Maternity & Birth
Whether this is your first child, or another addition to your family, birth is an event that you and your family will cherish forever.
The OSF St. Mary Medical Center staff are happy to share this joy with you.
At OSF St. Mary, we know that birth is an exciting event and how you experience it is as important to us as it is to you.
The birthing center at OSF St. Mary is large enough to provide a comprehensive range of services, yet small enough to assure individualized care for you and your family.
Our unit features private accommodations in the postpartum area as well as a dedicated birthing and delivery/C-section rooms.
All obstetric services at the birthing center are designed to ensure a safe and comfortable birthing experience.
Our physicians use the latest in ultrasound technology to closely monitor the development of your child and our entire birthing center team are certified in neonatal resuscitation.
The birthing center's labor rooms are private and attractive. Your support person may be with you at all times during the birthing process, and other family members may wait nearby in a comfortable lounge where reading materials and phones are available.
Our birthing rooms are designed to provide a safe home-like atmosphere where you can share the experience of your child's birth. The rooms are equipped with infant warming beds, television sets, a telephone and a private bathroom.
Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. A menu-style option is available for mothers and their support person.
Epidurals are available at OSF St. Mary at any time.
Following the birth of your child you will spend a period of time recovering in the birthing room. The recovery room provides the perfect place for infant, parent, grandparent bonding.
We encourage you to take this time to get to know your baby; look at those tiny fingers, count the toes, begin to feed your baby if you choose or take photographs.
After your baby's birth, rooming-in arrangement can be made. You will have a private room. The rooms are bright and cheerful, providing a pleasant setting for you and your visitors.
Each room has a bathroom and a shower, telephone, color television, rocker, sofa bed and lounge chair for your convenience.
Education & Resources
OSF St. Mary offers a wide range of classes for expecting moms and dads including Lamaze classes and Big Brother/Big Sister classes.
All programs require pre-registration and are free of charge if you plan on delivering with us at OSF St. Mary.
We also offer consultations, Monday through Friday, with our certified car-seat specialist to ensure your infant is secured correctly for the ride home as well as our lactation specialists.
OSF St. Mary also offers a newborn channel to watch during your hospital stay.
For more information or to register for a class, please call (309) 344-3161 x4190.