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Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital Labor and Delivery

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At Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital, we consider it a privilege to be a part of your baby's birth day.

Our philosophy of care is family-centered. From the moment of birth, we give parents every opportunity to bond with their infant and form the beginnings of a close family connection. In our birthing center, you will stay in the same birthing suite throughout your hospital stay.

Parking and Transportation

If you arrive to deliver your baby between 5 am and 10 pm:

  • Enter at the north main driveway
  • Park in Visitor Parking 2
  • Enter at the Main Entrance
  • Tell the Information Desk you are here to have a baby
If you arrive to deliver your baby between 10 pm and 5 am:

  • Use the south driveway
  • Park in Lot 6 or have the driver drop you off at the top of the circular drive
  • Enter under the canopy at the top of the circular drive
  • Proceed to the Emergency Department, which is to your right after you enter the building
  • Tell the greeter you are here to have a baby

Parking Lots and Entrances

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Patient and Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

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24-Hour Neonatologist Coverage

Neonatologists are pediatricians with special training to care for newborns who are premature or ill.

Every parent hopes for a normal, full-term birth for their child. Some infants, however, may need more help in their first moments to get off to a strong start. That’s when our neonatologists step in.

The first moments after birth can be critical for stabilizing an infant who is premature or fragile. At Northwestern Medicine, we are committed to having board-certified neonatologists in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They perform the following critically important services:

  • Attending births deemed high-risk or at the request of an obstetrician
  • Caring for infants in the Level II intermediate care nursery
  • Performing infant exams for healthy, full-term infants at the request of a pediatrician or hospital staff

Lactation Counseling and Support

Recognizing the significant health benefits that breastfeeding provides to mothers and babies, Palos Hospital supports and advocates for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are available before and after your delivery to provide you with the education and skills needed to support your breastfeeding choices. They focus on the needs of the couple and are committed to promoting positive bonding experiences through professional and individualized education and support.

Take advantage of our before and after delivery educational classes to learn more about your labor and delivery expectations as well as caring for your baby.

Ongoing Guidance

Palos Hospital offers ongoing guidance following discharge through the Nursing Moms Network where mothers share their experiences and receive education and support from experienced maternal child health nurses and lactation consultants.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years, 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, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.