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Whether this is your first child or another addition to your family, childbirth is an event that you and your family will cherish the memory of forever.

The Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center at OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center is built around that miraculous moment of your baby’s birth – from our compassionate caregivers attentive to your every need to our warm, comfortable surroundings.  

OSF Heart of Mary offers spacious, home-like suites for your labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum experience. Our staff of highly trained specialists provide expert medical care throughout your childbirth journey. 

Tour the Birthing Center

See what a great experience our beautiful Birthing Center can offer!

Call (217) 337-2122 to schedule your tour, or submit a request using the form below.

Schedule Your Tour

Parenting and Birthing Classes

Even before your baby arrives, we'll help you prepare for the big moment with classes for you and your family, including dads, siblings and even grandparents.

Classes include preparing for childbirth, baby care, and breastfeeding among others.

Both online and in-person classes are available free of charge. Pre-registration is required.


Save time and reduce stress when it's time for your baby to be delivered. Call ahead at (217) 337-2292 so our staff can be ready for you when you arrive!

Your Care, Your Way

We’ll do everything we can to help you have your baby, your way. Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center is a comfortable and soothing place to bring your new baby into the world.

At Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center, you’ll be an active participant in the decisions that affect your care.

Working with your doctor, we'll provide the birthing option that best matches your needs, including natural birth, epidural anesthesia, C-section procedures and hydrotherapy during labor.

We’ll support you every step of the way as you welcome your new baby into the world.

Why Choose Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center?

  • Spacious labor and delivery suites: The soothing colors and soft lines of each suite create a peaceful, serene environment to make you as comfortable as possible during labor.  Each suite also includes an oversized bathtub for soaking during labor.
  • Private, beautiful post-partum suites: Where you will stay after your baby is born until you are ready to go home.
  • Welcome Center and Family Oasis: To welcome your family as they visit its newest member
  • Two operating rooms and recovery area: Dedicated to cesarean section procedures.
  • Board-certified physician specialists: OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center has providers who are specialized in the area of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics to provide expert medical care to you and your baby.
  • Certified nurse midwives: Our certified nurse midwives are able to provide emotional and physical support, before, during and after your pregnancy.
  • Baby-Friendly® Hospital: As a designated Baby-Friendly Birthing Center, OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center provides new mothers with information, confidence, and skills to successfully breastfeed their babies.

  • Private Facebook Community: We have a private Facebook group for our mothers to ask questions of each other and our staff. 
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  • Certified Lactation Consultants: Our team includes International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Lactation Counselors. If you plan to breastfeed your new baby and have questions before, during or after delivery, we’re there to help you be successful.

Special Care Nursery (SCN) with On-Site Neonatologists 

We're ready with Level II plus Special Care Nursery services. Our team of board-certified neonatologists is on-site around the clock ready to respond with specialized care for babies born at 30 weeks and above.

If complications arise during your pregnancy or delivery, we have the capabilities to care for high-risk pregnancies and babies, including low-weight and premature births.

The SCN is conveniently located within the birthing center. We continually invest in equipment that enhances the staff’s ability to care for babies who need advanced care, including:

  • GE Panda baby warmers: With built-in resuscitation capabilities for high-risk babies as well as the ability to monitor the baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate without additional equipment.
  • Giraffe OmniBed: The most advanced and developmentally supportive microenvironment for critically ill infants, its full-featured incubator and radiant warmer eliminates the stress of moving infants from bed to bed.

We offer our moms and a support person the option to stay in one of our rooms on the postpartum unit for the duration of the baby’s stay in the Special Care Nursery even after mom has been discharged.  This gives the family the option to visit and participate in the care of the baby during it’s stay in the  Special Care nursery. 

OSF Medical Group - Obstetrics & Gynecology

OSF Medical Group has a team of specialized obstetrics and gynecology providers and midwives who support the Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center.

Expectant mothers can receive prenatal and postpartum care from our providers, who are conveniently located on campus in our Medical Office Building. 

Practice Name Address City Phone Today's Hours
1405 W. Park Street
Suite 200
Urbana (217) 337-2010

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open again Thu at 8:00 AM


OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center
1400 W. Park Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 337-2122

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