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The University of Chicago Medicine - The Family Birth Center

Postpartum Recovery

Family Birth Center Mother and Baby Care

The moments after your child's birth are a time for bonding and healing. Our private postpartum suites provide an optimal environment to support both.

At the Family Birth Center, we follow recommended practices to encourage immediate bonding with your newborn and offer breastfeeding support. Our staff remains close by and attentive as you and your baby adjust to physical and emotional changes, leaving as much personal space as we can to respect your family's need for privacy.

After delivery, you and your spouse, partner or co-parent may prefer to spend time alone with your newborn. Or, you may choose to invite siblings, grandparents or other loved ones. Our visitor policies prioritize safety first, while welcoming your family members and friends.

When possible, our team may facilitate an early discharge, allowing your family to continue bonding in the comfort of your own home. We can also help connect you with a pediatrician at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital before you leave.