When you are planning to have a baby or expecting, it’s an exciting time for your entire family—and it’s an exciting time for us at Little Company of Mary’s Family Birth Center as well. We are proud to be known as “the Baby Hospital” of the area, because it means that for years people have trusted us to take part in welcoming their babies to the world. And so the Hospital is especially excited to include a new Family Birth Center as part of the Campus Transformation Project.
When the Campus Transformation Project is complete, the Family Birth Center will be new from the ground up, providing women and their families a warm, welcoming, state-of-the-art area to receive family-centered maternity care.
The Family Birth Center will be designed with a new mother’s needs in mind, including all private rooms designed as “family suites,” with plenty of space for spouses, siblings, and visitors to welcome your little one into the world. New mothers will also have their own private bath.
The new Center will help all mothers rest assured that they are our top priority. Our nurses have more experience than any mom could desire from a hospital—we’ve delivered more than 200,000 babies since we opened in 1930. Our skilled nurses who have more than 600 years of combined experience, were named Best Nursing Team by Advance for Nurses Magazine. The new construction will be designed to optimize patient safety, so nurses will have a clear view of all areas and quick access to patient rooms, so you can be sure our experienced nurses are always close at hand.
Babies and Moms will be cared for with new, state-of-the art technology. Our LCMH team is well equipped for routine and high-risk pregnancies. Should your infant require special attention post-birth, our Level II special care nursery is a long-time member of the University of Chicago Hospital Perinatal Network. Our neonatal specialists are available around the clock, providing excellent care. The new Special Care Nursery will be a quiet environment with private space for each baby, where our neonatologists and trained nurses will help our babies thrive and flourish.
We hope you will journey with us as we further develop our Family Birth Center and complete our transformation of the Little Company of Mary campus by signing up for our elist.