The Birth Center at PCC is temporarily closed due to staffing issues. Waterbirth, doula care, and a hospital birth center option are available for patients seeking birth center care with our midwives. The Family Birthplace at West Suburban Medical Center is available for Midwifery patients at PCC. For more information about this option, waterbirth, or doula care through PCC, please contact Mary Sommers, Director of Maternal Child Programs & Birth Center at (708) 386-0845 or [email protected].
The Birth Center at PCC offers a home-like facility where women give birth without medication. Patients receive prenatal care at PCC health centers but come to the Birth Center at PCC when labor begins. Birth center care includes attentive clinical support from certified nurse-midwives, access to a birthing tub, and frequent follow-up during the postpartum period.
In order to be eligible to deliver in the Birth Center at PCC, patients must be cleared for care by the midwives. Patients must also discuss insurance and payment options with the billing department upon entrance into the birth center program.