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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Labor and Delivery

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Overview

At Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, we provide expert, compassionate care throughout your pregnancy journey. We strive to make your experience comfortable and personal.

Services include:

  • Preconception planning: Your OB-GYN physician can provide a preconception exam to assess your total health, find and manage risks that could complicate pregnancy, help you adopt a healthy lifestyle and add vitamins critical for a baby’s development. If you have certain risk factors for genetic disorders, you’ll have access to leading-edge genetic counseling. Board-certified genetic counselors can help you learn about inherited disorders, identify your risks and guide you through a personalized plan for your pregnancy. Learn more about prenatal genetic testing.
  • Comprehensive prenatal care: In addition to meeting your needs for prenatal care, we offer a host of perinatal resources including programs and classes to keep you healthy, informed and prepared for pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. For peace of mind, maternal-fetal specialists are here to care for any complications that arise. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine team offers services for added assurance of mother-baby well-being during pregnancy. Certified diabetes educators will help you control issues related to gestational diabetes.
  • A personal childbirth plan: Our specialists want to create a personal, memorable childbirth experience for you and your family. As your delivery draws near, consider your preferences for family participation, pain management and breastfeeding so your care team can help provide the experience that’s right for you. Please complete your delivery registration before your seventh month of pregnancy. To reserve your admission, complete your pre-registration information online.
  • High-comfort, high-tech birthing suites: When it’s time for your baby’s arrival, you’ll settle into a private, homelike labor-delivery-recovery suite equipped with the latest technology. Experienced nurses will care for and support you during childbirth. Maternal-fetal specialists are on-site to help handle any complications.
  • Pain management options: During labor, you’ll have a variety of pain-relief options, including natural methods as well as medications and anesthesia (typically an epidural) administered by anesthesiologists, who are available on-site 24/7.
  • Special deliveries: We are fully prepared to handle multiple births (such as twins, triplets or quadruplets) and emergency C-section deliveries. In addition, Central DuPage Hospital has a Level III Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is staffed by more than 140 board-certified pediatric specialists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago*.

After Baby Arrives

After your baby arrives, the specialists at Central DuPage Hospital are here to help make this precious time as personal and memorable as possible. You can expect:

  • Excellent nursing care: After your baby is born, you’ll move to a private suite. A nurse will care for you and your baby. They can answer any questions, teach you about newborns and their care, and connect you with resources.
  • Personal choices, advanced resources: We encourage you to have your baby stay with you in your room. All of your baby’s care can be provided in your room, and you may participate in the care as much as you wish. Should you require some quiet time to rest and recover from delivery, the nursery is available 24/7 to provide care for your baby. Your nurse will be able to assist you with any of your individual needs. You may have visitors any time of the day or night, or you can also choose to limit your visitors. Simply let your mother-baby nurse know your preference.
  • Breastfeeding and lactation support: Certified lactation consultants are here to provide education, resources and ongoing support to help you have a successful breastfeeding experience. Learn about our lactation services and infant feeding policy.
  • Infant security: We take the safety of you and your family seriously. The entrances to all units are secured. All babies wear tamper-proof bracelets that help keep them safe. We use surveillance equipment to monitor all units of the hospital. In addition, we have a trained Security team.
  • A beautiful picture of your baby: To capture those first precious moments with your baby, Central DuPage Hospital arranges for professional photos of your newborn to be taken in the comfort of your hospital room.
    • Bella Baby®: Talented photographers create beautiful baby pictures that you can cherish forever. You can access your Bella Baby® photos online for 14 days by using a protected password. Share your password with select friends and family members who wish to view or order photos of your baby by using a protected password.

Level III NICU

Our Level III (NICU) is staffed with physicians from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago*, thanks to a unique affiliation between Central DuPage Hospital and Lurie Children's.

You and your baby have convenient access to more than 140 board-certified pediatric specialists who use the latest child-specific equipment, technology and techniques to treat infants with special needs related to premature birth, low birth weight and other medical conditions.

In addition, the NICU offers a private room where you can bond with your baby. Each room has controls for lighting, temperature and music, allowing families to create a more personal space within an intensive care environment. For your child's safety, the NICU is secured at all times.

Expert Care for Your Baby

Lurie Children's neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and nurse specialists of the NICU provide 24-hour onsite care for newborns with a wide range of health issues, including:

  • Congenital problems

  • Problems of the lung and gastrointestinal systems

  • Low birth weight (under 5.5 pounds)

  • Medical complications such as infection, slow transition and poor feeding

  • Premature birth (less than 37 weeks gestation)

Maternal Transfer Services

A clinician at a referring hospital initiates maternal transfer services. If you are interested in a maternal transfer to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, please click here.

Parking and Transportation

General parking is available 24/7 and is patrolled by security staff.

Parking Rates

Standard Parking

Up to 7 Hours: Free 7 to 24 Hours: Free

Parking Lots and Entrances

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Transportation

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Accessibility

Disability and Foreign Language Services

  • Language interpreters: We have medically trained interpreters for a variety of languages. If you prefer to communicate in a language other than English, please ask a member of your care team for help. There is no cost for interpreter services.
  • Resources for the hearing impaired: American Sign Language interpreters, TTY devices and a video interpreting system are available. Please tell a staff member if you would like to use this no-cost, confidential service.

Patient and Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
Open 24 hours
Tuesday
Open 24 hours
Wednesday
Open 24 hours
Thursday
Open 24 hours
Friday
Open 24 hours
Saturday
Open 24 hours
Sunday
Open 24 hours

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital offers a wide range of information, resources and amenities to help make your experience convenient, comfortable and efficient.

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Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among "America’s Best" including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois for 13 straight years (tie), by U.S. News & World Report, 2024 – 2025. Our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities and people we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.®

Related Resources

Bella Baby®View your baby's first photo at Bella Baby Photography.

Childbirth and Parenting Classes


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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.