Questions about COVID-19 and pregnancy?
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.
Our nurses are trained in multiple labor positioning techniques to encourage shorter labors. We have peanut balls, birthing balls, squatting bars, rocking chairs and other tools to assist with labor progression. We also have wireless fetal monitoring to encourage movement.
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 nursing Mission Partners address concerns you might have about caring for yourself and your baby to help you feel prepared for discharge.
Our 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. Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to help you baby transition from womb to world after delivery. This reinforces the bond between the two of you.
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.
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.
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Phone: (815) 226-2000