Specializing in board-certified obstetrics, midwifery, and gynecology, OMG uses a biopsychosocial model of treatment that involves a focus on the specific biological, psychological, and social needs of each patient. Since 2002, Dr. Daube and his highly skilled team of certified nurse midwives and birth doulas have been helping women bring their children into the world at the beautiful Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
As a board-certified physician, Dr. Daube first discovered the value of certified nurse midwives in 2004. At the time, he was taking over a practice that employed nurse midwives, and he immediately recognized the different—yet beneficial—way they handled childbirth. The nurse midwives, for instance, made birthing decisions based on the individual circumstance, rather than making decisions based on a prescribed model of the childbirth process. “I think doctors have gotten in a hurry. In childbirth, you have to let things happen on their own,” Dr. Daube says. “You don’t have to rush to deliver the baby after an arbitrary number of hours. If everything is fine, you don’t have to interfere.”
Not only do the certified nurse midwives bring a wealth of experience to the childbirthing process, but they also have extensive educational backgrounds in the medical field. Aside from becoming registered nurses and advanced nurse practitioners, they must also pass a national board certification exam. Their education, along with their careful attention in each birthing situation, creates a very beneficial combination; statistics even confirm this method, according to Dr. Daube. For instance, babies delivered by certified nurse midwives are more likely to be born at a normal weight, are 19 percent more likely to survive delivery, and are 33 percent more likely to survive the first month of life. Add to it that Adventist Hinsdale Hospital offers the security of both maternal fetal medicine and neonatology, and you get care unmatched anywhere in the western suburbs.
Aside from certified nurse midwives, Dr. Daube also added a small team of birth doulas to OMG last year. Doulas work alongside patients who desire natural births and provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women prior to, during, and after their deliveries. “We were pleased to add doula services as an extra value for our patients, especially for our first-time moms who want unmedicated births,” Dr. Daube says. “They may have a fear of the unknown, but a doula can help them get rid of that fear. Continuous labor support also greatly decreases the chance of a cesarean section.” For parents who are seeking more information regarding childbirth and caring for a new baby, Dr. Daube also recently founded Prenatal University, which offers educational programs on these topics. “Pregnancy and childbirth is a joyous experience, but it can also be overwhelming,” says Prenatal University Program Director Colleen Curry. “Our goal is to help make this life transition as smooth as possible. Expectant and new parents now have easy access to leading expert instructors in a range of prenatal and parenting classes in one centralized location, which will help save them time and difficulty.” Classes at Prenatal University include Hypnobirthing, Baby Boot Camp, Balancing Babies with Big Brother/Big Sister, Baby’s Fresh First Foods, and Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates. With all of these resources, combined with knowledgeable health care professionals, OMG Women’s Healthcare and Prenatal University offer an effective approach and a comfortable experience for families who seek to deliver at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
OMG Women’s Healthcare is located at 950 North York Road, Suite 102, in Hinsdale. All deliveries take place at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. For more information, call 630-920-1347, or visit omgwh.com. To register for Prenatal University classes, call 630-203-8188, or visit prenataluniversity.com.