Our Maternity Center fosters a private and nurturing environment that supports new families and promotes patient and newborn safety. While designed to feel like home, each patient room has all of the necessary high-tech medical equipment with a specialized clinical team ready to care for each new mother and her baby.
Obstetricians, masters-prepared midwives and family practitioners provide obstetrical care in our Maternity Center, and obstetrical anesthesiologists manage patient pain to assure as comfortable a delivery experience as possible. In addition, our in-house skilled neonatologist attends all high-risk deliveries.
Our nursery provides radiant warming beds and ventilators, when necessary. Cardiac activity, respiratory status and other life parameters are monitored continuously. Premature and critically ill newborns receive exceptional care in either our own neonatal intensive care unit (NIC-U) or the NIC-U at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Stroger's neonatal critical care transport team transfers patients from Saint Anthony.
Family involvement and bonding is the Maternity Center's goal, and rooming-in is encouraged.
Safety is one of our top priorities here at the Saint Anthony Hospital Maternity Center. That is why we have started the New Child Safety Program. We want to help provide extra care for your extra special delivery.
Every woman who delivers at our Maternity Center will receive a free, highly-rated car seat and a few additional necessities for your newborn. Each seat will be specially installed upon discharge by one of our certified passenger safety technicians.
For more information, please contact our OB Patient Care Navigator at 773.573.4767.
The Saint Anthony Hospital OB Patient Care Navigator supports patients with their individual prenatal care and maternity needs. She can help connect you with the right resources throughout your pregnancy and after delivery.
She can meet with you in-person or by phone.
For more information download the flyer (below) or if you would like to make an appointment with, or speak to, our OB Patient Care Navigator, please call 773.573.4767.
OB Patient Care Navigator Flyer / Folleto - Bilingual / Bilingüe (2 pages / .4 MB)
Tours of our Maternity Center can help make your prenatal experience more comfortable. The entire family is welcome to tour our facility and learn more about maternity services at Saint Anthony.
For more information about our Maternity Center tours, please call 773.484.1010.
Thinking about having a baby? Already pregnant? Our prenatal classes in English and Spanish focus on alleviating your anxieties and setting appropriate expectations as you transition through your pregnancy. Our classes are for women having babies for the first time as well as for those who have had babies, but would like a refresher.
Find out more about our Prenatal Education.
Saint Anthony Hospital offers free, confidential pregnancy testing. Support and guidance is provided to all regardless of your results. Walk-ins are welcome. To see a list of our locations that provide this service, click here.
If you would like to make an appointment with a physician or midwife, or to join a prenatal class in our Maternity Center, please call 773.484.1010.