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Labor and Delivery Services in Northern Illinois

At KishHealth System, you’ll find exceptional care by experienced, compassionate nurses in our welcoming maternity suites. Our goal is to help you have a safe, rewarding birth experience that meets your personal preferences.

Women and their families throughout northern Illinois have turned to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb and Valley West Hospital in Sandwich for outstanding maternity care. Our level II labor and delivery services allow us to care for moms and babies who need extended hospitalization or have special needs.

KishHealth System Maternity Suites is in the process of achieving the designation of Baby-Friendly and is committed to excellence by providing evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding

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Medical Care

Your medical care includes:

  • Anesthesia services available 24/7
  • Obstetrician onsite 7 pm - 7 am (Kishwaukee Hospital only)
  • Dedicated cesarean section operating room just steps away
  • Specialty trained registered nurses in-house 24 hours a day, including certified lactation consultants who will visit during your hospital stay
  • Private neonatal procedure room in nursery
  • Advanced fetal monitoring
  • Social workers, registered dietitians and spiritual leaders, including postpartum counseling
  • Free post-partum visit after you’re discharged
  • Breastfeeding support while you’re in the hospital
  • Access to free Breastfeeding Center at Kishwaukee Hospital once you’re home

Dedicated Operating Room

The Maternity Suites includes an operating room just for our birthing moms. One of nice features of the OR is the adjoining area where mom and baby can recover with dad present. Mom can have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her baby. After mom and baby are recovered, they will return together to mom’s private room to visit with family and friends.

Postpartum Visit

All new moms, dads and babies are encouraged to return for a free post-partum visit within 72 hours after they leave the hospital. At this visit a nurse will:

  • Measure and weigh the baby
  • Perform a head to toe assessment of mother and baby
  • Check vital signs
  • Check bilirubin level
  • Provide breastfeeding support and feeding evaluation
  • Answer questions

All patients can visit the Breastfeeding Center, located on the first floor of the DeKalb hospital, and Valley West patients can return to the Maternity Suites in Sandwich for this visit.

Read patient testimonials we have received from mothers who gave birth in our maternity suites in DeKalb and Sandwich.

Come Prepared!

When packing your bag to bring to the hospital, don't forget to include your filled out pre-registration form! 

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