts to your individual preference. There is even an adjustable recliner for fathers-to-be to nap on.

Each private bath is equipped with a shower and luxurious Jacuzzi. C-section and recovery room care are provided by our staff.

After Baby is Born

At the Center for Life, we want to help you make a successful transition into parenthood.

Our Patient Education Coordinator addresses concerns you might have about caring for yourself and your baby.

Our Clinical Nurse Specialist/Case Manager will address any issues you may have during your stay.

Our Certified Lactation Consultant can help coordinate breastfeeding during your stay and after you return home.

Baby-Friendly Hospital

As a Baby-Friendly Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony is dedicated to giving all mothers the information, confidence and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies or feeding formula safely and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so.

Postpartum Clinic

Becoming a new parent often presents stressful changes and numerous questions. New mothers are scheduled for a complimentary visit with the Postpartum Clinic 24 to 48 hours after hospital discharge.

The clinic visit is designed to provide another opportunity for parent education and skill-building under the watchful eye of a health care professional. 

Postpartum Clinic nurses perform weight checks and other newborn assessments, especially those related to jaundice and dehydration. 

Nurses also screen for maternal infection, domestic violence and postpartum depression, thereby providing a safety net to new families who may have limited resources for informational and clinical support. 

Women receive assessment and assistance with breastfeeding their infant. The professional support helps strengthen each mother’s confidence in her ability to care for her infant. 

If you have any questions about the Postpartum Clinic, call (815) 227-2744.

Baby Photos

We offer  Baby Bella Photography at some of our birthing centers to take a variety of photos of your family and new baby. We encourage you to use our online photo service to privately release those first precious glimpses out to family and friends.

With your consent, a professional photographer will post the photos online. A custom slideshow is available for your viewing shortly after your session.

Online viewing and ordering is password protected and only available to those you choose to share your access code with. The slideshow will be available for viewing for 14 days after the photos are taken.  


OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Phone: (815) 226-2000

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