Maternity / Child Services

Maternity Services and Child Services

Take advantage of our maternity and  child services with our Family Birthing Centre, Pediatric Services or our prenatal classes to help ensure your children will have the best care available in the area. Newly remodeled LDRP rooms are available with whirlpool tubs.

Family Birthing Centre

St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre offers state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise of a well-trained staff to expectant parents. Deliveries at St. Margaret’s take place in the state-approved Level II Obstetric Center. Comfortable home-like surroundings are offered in the LDR rooms (Labor, Delivery, Recovery), as well as family waiting rooms. For information, phone (815) 664-1345.

Pediatric Services

Because St. Margaret’s knows that the care of children is different from adults, we offer our Pediatric / Young Adult Services. Our staff is specially trained to meet the needs of children from 0-17 years of age. Bedside cots for parents, spacious rooms, and a playroom and parent lounge are all a part of Pediatrics. For more information, call (815) 664-1450.

Pediatric Outpatient Clinics

Pediatric Cardiac Evaluation Clinic

Designed for any child or young adult (0-18 years) with a congenital heart defect, murmur, or suspected heart problem. This clinic is held once a month at St. Margaret’s. Phone (815) 664-1365 for appointments or information.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic

Designed for any child or young adult (0-18 years) with any known diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, or for an evaluation of symptoms in the gastrointestinal tract. This clinic is held once a month at St. Margaret’s. Phone (815) 664-1365 for appointments or information.

Prenatal / Sibling Classes

St. Margaret’s offers five-week Lamaze/Prenatal classes on Mondays, every other month, beginning in January, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Expectant mothers and their partners are invited to learn more about pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and are also given a tour of our Family Birthing Centre. ABC’s of Prenatal Care classes, for women in their 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy, are held on alternating months beginning in February. “Mom’s Special Helper” Sibling Class is held the fourth Wednesday in the same month as the prenatal class. This class is for expectant big brothers and sisters. Both classes are taught by experienced instructors and are free of charge.

For further information, or to sign up for either class, call (815) 664-1345.