Having A Baby
Women and INFANTs Center
The birth of a baby is a special time and each experience is unique. That's why the Women and Infants Center (formerly Birth Center) at HSHS St. John's Hospital offers highly personalized care and the support moms and babies need throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery and after delivery.
As a Level III Perinatal Center, St. John's can provide the highest level of care for mothers and babies in south-central Illinois. Our Women and Infants Center welcomes more than 1,800 babies every year. The antenatal unit (located within the Women and Infants Center) is staffed by maternal/fetal medicine specialists 24/7 for expectant mothers who may need extra care during their pregnancy for issues such as pre-term labor or high blood pressure. If an emergency should arise, a board-certified obstetrician is in the hospital at all times.
Should your baby need special care St. John’s has a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed 24 hours a day by neonatologists specially trained to care for babies born too early, as well as babies born with a serious illness. Nurses, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation specialists, pharmacists and dietitians all work together on the unit to provide your baby the best care.