At NorthShore University HealthSystem we believe that having a baby is not just a single event but a journey that starts before you become pregnant and last beyond the time you take your baby home. Our philosophy of childbirth is the same throughout the NorthShore University HealthSystem network: give every family the education, support, and facilities to meet their unique needs. Our family-friendly delivery options let you have the birthing experience of your choice. You may choose to deliver your baby at either Evanston Hospital or Highland Park Hospital. At either facility, you'll receive the same warm, personal attention from highly trained professionals, and you can tailor a program of maternity care to have the birth experience of your choice.
Evanston Hospital offers the best of two worlds: A long-standing tradition of individual, personalized care and the very latest in high technology services.
At Evanston Hospital you can deliver in the warmth of one our home-like Labor, Delivery, and Recover rooms, in the care of a nurse who has personal responsibility for you and your family. Members of your family are welcome to be with you at the time of your child's birth. Afterward, you'll move to a private postpartum room with your own jacuzzi bath.
Highland Park Hospital
Highland Park Hospital's Family Birthing Center is the only place in Lake County where you can labor, deliver, recover, and complete your postpartum hospital stay in the same private suite. Each birthing suite is equipped with a TV, VCR, CD player, private bathroom with handheld shower, and a bed for your spouse or partner. Your newborn stays with you, of course. Family members can share the entire experience or join you after delivery to welcome your newborn into the world. The same nurses care for you throughout the experience, rooming-in provides lots of learning opportunities for dads and other family