One of the most treasured moments for a woman is the birth of her baby. Doctors and nurses at SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale’s Birthing Center find this so rewarding. For them, it’s not just another day on the job. It’s their mission to make this experience about you. This sentiment is one reason SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is nationally recognized for patient experience. This will be one of the most memorable times of your life, and we’re here to make sure it happens safely and comfortably.

Birthing Rooms

Our birthing rooms are spacious and private, and equipped with everything needed to deliver your baby. Labor, delivery, and immediate recovery happen in the same space. Several of these rooms are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs to help you relax. If this is a feature you desire, please let your nurse know.

Mother/Baby Suites

Following your immediate recovery in a birthing room, you’ll be moved to a comfortable mother/baby suite for the rest of your stay. Nearly all of these suites are private, but five of them can be converted to doubles, should the need arise.

You’ll recover in these rooms, and start the journey of getting acquainted with your baby, who can stay in the room with you as much as you wish.


During your stay, we ask that you keep your baby in your room with you. This will allow you (and any others) to not only become more familiar with your child.

Call 618-549-0721 for more information. Or, if you’re ready, choose a physician now.

Group Tour of the Birthing Center

Southern Illinois Healthcare Birthing Center provides a comfortable environment that features private rooms, low lighting, infant warmers, television and all of the necessary monitoring equipment. Additionally, we offer specially equipped operating rooms for Caesarean births. Our delivery services, including anesthesia, are available 24/7 to ensure that we'll be ready when you are.

The nursing and professional staff can accommodate your birthing preferences and needs by working closely with your private obstetrician and/or midwife. You and your baby will also receive individual care and teaching from highly experienced obstetrical nurses and lactation consultants. Would you like a tour of the Birthing Center – sign up below – we offer tours the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Birthing Center Upcoming Classes