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Transition to Pediatric Care with Our Experts

We encourage you to make the Family Birth Center the first step on your family's journey through well-baby and well-childcare at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. Our pediatricians are available to follow your child's growth and development from infancy through teenage years. Appointments are available on our main campus and at off-site clinic locations that may be more convenient for your family.

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Extensive Support for Breastfeeding Moms

Our team is available to help you and your newborn get a healthy start to breastfeeding — before you give birth, during your first days with your newborn, and after you leave the hospital. We offer a free breastfeeding class for expectant parents, bedside breastfeeding guidance from our dedicated team of lactation consultants, and a free support group for breastfeeding moms.

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Our Gift Shops

Guests can stop by one of our gift shops for flowers, cards, balloons and more on their way to visit mother and baby. Or, save time and shop online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Labor Pain Management

At the Family Birth Center, we offer a broad range of pain management options to accommodate your health needs and preferences, including:

  • Natural and drug-free labor pain management
  • Epidural labor pain relief
  • Pain relief for cesarean deliveries (C-sections)
Our priorities are to honor what's important to you, and most of all — what's safe for you and your baby.

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Meet Our Midwives

Learn how certified nurse midwives play a unique role in optimizing childbirth experiences at the Family Birth Center. From drug-free pain management techniques to infant and well-woman care, our midwives offer a broad range of expertise to support each mom in experiencing childbirth her way.

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Labor Pain Management

At the Family Birth Center, we offer a broad range of pain management options, including pain relief for cesarean deliveries (C-sections) with special considerations to maximize family participation whenever possible.

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Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

With the Family Birth Center's convenient location in the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our neonatology experts are close by to provide comprehensive care for infants with high-risk conditions.

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Meet Our Obstetricians

Our physicians offer personalized, compassionate care throughout your pregnancy and your first days with your newborn. If you or your baby experiences a high-risk complication, our maternal-fetal medicine experts provide the highest level of specialized care for you both.

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Warm Water Immersion Therapy (Hydrotherapy)

Both natural birthing suites are equipped with built-in hydrotherapy tubs, offering pain relief and other potential benefits for women in active labor. Hydrotherapy is one of several options available for natural and drug-free labor pain management at the Family Birth Center.

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