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Birthing Center & Web Nursery

Birthing Center & Web Nursery

The birth of your baby is one of the most joyous and cherished moments in your life. When you're making the important decision about where to welcome your little one, choose the CGH Birthing Center.  You and your baby will enjoy all the comforts of home while benefiting from advanced technology and the skills of highly trained professionals. Ten private suites enable mothers to stay in one room for labor, delivery and recovery, while a private walk-in shower and soothing music provide the most comfortable, caring environment for moms and the whole family.  A centrally located whirlpool tub is also available for use.

The CGH Birthing Center is excited to announce that it is in the beginning phase of becoming a "Baby-Friendly Hospital." The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer the best possible level of care for infant feeding and mother-baby bonding. It recognizes and awards birthing facilities that successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. Learn more at

Additional benefits for moms include:

  • FREE childbirth education classes taught by certified childbirth educators
  • Sleeping accommodations for your partner, and rooming-in for your newborn
  • An online baby nursery, so you can easily share photos with friends and family
  • All private and spacious suites
  • A cesarean birth room available within the Birthing Center for planned and emergent c-sections
  • An advanced infant security system to keep your baby safe
  • Wireless Internet Access for you and guests
  • Interpretation services to help with communication
  • Supportive, individualized care

The supportive, individualized care provided by our knowledgeable staff allows for an exceptional experience throughout your stay.  If you are expecting or are preparing for pregnancy, we invite you to learn why the CGH Birthing Center is the perfect place to have your baby. We are dedicated to providing the very best for you and your family.  Call (815) 625-0400, ext. 5504, to schedule a tour.

CGH Medical Center also performs expanded genetic testing on all infants born at CGH. This test assures parents that their baby will grow up as healthy as possible. A simple, quick, economical blood test provides important information about your baby's health that you or your doctor might not otherwise know. This screening identifies the few infants who may have one of a number of rare birth defects and alerts the doctors to this possibility with diagnosis and treatment. Serious illness associated with most of these disorders can usually be prevented.

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