B.A. asks from Arlington Heights, IL on March 20, 2008
Who Has Delivered at Northwest Community Hospital?
I've searched all over this wonderful website, and I haven't seen anyone mention this hospital. Has anyone delivered there? Was it a good or bad experience? Does this hospital have a good reputation? I am new to the Chicago area and your input is greatly appreciated!
So What Happened?™
Thanks to everyone for the responses! We went on a NCH tour last night, and I feel very comfortable with the idea of delivering there. (Their new OB facility apparently will not be open until 2009 or 2010, though.) Thanks again.
J.C. answers from Chicago on March 20, 2008
Hello and congrats B.!
I delivered my daughter there also 10 months ago. We had a great experience. Everyone was so kind, gentle, understanding and patient with my husband and me. The staff/nurses were accommodating to my husband. He stayed with me every night I was there and would bring him meals if they had some left over, without him asking. They were very nice to family and friends that visited. I had a c-section and the nurses were always there to help in anyway. I also heard it had a great reputation from many of my friends that have delivered there, so I purposely got doctors (who were also fantastic!) that associated with the hospital and would drive almost half an hour away to deliver there, even though there is a different hospital closer to me. The classes and groups offered are so helpful. My husband and I plan on using the doctors and hospital again in the future. I hope this helps. Good Luck!
And to help answer the statement below about the seperate building for Maternity. Yes, they are building a seperate section just for maternity. There, they will have even more rooms and much more to offer moms and families. I am so excited about this! It sounds like it will be great! I think it should be done either this summer or next summer.
M.R. answers from Chicago on March 21, 2008
My name is M. and I have had nothing but great experiences at Northwest community hospital. My first daughter was born inn 1999, 2nd in 2001 and 3rd in 2003. The nurses were wonderful and the dr.s were great. the rooms are private. please if you have any questions feel free to ask.
T.S. answers from Chicago on March 20, 2008
All three of my siblings were born there (I was born at Holy Family). My friends have delivered there. I grew up in Arlington Heights and I've never heard anything but good things about them. Actually, my sister was born 16 years ago (today) and I was 19 at the time. They allowed my other sister (17 at the time) and I to be in the delivery room with my mom for the birth of our sister. It was awesome. Everyone was so nice to us and accomodating.
Congrats to you!
J.M. answers from Chicago on March 20, 2008
I echo what everyone has said about NCH -- Love it! I had my son about 21 months ago and they were AWESOME! I was also in at 26 and 27 weeks pregnant for pre-term labor and they were accomodating, understanding and compassionate. We have since moved, but will be driving the bit extra to deliver our second there.
Also, if you're interested, I took a prenatal aqua class there and loved it. It was nice to be in a class with other pregnant women and to have the class tailored. I also had a mani and pedi at the spa at the wellness center so if you're so inclined, treat yourself there too! The facilities are clean and bright and fantastic.
E.B. answers from Chicago on March 20, 2008
I delivered my first at NCH in January of 2007 and had a great experience. Everyone, from the Emergency Room where I was admitted at 5 am because my water bag broke at home earlier to the Labor and Delivery Unit whose nurses were understanding and professional, to the Mother Baby Unit where they taught me how to take care of my newborn while they took care of me, to the Lactation Consultants who advised me on nursing my baby, made my stay memorable. I was in a semi-private room to recover from my C-Section, but the the other bed was empty. So, my husband was able to stay overnight once and my sister, who came out from Maine, as well. The hospital was very accomodating. And now they have networked with the Childrens Memorial Hospital, so any neonatal issues will be handled by the very best! I believe they were planning on opening up a separate building just for Maternity Services where each mother will have a private room. Not sure if that has happened yet.
You would be choosing a very reputable hospital to deliver your first baby.
J.N. answers from Chicago on March 20, 2008
I delivered (via c-section) both of my kids (now 4 and 2 1/2) at Northwest Community. I have only good things to say! Everyone in Labor & Delivery was wonderful! They were kind, patient, understanding and responsive to the needs of me and my kids. I also know they have a good reputation. Others I know who have delivered there also had great experiences. Good luck!
A.W. answers from Chicago on March 20, 2008
Northwest Community Hospital is a wonderful hospital. My sister's mother in law used to head up their nursing staff (until she retired). I've only heard really good things about NCH. Good luck and congrats!