St. John's Birth Center
Children may be born every day, but your birth is special. We have spent years preparing for your birthing experience. You can rest assured knowing the best resources in the region are here to ensure the safety of you and your baby.
Here, state-of-the-art care comes with a personal touch and comfortable surroundings, because we know that where your family is concerned, only the best will do.
John’s Hospital is proud to be designated a Level III Administrative Perinatal Center, providing the highest level of care for our mothers
and babies located within a 37-county area in South Central Illinois.
Our Birth Center welcomes more than 1,800 babies every year. The
antenatal unit (located within the Birth 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. In addition, should an emergency 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
We encourage you to contact our Personal Birth Consultant at (217) 744-2229 for any questions you may have about our facilities and services.